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  1. captaincowart

    2018 24 trs with 250 sho prop ideas ?

    Had my 2400 TRS built for me and delivered in November, it has a factory hard fiberglass t-top, two 10' power poles, Minn Kota 112 lb. thrust Rip Tide trolling motor and a Yamaha 250 SHO. The dealer put a Power Tech OFX20 4 blade prop on it. After the initial break in I took it to WOT at 3" on the jackplate and 4 on the trim, that is what seemed to get me max speed. With a full tank of fuel, myself and another male friend on the boat I could only turn the prop at 5200 rpms and 45 mph. I went back to the dealer and replaced the prop with an OFX18 4 blade, I was able to get the rpms up to 5900 and speed up to 48.5 mph at WOT running everything the same way, I wasn't crazy about the separation gap between the rpms and speed. Another downside was when I lowered the jackplate to 2 " at 4000 rpms my fuel economy was not good, I was getting about 2 mpg. I didn't like the numbers and returned the prop for an OFX19 4 blade, right away I felt like this was the right prop. At WOT my rpms dropped to 5700 and my speed increased to 50.5 mph, when I lowered the jackplate to 2 " at 4000 rpms, I was able to get 3.1 mpg at around 34 mph. I know if I ran the boat with 1/2 tank of fuel and a light load I could probably increase my speed to maybe 52 mph. I'm happy with this set-up.
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    2400 TRS boarding ladder advice needed.

    Any advice would be appreciated. I'm having a 2400 TRS being built, I decided to have the factory transom mount dual 10 ft. Power poles, to do this they will be removing the platform ladder. I like the transom mount on the Power poles as opposed to using brackets, I think they are sturdier that way and it's just my preference. I have been trying to find an engine mount boarding ladder that I can mount to the outside engine bolts, but it looks like I can't with the Atlas jack plate. I have looked at TH Marine twist ladder, RR extend ladder and Hahn All Aboard ladder. They are all good ladders, but I can't mount to the outer engine bolts, I have to mount between the engine and jack plate. Anybody have this issue, thanks in advance.
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    23 HPS or 24 TRS

    Thank you, I definitely wouldn't fish in todays conditions, glad to hear the 25 performed well.
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    23 HPS or 24 TRS

    Yeah I agree linesider, my 2200 TE is an awesome boat to fish from, great deck design, but when the wind kicks up, it doesn't handle it very well. I keep hearing the 23 HPS eats it up, just trying to decide between the 23 HPS or 24 TRS, I really wish they still made the 24 TE. I am arranging a sea trial in the 23 HPS next week, I've been in a new 24 TRS in windy conditions and it did well, like a 24 ft should do. Hoping to find out if the 23 HPS rides more like the 22 TE or the 24 TRS or is just a different animal all together.
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    23 HPS or 24 TRS

    The 25 looks awesome, how would your 23 handle todays conditions AFE Cummins?
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    23 HPS or 24 TRS

    I'm about to trade my 2200 TE in for either a 23 HPS or 24 TRS. I'm a hardcore live bait fisherman, I love my 22 TE except on rough days in the harbor. Any input from current 23 HPS or 24 TRS owners would be appreciated. I keep hearing that the 23 HPS handles rough water really well, thanks in advance.
  7. captaincowart

    AmeraTrail trailer question

    @linesider159, I tend to agree with you and am having AmeraTrail send me 2 bunks with beveled edges. They do it this way for Cobia boats because of the deeper bow, so they think the new bunks will eliminate the problem.
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    AmeraTrail trailer question

    Definitely aware of that hurricane, also @ fin-addict, the carpet looks like standard bunk carpet, I think AmeraTrail makes a nice trailer, very precise measurements and will fit your boat like a glove, so not much play or movement when loading or launching. It's a great trailer for a ramp with a lot of current.
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    AmeraTrail trailer question

    I agree skeetman68, the bottom of my Pathfinder is starting to scratch pretty good where the bunks are rubbing it. It doesn't want to float off easy when launching and I'm backing it in a little farther every time. I'm now backing it in to where the whole fender is just submerged, I'm thinking with the pads it might glide and float off without wanting to grab the carpet.
  10. captaincowart

    AmeraTrail trailer question

    I've used them on other boats in the past without problems also, I called AmeraTrail and they seemed to think they could scratch the bottom, which is why I want to get the feedback. Also, for Bamaskeet, as you probably know now, when launching with bunk pads, I always left the boat in gear and then would unhitch it from the trailer.
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    AmeraTrail trailer question

    I need some feedback, I have a 2016 Pathfinder 2200 TE on an AmeraTrail trailer made for the boat. The boat fits the trailer great, but is now starting to wear the carpet out on the bunks and is harder to launch. I have used Liquid Rollers spray on the carpet and it helps, but I want to know if any other Pathfinder owners have put bunk slicks or pads on their bunks and has there been any issues with them scratching up the gelcoat on the hull, thanks.
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