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  1. Ameritrail Trailer prices

    I have an ameritrail now and love it. But they are not cheap. A friend of mine got a new trailer from Peterson Trailers and I was super impressed... the quality was top notch and the price was wayyyyyyyy better than the ameritrail. I would definitely give them a look. https://www.facebook.com/PetersonBoatTrailers Josh B.
  2. 2300 HPS Livewell Pump Help

    If you remove the pump cartridge from the pump housing and turn it on... does it run fine? no sound? But then when you insert the pump back into the housing it makes noise? Like someone else mentioned, make sure it's going in perfectly straight. They are designed so the impeller is very very close to the internal housing to create the pressure needed. If it's not straight it can rub the inside of the housing and make noise. If both pumps run fine outside of the housing, but both make noise when inserted it could be that the housing is bent/broke, etc. And... it's always possible that there's a piece of something (rock/stick, etc.) stuck in the intake. When you run the pump out of the water it doesn't make any noise. When you put the boat in the water the pressure of the water pushes the object up the hole and into the pump housing? Long shot... but try cleaning out the lines. Use a shopvac/garden hose/air compressor to clear the lines. Josh B.
  3. Night & Day difference between any of the standard 22/24 v hulls and the 23 HPS stepped hull. I've run them all, the 23 stepped hull gets up on top. Not only is it faster, it rides better as well. I would suggest taking a ride on each hull you're considering. Several variables will affect the ride (weather, props, load... and mostly the person driving it). If you're going to a bay boat, I wouldn't consider anything besides the 23 or 25 stepped hull. Just my 2 cents though. Josh B.
  4. Hey guys, just wanted to show off my 2016 Pathfinder 2300 HPS. This is my second 23 HPS. I love the boat hull design and ride, for the Tampa Bay and west coast of Florida this is the perfect boat for me to run offshore, across large bodies of water and still get into shallow flats and backwater. 2016 Pathfinder 2300 HPS Guide Green with white powder coat Yamaha 250 SHO Dual 10' Blade Power-Poles MinnKota iPilot MinnKota 4 bank charger JL Audio M880 (4) JL Audio MHD 600/4 Amp with BlueTooth module (no head unit) Custom built platform SeaDek under gunnels, on console, and platform Recirc and bubblers in livewell and release well Lowrance HDS 12 Gen 3 with Yamaha Command Link cable for displaying motor data Custom Acrylic Livewell lid (for keeping an eye on my fish during tournaments)
  5. Yamaha HS4 SDS 22 Pitch

    The 23 pitch Rev4 was awesome on my 23 HPS with F300. Got 65 mph with tourney load when it was new. I thought that was incredible for 2 guys (500+ lbs), 3/4 fuel and some gear. After a few months I could only manage 63 so could have been conditions or wear? Nevertheless it was a great prop for me with that boat/motor combo. I tried the same prop on my 23 HPS with 250 SHO and couldn't get 60. Ended up going with the 22 HS4 like you just sold and it works well. 61-63 mph, some of the Merc Bravo's are faster but it seems like they wear out pretty quick. Fast when new, but they will slowly lose that edge and drop speed. Josh B.
  6. Yamaha HS4 21p - $350

    It is still available, shoot me a text or call. 941-224-5846 Josh B.
  7. 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.
  8. Sweet Hewes Restoration

    This isn't mine, I just thought I would share. Central Marine posted on their FB page. Love the color, great looking boat. Congrats to the owner. Josh B. 24111039_706705976189435_143127560346140672_n.mp4
  9. 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 Price updated... $220 shipped to your door. Call, Text, or email. 941.224.5846 or jbibler@gmail.com Josh B.
  10. Lowrance Gen3 iPad interface ? Anyone using?

    If you have a tower, this is the perfect option for having a removable iPad mount up top. Or even if you want to view your map when you're on the bow... I was thinking of getting a flexible iPad mount and attaching it to the head of my trolling motor so I can see my map when i'm fishing up front without going back & forth to the center console. Josh B.
  11. WTB Cheap Prop for Verado 250

    I have two props that will work for you: Yamaha HS4 in 21 pitch - $250 Rev4 21 pitch - $300. I'm in Ellenton, FL if you want to pickup, otherwise shipping is $30 for either. Josh B.
  12. Yamaha HS4 21p - $350

    Still available... price lowered $300 shipped or $250 if you pickup local. Josh B.
  13. Price change.... $220 shipped to your door. Josh B.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 2016 Pathfinder 2300 HPS

    Also... FYI, boat is for sale now. Asking $64k Call or text 941.224.5846 if interested. Josh B.
  22. 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.
  23. PF 2500 hybrid power option

    The 400R does come with 3 year warranty now for recreational use. http://www.mercuryracing.com/promotions/
  24. 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.