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Old 02-15-2019, 04:37 PM
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rocketman1 View Post
Congrats CP, post up some fish pics when you can, man!

kurttruck - not to derail, and not sure what you had seen with your buddy, as the BJs overall have great street cred.
I have heard of a few guys with 224s with livewell priming issues.
Seems the factory inflow hoses on those boats were a few inches too long & easily rectified to eliminate the sag in those lines, at least per the Houston dealer at that boat show.

Good luck guys.
its a little more than just livewells not working. Here is a shot of the wiring that you are not supposed to see

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Old 02-16-2019, 09:30 AM
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its a little more than just livewells not working. Here is a shot of the wiring that you are not supposed to see
I just replied to you on Facebook as well, so if you've already seen that message, I apologize for the repeat. Please give us a call at 479-885-0520 this week at your earliest convenience so that we can discuss the issues you are having with your BlackJack. My dad, Bill Kenner, and I will be traveling to Biloxi on Friday, but one of us should be available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 3:30. I hope to hear from you soon so that we can try to resolve these issue. Thank you.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:59 AM
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I just replied to you on Facebook as well, so if you've already seen that message, I apologize for the repeat. Please give us a call at 479-885-0520 this week at your earliest convenience so that we can discuss the issues you are having with your BlackJack. My dad, Bill Kenner, and I will be traveling to Biloxi on Friday, but one of us should be available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 3:30. I hope to hear from you soon so that we can try to resolve these issue. Thank you.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:32 PM
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Did Bluewave give you a idea when the Open would be available?
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:00 PM
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Did Bluewave give you a idea when the Open would be available?

I was told the end of January, and then the first week of February they said it was not done yet. I havenít asked since then.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:43 PM
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The first open 2800 is being built. We are Looking at may-June for the production boats to be delivered to us based on what I was told last week.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:12 PM
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Neighbor has a 28 w/suz 350 and full tower. It’s a big boat. I think inshore fishing is no longer a option with a rig this big. Best of luck and congrats.
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Neighbor has a 28 w/suz 350 and full tower. Itís a big boat. I think inshore fishing is no longer a option with a rig this big. Best of luck and congrats.
I think it will work fine for where I inshore fish. There is a guy running around in a 30' aluminum bay boat with twin 300 Yamaha's on it and I see him every where I fish. The added size of the boat will help out when I fish the barrier islands and run offshore. On days I want to go real skinny I may bring a kayak in the boat and anchor up and paddle into the real shallow ponds.

At least that's the plan at this point.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:48 AM
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Congrats Cp.. Interested to hear your real world experience with this boat..Especially shallow water ops.. Were you tempted to wait for the smaller back deck they are coming out with(open transom).. On another thread you mentioned not enough space between leaning post and deck. Is the wife liking the boat enough to overcome this limiltation or is there more positive attributes to overcome the space issue. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:40 AM
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Congrats Cp.. Interested to hear your real world experience with this boat..Especially shallow water ops.. Were you tempted to wait for the smaller back deck they are coming out with(open transom).. On another thread you mentioned not enough space between leaning post and deck. Is the wife liking the boat enough to overcome this limiltation or is there more positive attributes to overcome the space issue. Thanks
The open layout was more for offshore fishing. Ultimately, when not offshore the layout works fine because it allows more space for inshore fishing with my wife and 3 kids. We also sold our power boat that we used for sand bar days and poker runs so think the extra seating that comes with this layout will work for that as well.

I thought about waiting for the open model, but I was told it is not ready. The drawings I saw looked a bit odd in the bow and that could be why they are still working on it. I donít know.

My wife showed more interest in the bluewave than she has for any of the last 12+ boats we have bought so I felt that was enough to give it a try. It was my second choice due to the size and beam of the boat. When I demoed the boat it looked to draft 16-18 inches. Iím hoping itís closer to the 16Ē range, but either way I will be able to make small adjustments to my inshore fishing to make the boat work.

I hope to get the boat at the end of next week or soon after. From there I will probably be on the boat every weekend for the next few months and will post real world performance.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:06 AM
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Awesome, looking forward to your feedback
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The open layout was more for offshore fishing. Ultimately, when not offshore the layout works fine because it allows more space for inshore fishing with my wife and 3 kids. We also sold our power boat that we used for sand bar days and poker runs so think the extra seating that comes with this layout will work for that as well.

I thought about waiting for the open model, but I was told it is not ready. The drawings I saw looked a bit odd in the bow and that could be why they are still working on it. I donít know.

My wife showed more interest in the bluewave than she has for any of the last 12+ boats we have bought so I felt that was enough to give it a try. It was my second choice due to the size and beam of the boat. When I demoed the boat it looked to draft 16-18 inches. Iím hoping itís closer to the 16Ē range, but either way I will be able to make small adjustments to my inshore fishing to make the boat work.

I hope to get the boat at the end of next week or soon after. From there I will probably be on the boat every weekend for the next few months and will post real world performance.
My wife and I fish Dularge and are going through the same issues on boat size/layout. Right now we are using a 24 ft bay boat and of course fish year round from the marsh to 40 miles offshore. If we go up to a 26 ft+ boat will I would just buy an aluminum boat to fish the winter months.

Our ideal boat would be a 26-28 boat with twins, front casting deck, open back deck with jumpseat (like in the Barker 26 open). Also bucket seats are required, we would never own a boat again without them. We are about 99% sure the Cayo 26 cat will be our next boat, it checks the boxes and extends offshore range to over 70 miles on nice days.

Good luck with the new boat, looking forward to seeing how it performs out at the islands.
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:15 PM
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My wife and I fish Dularge and are going through the same issues on boat size/layout. Right now we are using a 24 ft bay boat and of course fish year round from the marsh to 40 miles offshore. If we go up to a 26 ft+ boat will I would just buy an aluminum boat to fish the winter months.

Our ideal boat would be a 26-28 boat with twins, front casting deck, open back deck with jumpseat (like in the Barker 26 open). Also bucket seats are required, we would never own a boat again without them. We are about 99% sure the Cayo 26 cat will be our next boat, it checks the boxes and extends offshore range to over 70 miles on nice days.

Good luck with the new boat, looking forward to seeing how it performs out at the islands.

Not sure if I mentioned it or not in this post, but I too fish dularge and make runs 70 miles offshore out of Venice and sometimes dularge. I could of put a deposit on number 3-5 Hull for the cayo, but it was to much of a gamble for me because I have never been on a cat. Looking back now it would have been a good idea since they have a 3 year wait.

I am confident I will be able to make the 2800 work in dularge and thinking about buying a solo skiff for the real shallow stuff.

Good luck if you decide to go with the cayo. Itís a beautiful boat.
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Any updates?
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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I take delivery of the boat this week. It has taken longer than I expected to get the boat due, but happy to be picking the boat up this week. I will update with pictures of the boat completed with the new white Suzuki 350 along with the electronics and power poles.

I am very excited because I have been boatless and not able to go fishing for almost 2 months.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:36 AM
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Congrats, this boat has really got my attention. I went and spoke with the dealer the other day, one guy with twin Suzuki 200's is claiming 4mpg @ 33mph and topping out around 60 at 1.9mpg. I think you will be good with the Suzuki 350, I haven't heard anything bad about this boat and hope to maybe get my own here soon.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:33 PM
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Any Updates ?
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I have had the boat 2.5-3 months and already have 105 hours on the boat. It has done everything I have asked from it and I really like it. The Suzuki 350 is like 4wd and very easy to control the boat around the docks and in tight turns running the bayous to the open gulf. I have had the boat deep in the swamp for bass and perch, very skinny and shallow marsh for reds and the following weekend ran 100 miles offshore to thunder horse and helix q5000 for tuna. Iím getting 3-3.3 mpg from 30-36 mph. Boat likes to cruise 40-45 and runs 58 light and 53-55 loaded with fuel, tackle, ice and live wells for offshore. Iíve fished the boat offshore 55-75 miles at least 8-10 times in various conditions. 15-18 mph winds in very sloppy northern gulf conditions. Yes it was rough, but the boat was fine. Only issue Iíve had so far is Iíve had 2 cup holders fly out of the boat due to the silicone coming loose which was an easy fix with my dealer being very responsive.

The 72Ē ulterra has been perfect and held me offshore this past Saturday in one spot next to the rig for 3-4 hours. Winds were 20-25 mph and ridiculous rough, but I could not find clean water to trout and redfish inshore so went to the first set of rigs and caught fish the whole time I was out there.

LLebroc seats were absolutely worth the cost!!!!!

If you have any particular questions let me know.
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