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All Carbon Infused Pathfinder 2300HPS


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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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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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Hard top is obviously nice luxury to have on those hot summer days... but if you're shooting for ultra light/fast hull, why not run this thing without it first. At least to get numbers for other potential buyers. Carbon is beautiful, for the folks with an open checkbook this is going to be the cats-@ss. 

 

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1 hour ago, Josh B said:

Hard top is obviously nice luxury to have on those hot summer days... but if you're shooting for ultra light/fast hull, why not run this thing without it first. At least to get numbers for other potential buyers. Carbon is beautiful, for the folks with an open checkbook this is going to be the cats-@ss. 

 

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Good question Josh...  Really looking hard at the weight savings, not so much for top speed.  We will keep this as a demo here, we are all old and need the shade! 

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54 minutes ago, smilemaker said:

Nobody's asked  yet. 

How is the weight loss going to change everything. 

Ride . will it pound more or still go through heavy seas the same.

Weight distribution, center of gravity.  Will this change  how she handles.

Marine architects often design hulls with a specific weight into the design 

All good questions, we shall see very soon.

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20 hours ago, Josh B said:

Hard top is obviously nice luxury to have on those hot summer days... but if you're shooting for ultra light/fast hull, why not run this thing without it first. At least to get numbers for other potential buyers. Carbon is beautiful, for the folks with an open checkbook this is going to be the cats-@ss. 

 

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I cant agree more.  I think baseline numbers with and without top are needed.  Big player tourney guys will want those NO TOP numbers. 

Boat is coming along nicely. 

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On 12/19/2018 at 9:48 AM, Josh B said:

Hard top is obviously nice luxury to have on those hot summer days... but if you're shooting for ultra light/fast hull, why not run this thing without it first. At least to get numbers for other potential buyers. Carbon is beautiful, for the folks with an open checkbook this is going to be the cats-@ss. 

 

Josh B.

Josh,

 

We are going to run it without the top, Captain Murphy is coming up to run it.  We will get #'s before we install the top.

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