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  1. Access to gas tank

    Spoke with pathfinder this am and there doesn't seem to be any solution short of removing the console and cutting through the deck to access the tank. Wanted to do a pressure test today but couldn't pump out the gas. May indicate a leak in a hose but getting to the source just as painful. Seems the boat will be out of commission for quite some time.
  2. I think I have a bad problem with my 2012 Pathy 2300 HPS. Ran 15 miles offshore last weekend to dive. Hit a few large swells on way out but nothing unusual and since I was carrying dive tanks I wasn't pushing it. I did notice a strange sound from time to time on the port side when I hit a rough patch but couldn't identify it. Smooth run in with a following swell, no unusual noise. Pull boat out onto trailer, park, no apparent issues, . Long story short, several days later, I have gasoline in my bilge, lots of it. Drained out about 6 gallons. Yes, I realize the danger of this and batteries are disconnected and boat in a safe place for the moment but I have to deal with this problem sooner rather than later. I can find nothing wrong with gas lines, filters, or any of the places one would look first. I assume the strange noise I heard on impact last weekend is related to the gas tank as the noise appeared to be coming from the area near the gas cap. How do I access this short of cutting through the deck? Im not qualified to do this myself but trying to get an idea of what to expect and recommended way to do it. All semi-educated guesses or better would be appreciated.
  3. More opinions requested- scuba tanks, big fish

    Really appreciate the input. Very helpful, thanx all. Don't hesitate to send more.
  4. Had my 23 HPS for less than a year and have some questions for the more experienced. First, looking for some thoughts on how best to secure scuba tanks on the boat. On my previous boat (not a Pathfinder), I used the Roll Control system and it worked pretty well but I had a transom bracket which made for a great combination. Ive been thinking about the same product for my 23, but am skeptical on where I would mount it, not wanting to put any screws into the livewell area, and seeing problems with mounting anywhere along the gunnels. Any ideas, permanent or temporary, would be appreciated. Second, had the good luck to catch a 65 lb cobia last weekend fishing from my friends 25 ft Sea Hunt. It has a nice big fishbox and easily handled the approximate 48 inch long fish. Made me wonder what I would do with the fish had I caught it from my boat. I have a cooler under the seat which can handle up to a 30 inch or slightly larger fish, but that's about it. Wondering whether anyone routinely uses one of the rod lockers as a fish box, though I shudder to think about the fish scales and blood fouling up that nice storage area. Any suggestions?
  5. What are the odds?

    I bought a 23 HPS from a guy in Annapolis last summer. I live in Virginia Beach and it was nice to not have to drive to Fla, Texas, or Louisiana to check out the boat and worry about having it bought out from underneath you while you drive there.
  6. Trolling motor

    Thanks fellas. Exactly what I was wondering about and the pics are very helpful. I dont want the trolling motor any more exposed than need be, nor do I want to ruin the nice casting area I have on the bow.
  7. Trolling motor

    Okay, 60 inch shaft seems unanimous and I do fish heavy current so 112 lbs thrust probably way to go. Next question - how does the long shaft affect docking? A minor consideration on my johnboat, but the trolling motor is much shorter. Also, any special mounting considerations?
  8. Trolling motor

    Going to purchase a trolling motor for my 23 Pathfinder HPS. Wondering what shaft length and thrust are optimal? All opinions appreciated
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