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  1. So the 20 ft Pathy is back

    I own a 2000v from 2011 with a 115 Yamaha on the back (this is my second season with it). I live up north and fish for about everything but primarily bass and walleye and Ive been fishing the Florida Keys in the spring for ten springs in a row and now haul the boat down for fishing flats/bridge tarpon, cuda, shark etc. A 20 footer can run big water but seems much friendlier as far as storage/towing/price etc. Ultimately, I’m glad they brought back the 20 footer. However, I was hoping it would’ve had some options geared a bit more towards high performance/hard core fishing. Like I was hoping rated for up to a 250 outboard, bigger livewell options, especially legit full size rod lockers (offhand looks like a tiny space in rod locker like my current 2000v) etc. Also, it’s not bad idea to have a bit more space in the back cockpit but not so sure about a back deck a person can’t walk across. I do really like the inital looks of built in floor storage, jump seats, under gunnel access to long rods and some of the stuff they did. It does seem like a nice fishing/family/play combo rig. I guess what I’m looking for is already really available in the 22’ plus options so sometime down the line that’s probably what I’ll go with when I decide to sell my 2000v sometime down the line. Personally, a bay boat is the most versatile/amazing boat made for a multi species angler. I hope Pathfinder pursues dealers/sales up north for freshwater type markets more in the future.
  2. Rabud scupper spacer ?

    This topic has been discussed a lot in general... However, a little while back I believe I order the correct spacer and ping pong ball style rabud scupper drain from dusky. I’m getting around to trying to install it but it seems like the spacers just barely don’t want to fit over the existing stainless drain on the outside of the transom... it’s close, like if I screwed them in it might *** over the drain or hit it with a hammer or something... However, I tend to think I ended up with the wrong size or something. Any thoughts ? Thanks much
  3. Loose console

    Thanks for all the help guys. For whatever it’s worth I’ll mention what I did... My console was loose to the point where I literally couldn’t keep it tight at all even with the screws in place and tight as they’d get and the screws absolutely wouldn’t stay in very long. I run a lot of very rough water and drive a lot of dirt roads at times also. Sometimes up to 60 plus miles of dirt road trailering the boat one way and On the water sometimes 60 plus miles one way through some big chop one way to a fishing spot. Screws and that kind of vibration just don’t work out well. I bought Bondo Hair. It’s the resin/pre mixed fiberglass strands and the harderner that come packaged together. The gap between the raised base under the console and the console was very narrow and it would’ve been a bigger pain to lift it out to sand better but I tried to rough it up a bit with the console in place. i forced some bondo hair into be very small gap between the raised floor and the console along the entire length of the front of the console through the corners. I also did the back corners and about 5” past the corners. So there’s still some gaps to allow water to drain out but the corners and the whole front and part of back got bondo haired in. While applying the bondo I put the screws in immediately after and I used washers when I put the screws in along the sides. After a couple hundred miles on the water including a good amount of it in some pretty good chop, and 70 plus miles of gravel roads I have no wiggle or signs of screws loosening. The process to glass it in isn’t easy to do at all because of poor access under the console but it was worth it for me it seems so far for sure. I love my pathfinder but hate the under console access. Glad the new model pathfinders have giant access doors for when I get a different one some day .
  4. Loose console

    So to double check when Brad is saying he glassed the console in, he glassed in the space between the raised base and the console itself? Thanks again guys. I’m just getting around to check everything out in detail how. I pulled all my batteries out and pulled wiring aside
  5. Loose console

    Thanks for the ideas so far... if anyone has more keep them coming... do you guys think thicker screws and or longer screws would be better for holes that are largely stripped out? My boats in another state at the moment. I’m forgetting exactly how/where the console screws in but there must be an elevated base under the console that the console screws into or something ...
  6. Loose console

    I have a 20011 pathfinder 2000v. It appears the console is primarily/only held down with screws at its base. The screws I have want to rattle out almost constantly and it’s very easy for the console rocks back and forth on me. Wondering if anyone has any input on what to do? I’ve tried tightening the screws in with super glue to keep them from backing out with no luck. I’m thinking of coating them in 5 minute epoxy and inserting them... can I get longer screws to use for a better bite? Any other ideas? Thanks much
  7. Locking compartments ??

    I have a 2000v without built in locks. Wondering if there’s a way to lock/secure them that someone has figured out? Thanks
  8. Spacer for scupper install on pathfinder ?

    Sweet thanks guys, I just ordered the spacers from dusky. (I already ordered the main piece off amazon earlier)
  9. Spacer for scupper install on pathfinder ?

    Who’s “them”? Haha thanks
  10. I purchased the 3” clear new rabud scupper deals, the things that look like pin pong balls in a clear case haha. Looks like they simply go over top of the current metal drains on the outside of the transom (removing the rubber flap). I’m just wondering what people use for a spacer? Something home made or so there an easy way to purchase something? also any reason not to install the new style rabud Scupper? Sounds like it’ll prevent most all water intrusion back up through the floor when in reverse or weight it shifted in the boat dramatically and also drain faster.
  11. 2000v Trolling Motor?

    I run a new 36 volt (112 lb thrust I think) Terrova with a 60” shaft. The updated spot lock, jog features, responsiveness etc is fantastic. Personally I’d never recommend less power/length than that on the 2000v unless you have a super specific reason like you literally always fish in super shallow water with no waves and a taller shaft would only get in the way. It’s always better to have more power and reserve battery power even if you don’t always need it consistently. Also your batteries long term life will last longer if they aren’t drawn down deep consistently.
  12. Minimum garage requirements pathfinder 22-24

    Frozen, Is that style or brand of windshield actually called bug slinger? I thought it was just a random sticker on the guys windshield but maybe it is the brand or style or something. Wondering what the easiest way to get ahold of one like that is? I’ll respond in this this thread if I get a good idea for shorter grab bar also.
  13. Currently I own a pathfinder 2000v. I’m considering purchasing a home with a garage that’s smaller than ideal. It’s about 26’ long for space on the interior. Width is a non issue with that particular garage. Height of garage door is about 7’. Currently my parhfinder 2000v fits no problem lengthwise but It doesn’t fit with windshield/grab bar up through the garage door. I may choose to get a super short custom windshield and use the very short one most summer and then just use the thumb screws to swap out for larger windshield in cold/rainy weather etc. however I’m wondering for people with pathfinder 22s or 23 hps boats how much length and height you need (in case I ever get a larger model than the 2000v which is likely). Swing tongue trailers would be required more than likely. For heigh the stock windshield wouldn’t work upright but I’m wondering how high it is to the top of the fiberglass console. I currently live in an apartment which is so snug I actually have to trim down the motor to fit my 2000v so I’m used to relatively snug fits. Also if anyone has experience running no windshield or super short one wondering if you like it or not? I attached a pic of a super short custom windshield on a PathFinder that I saw on a hogy lures video... I’m thinking I might look into an option like that and modify the grab rail or buy a different one. Thanks a bunch for any measurements /ideas.
  14. Keel repair

    Thanks for the responses, has anyone got the line x keel guard ? I'm not sure if it's rough like typical bedliner or smooth? Seems like it would be a good longer term solution using the line x keel guard but I also don't want to lose noticeable amounts of speed either (if the line x caused drag possibly).
  15. Keel repair

    I have some wear on my used 2000 v pathfinder I picked up this spring and there's some areas on the keel where fiberglass is exposed. Anyone have recollections for products and methods for DIY repair? Or would u recommend a professional do it? Not really huge gouges so much as general wear on the keel. I'd like to get it fixed and then get a keel guard or some kind on it. Thanks much!
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