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Old 02-14-2019, 06:34 AM
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I had a blackjack 256 coastal on order, but after bringing my wife to the boat show to see the boat she didnít like it. For fishing yes, but for family boating it did not have much for seating. My second choice was the bluewave 2800 and once she stepped foot on the boat she loved the lebroc sears and layout. The larger bluewave will work better for me offshore, but I will have to work around the rear deck. Other than that the layout will be good for inshore fishing and other family boat days.

The boat had a Yamaha 300 on it, but I worked a deal to switch it to a Suzuki 350. The boat will be rigged with twin 12Ē simrads evo 3ís, 4g Radar, 3 in 1 transducer, 72Ē ulterra trolling motor and twin blade power poles. Iím undecided on the length. I initially wanted 8í so they arenít so tall when trolling offshore, but itís hard to not buy the 10í poles for only $100 more. Iíve heard of people lowering the poles while trolling, but wasnít sure how they would hold up to that.

The new Suzuki is on its way and Iím told the boat should be ready in 2-3 weeks. Itís going to be a long couple of weeks waiting for the boat.

I have been searching for a new end all be all boat for 2 years and every boat seems to be a compromise, but I think this one should work out for my inshore/offshore fishing needs. For an ocd person who researches things to death it feels nice to be almost done and start enjoying the boat.

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Old 02-14-2019, 06:54 AM
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Congrats, I might suggest you look at Rhodan 84” trolling motor, that’s a high bow, any wave action will probably be annoying with a 72”, and the word from a friend who owns both brands (minn Kota & Rhodan) he would only buy Rhodan again. I do own Minn Kota, but Rhodan will be next.

i would go with 10’ Powerpole, I have 8’ on our Gravois 22 bay boat, and wish I had more reach. And mount them with engine mounted adapter, not to the transom

Suzuki 350 should be nice, my understanding is power steering is a must with that engine.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:19 AM
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Congrats, I might suggest you look at Rhodan 84Ē trolling motor, thatís a high bow, any wave action will probably be annoying with a 72Ē, and the word from a friend who owns both brands (minn Kota & Rhodan) he would only buy Rhodan again. I do own Minn Kota, but Rhodan will be next.

i would go with 10í Powerpole, I have 8í on our Gravois 22 bay boat, and wish I had more reach. And mount them with engine mounted adapter, not to the transom

Suzuki 350 should be nice, my understanding is power steering is a must with that engine.
My last boat had the ulterra and I loved it. I fish solo 80-90% of the time and when offshore itís nice to just press a button. If the shaft length becomes a problem I will then have to look at another option.

I think it will be hard to pass up the 10í poles for only $100.

I forgot to mention in my original post that I did add Optimus steering to the boat because of the Suzuki 350. Everything I read says it needs power steering.

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:21 AM
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^^^This^^^^
I have the 10’ blade and troll a lot. They have never been in the way if you use the PP engine mounting plates.
You will want the 82” model for trolling motor. I have two friends that have this boat and they both have the 82” Rhodan.

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:56 AM
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Thatís funny because she went on and on about the seats.

I am going with the jack plate mounts ppís so I guess I will go with the 10í

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I contribute more than my fair share every two weeks. 😂
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Sweet. I think you made the right choice. After watching my buddy go through what he has on his Black Jack I am not sure I would ever consider them with the response he has gotten from the factory or lack there of.
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Sweet. I think you made the right choice. After watching my buddy go through what he has on his Black Jack I am not sure I would ever consider them with the response he has gotten from the factory or lack there of.
Do tell! Any details?
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:38 PM
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congrats man! That coastal is badass, but i think you made the right choice. Either way, 70 miles out in this thing will be cake compared to the Seacraft (which holds it own i know!). Looking forward to see how you like her up shallow against the roseauís.

Curious if you ever considered getting twins on the 28?
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:53 PM
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congrats man! That coastal is badass, but i think you made the right choice. Either way, 70 miles out in this thing will be cake compared to the Seacraft (which holds it own i know!). Looking forward to see how you like her up shallow against the roseauís.

Curious if you ever considered getting twins on the 28?
I considered a Yamaha 425 and twin Mercury 225ís, but at the end of the day I know the boat is going to draft 16-17Ē easy with the 350 Suzuki and I was afraid of the extra weight pushing me close to 20Ē draft. On top of that the boat only holds 94 gallons and not sure I would have enough fuel to make it 70 miles out with twins. When I demoed the Suzuki 350 I saw 58 mph with 4 guys and 3.9 mpg at 30-32. That seems to check all the boxes for me.
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cp5, CONGRATS! Talk about dat ol time, "Crapn in tall cotton now!"

The 28 is AWESOME, I bought my PB2400 to use in both fresh and salt but as our last kid heads to college this fall, I've already been "TOLD BY THE ADMIRAL" that we are going to be spending ALOT more time at our place on Okaloosa Island. If that happens then I can see a 2800 becoming my newest toy as well. That thing looks "made to order" for the types of use I have down there.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:40 PM
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I am very excited to get the boat and see how it does in some chop. When I demoed the 2800 is we calm with maybe 1 ft chop which was nothing obviously. We did char boat wakes and make our own waves by going in circles and when we would cross the wake the boat hardly moved. Granted these were not big waves, but it was a pretty awesome ride.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:44 PM
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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.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:50 PM
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I had a blackjack 256 coastal on order, but after bringing my wife to the boat show to see the boat she didn’t like it. For fishing yes, but for family boating it did not have much for seating. My second choice was the bluewave 2800 and once she stepped foot on the boat she loved the lebroc sears and layout. The larger bluewave will work better for me offshore, but I will have to work around the rear deck. Other than that the layout will be good for inshore fishing and other family boat days.

The boat had a Yamaha 300 on it, but I worked a deal to switch it to a Suzuki 350. The boat will be rigged with twin 12” simrads evo 3’s, 4g Radar, 3 in 1 transducer, 72” ulterra trolling motor and twin blade power poles. I’m undecided on the length. I initially wanted 8’ so they aren’t so tall when trolling offshore, but it’s hard to not buy the 10’ poles for only $100 more. I’ve heard of people lowering the poles while trolling, but wasn’t sure how they would hold up to that.

The new Suzuki is on its way and I’m told the boat should be ready in 2-3 weeks. It’s going to be a long couple of weeks waiting for the boat.

I have been searching for a new end all be all boat for 2 years and every boat seems to be a compromise, but I think this one should work out for my inshore/offshore fishing needs. For an ocd person who researches things to death it feels nice to be almost done and start enjoying the boat.


Congrats on the new ride and making the wife happy! Weren't you the one hinting at a new boat coming to market but couldn't tell us about it and it ended up being the Blackjack 256 coastal? I really liked that boat but I also really like the blue wave. Congrats again!

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Congrats on the new ride and making the wife happy! Weren't you the one hinting at a new boat coming to market but couldn't tell us about it and it ended up being the Blackjack 256 coastal? I really liked that boat but I also really like the blue wave. Congrats again!


i was the one who was referring to the bj coastal, but when my wife showed interest in my number 2 choice I had to make the switch. Out of all the boats Iíve bought in the last 10 years while being with her (14 boats) she has never had an opinion on what boat we boat. I figured I would take advantage of her interest in the boat with the idea she will want to go out on it more.
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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.
Thanks rocketman. I hope to be posting fish pics with in a month.
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Congratulations, where are you located?
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Congratulations, where are you located?
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

I fish the boat in dularge and venice.
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