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Old 01-30-2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by offroadr View Post
sounds awesome, whats the timing?


Honestly i'm not sure what the timeframe is, but hopefully soon.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dossmarine View Post
i have been told the actual draft is 15"-16", but every situation and boat is different. 17" is a safe number for sure.

Before the boat was launched I was looking at the scum water line on the boat. I didn’t have a tape, but that’s where the 17” guess came from.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:53 PM
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I loved both of my blue wave boats, their customer service, and their brand's community.

I was really hoping the 28 would be more offshore and less bay. As mentioned above, 88 gallons won't cut it for any Texans trying to get offshore for pelagics.

This is the first I've heard of the 'open'. Keep us posted!

For reference, my 28' holds 270 gallons.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:58 PM
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Wont see anywhere near 4 mpg cruise with this boat unless its a couple people and a little fuel. Lighty loaded yes, but normal or fishing load will be 3.5 at best . More like closer to 3 real world.


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This version of the boat was built for shallow draft and idealy a single engine. Obviously 94 gallons is plenty when the cruise mpg is almost 4 mpg with a single 350. When they do the open version, i was told the the fuel capacity will be increased to better accomadate twins.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:29 PM
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I'm not sure what everyone is looking at, that is an ugly boat.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:31 PM
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I'm not sure what everyone is looking at, that is an ugly boat.
I would agree
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:33 PM
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I have had the pleasure of running this boat a few times and I don’t think people take into account how much better the dual prop performs in the mid range. From what I have seen and from what other people who have a good bit of seat time in the boat tell me, the mpg will be way closer to 4 than it will to 3mpg with the suzuki 350. I cant speak for other motors, but the Suzuki 350 is unbelievably efficient for such a large motor.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:38 PM
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I think its badass looking
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:28 PM
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Twin 350 verados on the same boat was .2 to .3 MPG’s better in the midrange than Zuke 350’s. With the verado boat being 1,000 pounds heavier.

Duroprop has more drag in the midrange over a single prop.

DP has advantages at low speeds and hole shot. After the 3 or 4 blade is more efficient
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:33 PM
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Boat weighs over 600 pounds more than my BX 24. I saw 3.9 to 4.0. At 3300 rpms at 29 mph with a light load.

With 4 people and fishing gear I was down to 3.3 to 3.4 at 32 mph’s.

Light load numbers always look good.

But real numbers are much lower.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:01 PM
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Seems like the designers didn't want to take a stand at making a boat that can do 1 or 2 things very well, versus doing everything mediocre.

Low deadrise, that 18 degrees will be ruthless in any offshore except glass gulf days.

Casting decks on an "offshore" is just asking for trouble of falling off, if you choose not to use it, it turns into a 15 footer for deck space.

Low weight and high speed with low deadrise, again, beat the hell out of you.

Drafts about the same as a lot of others, 18 inches.

Super light, yet too wide to legally trailer without a wide load permit, yes, 20 to 50 dollars a year, but more hassle.

Bending over every time to get a bait out of the livewells, kill me and my garbage back.

Low gunnels even when standing low. Better be ready for that tuna strike or bye bye rod or hooman.

Lack of a tackle center, unless i missed some doors in the back of the chairs.

Looks nice though.
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:22 AM
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If snapper season in LA works out to have summer weekends going forward I am in the market. Keeping my beater bay boat and using this in the summer. Cool boat. Base boat ~ $110k per a couple of dealers.

I am tired of trying to get a wing man to go snapper fishing and we fish near shore a lot for ling and trout.

Plus I want to put all the people on 2 boats onto 1. We only go on calm days 1-2 ft max.

After having spent 40 hours stuck offshore with a dead single engine I don't care about the inefficiency or the cost.

Put some more pics up!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:10 AM
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I am not arguing with you or picking on your post or trying to tear it apart. You made very good points in the discussion that I wanted to reply to.


Low deadrise, that 18 degrees will be ruthless in any offshore except glass gulf days.
I dont think it will be an issue. From what I have observed, there are very few people out in the Gulf on crappy days or gusty/windy days. No one wants to waste their time and money to be miserable.

Casting decks on an "offshore" is just asking for trouble of falling off, if you choose not to use it, it turns into a 15 footer for deck space.
I have a 1980 Robalo 256, which is the same model as the 2520 produced until 1996, and I love the front casting deck. Excellent storage and honestly an early hybrid. Even though it was built as a "heavy offshore" boat, i still feel strongly that it was the beginning design of a hybrid. I love fishing from the front deck offshore. I typically fish three to four total off shore and I am always in the front. So much fighting room, like a reverse Sportfisher.

Bending over every time to get a bait out of the livewells, kill me and my garbage back.
I think the front well would work great for the bay, flats or inshore areas. Less traveling to the back when casting live baits.Otherwise, a storage area.

Low gunnels even when standing low. Better be ready for that tuna strike or bye bye rod or hooman.
Again, this is what makes it a hybrid (in my opinion). There are plenty of flats boats, plenty of offshore boats and a few great bay boats. But there are not very many good hybrid style boats. There is a market for this because a majority want to do both. I want to fish where ever I would like to go that my boat allows. But I cant take an offshore boat in the flats of Tampa Bay. I can take my Robalo! I think you guys will see there is a market for this style of boat.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:00 PM
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How useful will that power pole be on a 28' hull? I hate the way it looks bolted to that boat.
You can go throw out the anchor if you want, I will hit a button. Ipilot and power pole and you have anchors in any depth of water.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:25 PM
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I think they look good but the lack of draft will certainly keep me from this model. If I can get shallow with the boat then I expect it to go far offshore.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:18 PM
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Does anyone leave their 2800 on the trailer and tow it every time they use it? I need a trailer bay boat but worry about the hassle of one this wide.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:03 AM
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Any news on the open version?
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by offroadr View Post
sounds awesome, whats the timing?
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Any news on the open version?
well everything this boat is getting bashed for us exactly what I wanted.

I cant seem to find specific details on deadrise but anything over 15 is a huge improvement which most bay boats have.

This boats console makes room for a nice solid cooler.
I am not a fan of the forward deck. Love the 2500 pathfinder.

I really want pathfinder to jump in this exact direction
looking forward to the updates on this boat.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:42 AM
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Pathfinder builds bay boats not offshore boats. They have their Cobia line up if you want a twin engine set up.

The 28 BW is a monster of a boat and the draft is equal to that of a 25 Contender not really a bay boat anymore.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:49 AM
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I just can't get past the ridiculously huge rear casting deck on a twin engine boat. Throw that and the twins in the trash and leave everything else the same then you have a good hybrid. If a boat is big enough to require twins just make it an offshore boat.
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