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About waterman7474

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  1. waterman7474

    Started at 23DV owners page on FB

    There are a few of us scattered around and some of us have a small email group but I thought it might be better to make the information more public and not lost in the threads here and THT so I started a group for these unicorns specifically if anyone is interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1308882279266673/
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    More Yamaha SHO woes...

    btw, your avatar is fantastic. He's actually 6'5", with the afro 6'9", pretty good dribbler.
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    Questions about loading 26 on trailer.

    Maybe look into the uprights. You can then deep set the trailer and it will center the boat regardless. You just have to be a lot better about getting it on through the goal posts or you will bend/break them off.
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    WTB Pathfinder 23 DV still....

    Mine was a charter boat for 10 years and it was clearly well used and it is still solid as a rock, I'm sure that one is fine. Look at it this way....if it hasn't broken by now, it' isn't going to. 200's that thing much move out!
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    23 DV

    The only thing I really don't like about mine (fishing wise) is tackle storage. Don't get me wrong, there is tons of storage but you have to get a little creative on where to keep stuff to access while you are fishing, or add holders. Watch the wiring, how the HUGE baitwell is attached (they can drop) and the trim tab welds to the hinge (mine finally just popped two welds). Aside from that, they are tanks. My 03 was a charter boat for most of its life and it's in shockingly good condition considering the amount of abuse it's had.
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    Cleats rattling on 23DV

    Luckily, on the DV the gunnels are open below and I can easily take them out. There are two allen screws on each side that look like adjustments but in the event they aren't, I don't want to start turning things and them maybe screw it up.
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    Cleats rattling on 23DV

    Certain rpms rattle them more than others (and it's much worse when just above idle or before plane) but they do rattle both up and down. Maybe they are just wore out.
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    Cleats rattling on 23DV

    I have these pull up cleats on my DV and as best I can tell they are from Accon Marine, but I'm not completely sure. The bow won't stay up and the mid-ships and stern rattle like crazy when stowed. Before I go through the trouble of taking them out, are they adjustable or is there the ability to tighten them while stowed?
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    23DV for sale on THT

    Not mine but here's the link. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sale-wanted/1009648-2005-pathfinder-2300dv-w-2007-300-suzuki-200-hrs.html Seems like a good deal at $35k
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    2003 Pathfinder Logo

    Wondering if there are any new opinions on this. I bought one off amazon actually and the logo and size look good but the material is very thin and scratched up VERY easily. I would like to take it to a local vinyl guy but a grab of the logo off the internet is not going to translate well when blown up (i've already seen the end of that movie)
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    Thru hull v transom mount ducer

    What about thru-hull with side scan? I am working on upgrading at some point soon and have a transom mount now with same issues. There is a much older Airmar 20deg (like 3inch?) that the PO cut the wire and was thinking about replacing it with the new unit but don't know if if garmin or simrad offer a transducer with side scan that will not be too much of a pain in the existing hole. I really don't want to cut a new hole.
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    Propped right on a 23DV?

    Thanks. He hooked me up with a local guy who actually knows the boat (and some of my friends actually) and agrees with what Marcus recommended, as well as the prop you recommended. He has both as well as a few other options that he is more than happy to let me try out so that has worked out nicely.
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    Replacing Garmin thoughts?

    Wish y'all would do TX. Granted we don't have the water clarity in the north half of the state but there are a LOT of boaters around here that would love to throw money at something like this.
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    Replacing Garmin thoughts?

    so good. yes, of course i'm jealous of the big offshore boats i see on tv with *** near that much total screen acreage but it's still funny....
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    Propped right on a 23DV?

    Talked to Marcus at PowerTech. SUPER helpful. He did a little banging away on a calculator and suggested 3 blade, 15 1/4 x 17 or 18p, probably 17 as it is an older motor and maybe not as strong as it once was.
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