Lee's Precision 165 Page

Updated 7/6/99



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The 1999 P165
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Welcome to my Precision 165 Owner's page. This page has grown from my desire to develop a repository of information related to the P165. Please enjoy the links and feel free to submit additional information and images for inclusion at this site.

The P165 is built at
Precision Boat Works

1511 18th Ave Dr East, Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: (941) 722-6601 Fax: (941) 722-5595

The noted designer Jim Taylor produced the designs for the entire line of Precision boats, as well as many others. An early sales brochure quotes Mr Taylor as saying:

  • "The Precision 165 is intended to provide the most performance and fun possible within her builder's mandate for a low trailer weight and an especially reasonable price. This cannot be done with smoke and mirrors, so it must be done by focusing exceptionally hard on developing her most vital "fun features" while trimming away anything not truly essential"

The P 165 Specifications from a Precision publication include the following physical dimensions:

LOA: 16 ft. 5 in. LWL: 15 ft. 3 in. Beam: 7 ft. 2 in. Draft: 1 ft. 9 in.
Displ: 750 lbs Ballast: 250 lbs. Sail Area: 145sf Mast Ht above DWL 25 ft. 4in

Other Dimensions (as supplied by SailRite) include:

I = 18.3' ht of fore triangle, from deck J = 5.4' base of fore triangle,horz from stem
P = 18.4' longest reach of main along mast E = 8.4' longest reach of main along boom

Reference Data for the Performance Trailer

Tires: 5.70-8c (4 lug) - 910# capacity @ 75psi
Bearings: 1-1/16 inch - inboard and outboard
Seal: 1-1/4 inch
Bearing Protector:1.98 inch
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