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Josh B

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About Josh B

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    Tournament Angler & Weekend Warrior
  • Birthday 05/01/1982

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    www.facebook.com/jbibler
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    Being Outside!
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    Bradenton, FL
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    Josh B.

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  1. FIRE SALE! Pathfinder 26hps for sale ($21000)

    With hardware (hinges, latches and shocks) you're looking at about $3,500 to replace all the hatch lids. All because they wanted the hardware... probably sold all the hardware for about $150 and trashed the actual lids. Josh B.
  2. A Pathfinder version west coast tower boat?

    This is what I would like to see... this is a 25 Dorado, but something similar would be nice.
  3. From 2300 HPS to a 2500 Hybrid impressions

    Keep us updated on that... would love to hear the numbers. I think for the 25-28 size boat it's an option to still going fast with only one motor. In the FAQ on their page they talk about how de-tuned the 4.2L engine is. I know Yamaha keeps them that way for the reliability factor. They sure don't want to be filling warranty claims. After market super chargers/turbos, etc. are always a risk, but for the folks with a big check book it sure sounds fun. Josh B.
  4. A Pathfinder version west coast tower boat?

    There's two boats I would love to see MBG build... one is exactly what you're talking about. I love being up top and fishing on the deck (or platform) but for many folks they like to fish down inside the boat. Many guides have this issue whether the customers are elderly or young children they want to feel safe down inside. For this I would love to see a nice deck up front but an open cockpit in the rear. Closed transom with built in livewell and leaning post livewell. Plenty of space to throw a cast net from the rear as well as fish, coolers, bean bags, etc. The TCraft, Privateer, CHawk, Hanson, etc. all have that big wide beam with tons of space to run around. I have the 23 HPS and the beam is actually not bad, but the wider gunnels and back deck are rarely used. If I am fishing from the rear I'm generally trolling, bottom fishing offshore, or maybe livebaiting mangroves. I would much rather be standing down inside when in the rear. When i'm fishing up front on the platform I'm generally moving along and sight fishing with artificials. The 2nd boat I would like to see them build is a cat (texas style) hull. Something like SCB (ESCB), Shoalwater, etc. but we'll leave that for another discussion. Josh B.
  5. I have three (3) Shimano Sustain 4000fg reels. All are used & show some wear but are in great working condition. One reel is missing a set screw & spacer on handle but does not affect performance. Will include an extra spare spool & extra roller bearings for free if you buy all three. $185 each or all 3 with extra spool & roller bearings for $500. Also includes two boxes, paperwork and whatever extras I have (new drag washers, etc.) Can meet in Ellenton, FL area or ship for additional $20. Call, Text, or Email 941.224.5846 or jbibler@gmail.com Josh B.
  6. This is a Ross Vexsis 3 (5-7wt) in near new condition with the box and all original paperwork, including the blank warranty card and maintenance information. It comes complete with new Scientific Angler fly line and orange backing already loaded on the reel. I just purchased the line and have never used it. Everything is in excellent condition. The reel was msrp for $355 and the line lists for $79.95, for a total of $434.95 plus tax. Asking $250, pretty firm on price. Can ship insured for $20 or pickup in Ellenton, FL Call, Text, or email. 941.224.5846 or jbibler@gmail.com Josh B.
  7. Yamaha HS4 21p - $350

    I was running on 23 HPS with 250 SHO. Originally it was 23 pitch and I was getting good speed (60-62) but could not get RPM's over 5500. I thought having it custom tuned down a pitch or two would raise RPM's up and give me more speed. It did not work, I get RPM's to 6000 now but speed dropped to 56-58 mph. It definitely jumps up super fast and handles great, but not the outcome i was after. Looking to get a Bravo FS in 22 or 23 now instead of putting more money into having this prop reworked. This prop would probably be great for a 24 Pathfinder or someone who needs a 21 pitch for heavier load. Josh B.
  8. I have a Yamaha HS4 21p 4 blade prop for sale. It was originally a 23p prop, but I had it modified to 21p with extra cup. Works and looks like new. Asking $350 OBO, can meet in Ellenton/Sarasota area. Will ship free within Florida... or $25 outside Florida. Call, Text, or Email. 941.224.5846 or jbibler at gmail.com Josh B.
  9. Redfisher 21 $12000

    If I had the cash on hand I would really consider buying this and throwing on a 1-3 year old 250 SHO. Could be a sweet rig if everything checks out. Josh B.
  10. 2016 Pathfinder 2300 HPS

    Also... FYI, boat is for sale now. Asking $64k Call or text 941.224.5846 if interested. Josh B.
  11. 2016 Pathfinder 2300 HPS

    Capt Jerome, Chuck @ Water Way Systems made my lid, his number is 941-779-4709. I think any glass/acrylic shop should be able to do it for you. I had to remove my original lid and take it with me to make sure we got the measurements exact. It also requires changing hardware as the new lid will not fit on the original hinges. I want to say total costs were around $250. I've had it in place for about 1.5 years now and no complaints at all. I have had zero problems with it being slippery. The first couple months I was super careful not to walk on it or scratch it, but over time I didn't worry about it as much. Now I don't even think about it, I walk on it and use it like any other hatch. It does have some light surface scratches which actually came from the scrub brush when cleaning the boat. I haven't done it yet, but I am fairly certain I can buff them out with some rubbing compound. It's nice to be able to keep an eye on your bait and fish without constantly opening the lid to see. Josh B.
  12. PF 2500 hybrid power option

    The 400R does come with 3 year warranty now for recreational use. http://www.mercuryracing.com/promotions/
  13. 21MA vs 21 RF

    I've spent a lot of time on both hulls... Redfisher is faster. Maverick rides smoother and is still pretty quick. Both have ample livewell space and storage (more than most boats). I don't think you can go wrong with either one. I would just shop & find the best deal you can. They are both high demand hulls, so you're going to pay if you want a super clean rig with options. Josh B.
  14. Florida Marine Tracks - Anyone Using On What

    I'd love to try FMT, but I live right on the line where they split the state for North & South. Looking at $500+ for a card to cover the entire state hurts a little. Another option that i'm looking into now. Will require some time & effort but the price is right!
  15. Ideas for shop build

    This is the picture you're probably referring to? I saved it in my "garage ideas" folder along with a lot of others. I don't know who it belongs to or the details/dimensions... but i'll give you some advice for dimensions... as big as you can make it!!! ha ha Josh B.
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