Pathfinder 2400 TRS Review (Pros, Cons, Specs, And More)
It’s boat review time!
Many people have been asking us about doing more boat reviews and today, it’s finally happening!
We just got a brand new Pathfinder and in this video, we’re breaking down:
- Why we chose a Pathfinder over the other options
- What we like about it (and what we think could be better)
- What tools and gadgets we added after we got it
- And much more
Check out the full review below!
P.S. We’re not sponsored by Pathfinder or any of these other companies (we paid for this boat and all the extras with our hard-earned money), so you can be sure this is an unbiased review.
Pathfinder 2400 TRS Review [VIDEO]
Why We Chose Pathfinder
A few months ago, Joe did a podcast with Harry Spear, a professional custom boat builder.
Joe asked him what boat he recommended for us and he said a Pathfinder all day.
It’s a great boat and it has really high resale value.
In addition to Harry’s recommendation, they’ve been making boats for a long time and it shows in the little details.
From the quiet hatches to the recessed cleats to the endless storage, it’s a quality boat and we’re glad we chose it.
Now, let’s get into some of the major things we liked about it.
It’s got a 40-gallon livewell in the back, as well as a 15-gallon livewell in the front for easy access.
There’s also a second option for a smaller livewell in the back.
We decided instead to turn that into a storage compartment that I plan to use for my cast net.
Easy Access To Electronics
There are many hatches that allow you to easily access the pumps, electronics, filters, and batteries.
It’s a mechanics dream and it’ll save you lots of headaches.
There’s storage everywhere you look and it’s more storage than I could ever use.
Cast nets, life jackets, snacks, drinks, personal items, and everything else you could bring on a boat all have a place here.
There are also plenty of rod holders, so unless you’re a bass guy fishing a tournament with 100 rods, you’ll be have enough of rod holders.
The console comes with a Garmin touchscreen depth finder and GPS navigation.
There are a few options for the screen size, but we went with the 12-inch screen so we’ll be able to see more when we’re out nearshore reef fishing.
It’s also well designed with comfortable spacing between the seat and the console, and a recessed space underneath it so you can put your toes under and stand close to it.
Finally, the jackplate control is underneath the steering wheel, so I can move the motor up and down without taking my hand off of the wheel.
I’ve already done some cobia and triple tail fishing with this boat and the tower is amazing.
You’ve got a great view into the water that makes it much easier to find fish.
It’s also got four rod holders and two cup holders.
The only thing it’s missing is a second depth finder and, according to Joe, a sound system.
Pathfinder 2400 TRS Specs
Here are the specs of this boat, according to the Pathfinder website:
- LOA: 23′ 11″
- Beam: 8′ 6″
- Draft: 12″
- Weight (approx. with engine): 3,300
- Fuel capacity: 73 gallons
- Deadrise: 15 deg
- Maximum HP: 300 hp
- Maximum capacities: 9 persons or 2,000 lbs
Pathfinder 2400 TRS Accessories
Here’s what we got to fully outfit the boat:
If you’re using your boat for inshore fishing, a trolling motor is crucial.
It lets you move around much quieter than your outboard motor and gets you in position to catch fish.
I chose the Motor Guide Xi5 with 105 lbs of thrust.
It’s my first time with a remote and so far I’ve been very happy.
And as far as the Minn Kota vs. Motor Guide debate, this Motor Guide Xi5 is the quietest trolling motor I’ve used so far.
I’ve got a Yamaha four stroke 300 on this boat.
It’s also got a jackplate, which is helpful for when you’re navigating shallow water.
We went with an eight-foot Power-Pole.
We had the option to go with a six or 10-foot pole, but I decided to go with the eight because it sits about as high as my motor, so it’s not sticking too high up
As far as one vs. two Power-Poles, here’s why we decided to go with one:
- It’s cheaper (we’re not sponsored by Power-Pole, so we had to pay for it ourselves)
- I do lots of power fishing where I’m using the trolling motor to cover ground and find fish
Two Power-Poles are more for live bait guys who want to keep their boat pinned down without swinging around and pitch their baits to a particular spot.
Plus, there’s a much cheaper option for a second Power-Pole: a stick anchor.
Stick anchors are cheap and easy to stick in the ground, so if I ever do need to pin the boat in a spot, I’ll use a stick anchor.
They’re also great for keeping your boat anchored throughout different tide cycles.
The Power-Pole is fixed to your boat, so if the tide raises your boat, it raises your Power-Pole, too.
That’s not the case with stick anchors.
The Salt Strong Wrap
Not only is this boat an efficient fishing machine, but it looks amazing, too!
We just got the Salt Strong wrap on the side and we even got our lifetime members’ names on the lip in the bow cockpit.
None of this would be possible without them and now we’ve got a fun way to honor them!
(Thanks lifetime members!)
Be on the lookout for future videos filmed on this boat to see more of their names and stories.
I’m so thankful that we have it and I’m looking forward to filming lots of videos for you on it.
This next year we’ll be doing some traveling and hopefully fishing with our Insiders, so keep an eye out for our posts letting you know where we’re fishing!
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Factory Tour: If you’re interested in seeing how these boats are made, Pathfinder offers factor tours every Friday which can be a fun way to see the behind the scenes look into boat building. Click here to go to their contact page where you can sign up.
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