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All Carbon Infused Pathfinder 2300HPS

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Thought some of you might find this interesting, building a 100% Carbon infused 23 Pathfinder at the moment.  Somewhat of an experiment for us, if this saves as much weight as we think it will we might make this an option on a few select models in the future. 

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Well this could be a game changer!  A typical VARIS infused deck for this model averages about 846lbs, this deck weighs 518lbs., a difference of 328lbs!  Stay tuned, hull comes out this afternoon.

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So we demolded the hull late yesterday, installed the fuel tank and added foam. The average weight of a VARIS infused 23 Pathfinder hull is 1131lbs, this hull is 897lbs, a loss of 234lbs. Combined with the deck, this package is 562lbs lighter than a standard build, a significant weight loss! Now we are building both the Hardtop and the Console with Carbon, we are expecting to see quite a weight savings on these items as well. Stay tuned...
 

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17 minutes ago, Lap it Up said:

Very nice skip!  Now its time for a carbon infused 23-24ft Master Angler and scrap the 26 MA idea. 

Let's see how this plays out first!  I can tell you the materials are ungodly expensive, not for the faint of heart for sure.  In the future we might offer the all Carbon option, need to add up all the additional costs and see if this might fly.  

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Agreed Skip, the cost is going to shock the average buyer, that was my first thought. However there is a segment of the public that can and will jump all over it. I personally think the innovation and the willingness to try something new can only pay off for MBG in the future.

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1 hour ago, slyshon said:

Let's see how this plays out first!  I can tell you the materials are ungodly expensive, not for the faint of heart for sure.  In the future we might offer the all Carbon option, need to add up all the additional costs and see if this might fly.  

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Im sure Rick Murphy is already beating down your door for one. He always has the fastest 23HPS as it is

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Hummmm.......I read on Instagram where Chittum Skiffs charge quite a bit extra for their carbon fiber skiffs!  Will be interesting to see if there is a market for a MBG "bay boat"  in carbon fiber. Just think, in ten years carbon fiber may be the standard construction process in top of the line boat manufacturing! Good move my MBG to to start the process! :) 

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Making progress, pictures from this morning.  Hull and deck work continue while the console and console box/ foot rest are now out of the molds.  You can see the clear coat on the insert and inside the console, the dash panel will be in clear as well.  Hardtop should be out next.

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An update from today...  We are building this rig "offline" as to not interfere with our production schedule.  Made some progress this morning, some of you might admire the new livewell system we are trying on this boat.  Seachest with Hooker Pumps, hope this works as well as it looks!

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 11:12 AM, linesider 159 said:

Im sure Rick Murphy is already beating down your door for one. He always has the fastest 23HPS as it is

That is Rick Murphy's:D

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