Maverick Pathfinder 2600 HPS Specifications

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P A TH F IN D ER 26 00 H P S
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Dear New Boat Owner,
Welcome to the Pathfinder Family!
Thank you for choosing a Pathfinder boat to transport you to
your angling dreams. We believe the Pathfinder 2600 HPS is the
best all-purpose boat on the market, and we’re sure that you’ll be
completely satisfied with the unmatched performance, quality and
fishability of your new boat.
We value your input, not just at the time of the sale, but
throughout the entire boat ownership period, and we’ve taken
steps to allow you to share that information. Over the next year or
so, you will receive at least two questionnaires to fill out and return.
Be sure to visit our website www.pathfinderboats.com to find
information on company events like our Owner’s Tournaments and
Corporate Calendar. You’ll find a wealth of information on our
Forum, where you can ask questions, get answers and join other
Pathfinder owners to discuss all applications of your boat. We’re
proud to have you as a member of the Pathfinder family!
Tight lines and screaming drags!
D. Scott Deal
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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TA BLE O F C O NTENTS
Cleaning and Maintenance..........................................................3
Engine Stop Switch......................................................................4
Fuel / Water Separators...............................................................5
Garboard Drain Plug....................................................................5
Gauges.........................................................................................6
Switch Panel................................................................................6
2600 HPS Boat Layout.................................................................7
Ditty Bag.......................................................................................7
Backing Plates.............................................................................8
Trolling Motor...............................................................................8
Trolling Motor Diagram.................................................................9
2600 HPS SPECIFICATIONS
L.O.A...................................................................26’ 02”
BEAM....................................................................8’ 10”
Systems.....................................................................................10
Bilge System..............................................................................11
DRAFT......................................................................15”
Props..........................................................................................12
WEIGHT W/ ENGINE...............................3,350 LBS.
JackPlate....................................................................................12
FUEL CAPACITY.............................................80 GAL.
Fuel System...............................................................................13
DEADRISE @ TRANSOM.............................18 DEG
Fuel System Diagram.................................................................13
MAX H.P............................................................350 HP
Self Bailing Cockpit....................................................................14
Livewell System.........................................................................14
MAX CAPACITIES…...11 PERSONS OR 2,950 LBS
2600 HPS Wiring/Breaker System.............................................15
Battery Switch/Breaker Panel....................................................16
Salt Water Washdown................................................................17
Boarding Ladder.........................................................................17
Optional Power Pole..................................................................18
Power Pole Plate Locations.......................................................18
Optional Trim Tabs.....................................................................19
Gauge Upgrades........................................................................20
Warranty.....................................................................................19
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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MAI NT E N A N C E AND C L E ANI NG
Maintenance
Pathfinder Boats advises owners that maintenance and repairs should be performed at an authorized Pathfinder dealer. The
following information is general in nature and should not be considered a repair manual or guidelines set forth by Maverick
Boat Company.
Cleaning
Each Pathfinder boat is constructed using the finest materials and components available. However, no material is immune to
the ravages of the saltwater environment. After each use, your boat should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water. A mild
detergent may also be used to remove any dirt, silt or stains. A light coat of lubricant on metal railing, screws and electrical
connections will help prevent electrolysis. The same holds true for your trailer.
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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ENG INE BREA K-IN P ERIO D
Engine Break-In Period
New engines require a period of break-in to allow the
surfaces of the moving parts to mate evenly. Different
engines require different break-in periods and methods.
For instructions on break in methods, refer to your
Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manual for the correct break-in
procedures and times for your model engines
Engine Stop Switch
If activated, the spring loaded engine stop switch will
automatically shut down the engine during emergency
situations to prevent uncontrolled or unattended
operation. Certain emergency conditions (e.g., turbulent
water, wakes, unanticipated movement) may impair a
person’s ability to operate the craft safely. The switch,
located on the helm, must have the safety lanyard
attached at its base. This activates the protective
shutdown circuitry.
Securely attach the other end of the lanyard to the
operator of the boat. If the operator moves, falls or is at
an unsafe distance from the steering wheel, tension on
the lanyard will pull it from the switch. When the lanyard is
removed, the engine stop switch is released and
automatic engine shutdown occurs.
Engine stop switch (above)
Engine Stop Switch
An engine stop switch system that is not used or does not function properly can cause death or serious injury.
DO NOT operate the boat if the engine stop switch system does not function properly. Go to a Pathfinder Dealer
to have this resolved immediately
The lanyard should be securely attached to the boat operator at all times that the
engine is on.
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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F U EL - WA TER S EP A RA TO R & D RA I N
Garboard Drain Plug
The garboard drain plug is the small metal plug located at
the lowest point on the hull, at the bottom of the transom
right above the keel. The drain has been designed to so
that it can be loosened by hand while the hull is out of the
water for draining. This allows the plug to stay in contact
with the surrounding frame so you’ll never misplace or
lose it. You can completely remove the insert by pulling
back and continue turning in a counter clockwise motion.
It is manufactured with a rubber seal in place to ensure
you bilge is watertight. Always make sure before putting
the boat in the water that this plug is hand tightened
firmly. Excess water in the bilge may be an indication of a
problem with this plug or the automatic bilge pump. Refer
to page 11 of this Owner’s Manual for information on your
boats bilge system.
Fuel-Water Separator
Each Pathfinder 2600 HPS is equipped with a fuel water
separator to ensure maximum performance and protect
the outboard engine from contaminated gasoline. The fuel
separator is a metal, cylindrical unit secured to the
transom section of your central aft rigging box.
The fuel separator can be checked by removing it from
the mounting bracket in the rigging locker and dumping it
into an approved waste collection device. If there appears
to be an excessive amount of water, the filter component
should be changed. See your authorized Pathfinder
dealer for replacement parts.
Maintenance Note
Fuel/Water Separator (above)
In addition, the fuel separator should be changed as part of routine maintenance at 20, 50 and 100 hours checks
and every 100 hours thereafter.
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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S WITC H A N D P A N EL
Switch Panel
The dual activation switches are set in a standard grid, these
switches can be flipped either up or down to control different
accessories. The accessories located directly above a switch are
activated when the switch is in the “Up” position and the
accessories located directly below the switch are activated when
the switch is flipped into the “Down” position. For example, in the
“Up” position the first switch in the top left corner will turn on the
navigation lights, but if in the “Down” position it will turn on the
anchor lights. The bilge switch is an on-demand switch to run your
bilge pump and is used as a backup in case the float indicator in
your bilge pump becomes clogged.
Switch Panel
Instrument Panel
The instrument panel on your Pathfinder 2600 HPS is composed of two Yamaha digital gauges and a series of
dual activation switches. The switches come with accessory plug-ins for wiring additional electronics, pumps or
electrical circuits.
The standard digital gauges include a Yamaha tachometer and a Yamaha speedometer. The tachometer has
several built in features including an engine temperature monitor, oil level monitor and engine trim indicator. The
speedometer includes a digital readout of the speed, an hour meter, trip meter and clock. For more information
on the specifics of your Yamaha gauges, see your Yamaha owner's manual.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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BO AT L A Y OU T
2600 HPS Boat Layout
Your Pathfinder 2600 HPS is designed to create the maximum amount of storage capacity without affecting fishing ability.
Livewells, gasketed and guttered storage compartments and lockers are built to protect your gear from the elements.
Become familiar with the boat layout and features to take advantage of their special qualities. All Pathfinder boats are
designed by anglers, for anglers, to offer the best fishing features in the Bay Boat market. The Pathfinder’s superior layout
offers hands-free fishability with the most storage and casting room available.
Deluxe Helm Seat Livewell
Cushioned Seat/
Anchor Locker
Fish Box
Tackle Station
Cooler
Livewell
Locking Rod
Storage (P&S)
Gunnel Rod
Holder
Console Rod Rack
Dry Storage/
Insulated Fish Box
Fuel Fill
DITTY BAG
You should have received a cloth ditty bag with your new Pathfinder 2600
HPS. Inside the ditty bag are the following items:
1 Large Livewell Standpipe
1 Small Livewell Standpipe
1 1-1/2”Livewell Pacifier Plug
2 ignition keys and Emergency Kill Cord
1 Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manual
1 Engine Start Cord
1 Garboard Drain Plug
1 Gas Fill Key
2 Glove Box Keys
1 Yamaha
Various Product Manuals
Pathfinder 2600 HPS Ditty Bag
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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BA C KI N G P L A T ES & TM WI R I NG
Backing Plates
The diagram below shows all the screw-retention backing plates (trolling motor, T-Top, Leaning Post) originally placed in
the deck of a Pathfinder 2600 HPS during the construction process.
Trolling Motor/Wiring System
Your Pathfinder 2600 HPS comes standard with a 36V trolling motor wiring system. A trolling motor mounting plate was
built into the bow of your Pathfinder during the manufacturing process. To attach a trolling motor, please go to your nearest
Pathfinder dealer. All trolling motors should be attached by drilling through the mounting plate with a 13/64” drill bit and
1/4” tap and using 1/4” #20 machine screws. The plate is designed to accommodate the mounting patterns of all trolling
motor brands on the market currently. See page 9 for optional trolling motor system with battery charger and wire routing.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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Ball Valves
Ball valves can be used to serve several purposes. They
allow seawater to enter the boat, in the case of livewells,
and they also act as a safeguard to stop water from
entering in case of part failure, and function as an
emergency shutoff. To tell which position a ball valve is in,
open or closed, look at the valve and determine the
direction of flow. When the ball valve handle is in the
same position as the direction of flow, the valve is in the
“OPEN” position. When the ball valve handle appears to
cross the direction of flow, the valve is in the “CLOSED”
position.
Water Flow
2600 HPS Deckdrain System
The deckdrain system is equipped with 1 1/2” thru hull
fittings through the aft port and starboard hull sides.
These fittings have to be installed lower than the drains in
the cockpit floor so that gravity will allow the cockpit to
drain free of water. This puts these fittings very close to
the water line of the hull. These drains are rigged with ball
valves that can be opened and closed to control the flow
of water. In the open position, these ball valves will allow
water to flow freely from the cockpit, thus making the boat
“self-bailing”. When closed, no water will be allowed to
travel to or from the cockpit.
2600 HPS Livewell Pump Assembly
The livewell pump assembly is composed of a scoop
strainer mounted to the bottom of the hull, a thru hull
fitting, ball valve assembly, and two pumps. As you can
see, the ball valve assembly is in the “OPEN” position.
This is the correct position for the operation of the livewell
system.
THE LIVEWELL PUMP ASSEMBLY IN THE
“OPEN POSITION
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BI L G E
Bilge
The bilge of your Pathfinder 2600 HPS should always be checked after launch. A small amount of water in the bilge is
normal for this area of the boat. Large amounts of water or any signs of fuel or oil require immediate attention. Never
pump fuel or oil overboard while your boat is in the water.
Large quantities of water in the bilge may be an indication of a leak or that your bilge pump is jammed, broken or has
tripped the 7 amp breaker. First check that your bilge pump is running. Turn the switch on and listen for the bilge pump to
turn on. If the bilge pump does not come on, check your bilge breaker to make sure the pump hasn’t tripped the breaker. If
the fuse is damaged, reset it and turn the switch on again, listening for the bilge pump to come on (refer to page 16).
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The Bilge Pump is Mounted to ABS Plastic
If the breaker is in working order, make sure the pump is turned off, then unhook the bilge pump from its cradle by
squeezing the blue tabs on the sides of the pump and lifting. The entire bilge pump and wiring should release from the
cradle. Check the underside and impeller areas for miscellaneous items that might clog the pump.
Items such as monofilament, plastic, rocks and small clumps of debris can easily clog the impeller and prevent the bilge
pump from operating correctly. Should you find a clog, remove the item and turn the pump switch to the “on” position. If
the pump runs, turn the switch “off” and return the pump to its cradle.
If the breaker is working and the impeller is not clogged, the bilge pump is probably bad and needs to be replaced. See
your local Pathfinder dealer for bilge pump replacement.
If the bilge pump is working and pumping water, but the water level in the bilge does not go down, you likely have a leak
which requires immediate attention. Remove your boat from the water and see your local Pathfinder dealer to have the
bilge area inspected for possible leaks.
Fuel leaks also require immediate attention. Be sure to check for fuel leaks frequently and repair any problems
immediately. Any replacement of parts or repairs to the fuel system should be performed by a trained marine mechanic.
See your authorized Pathfinder dealer for parts and repair.
Use bilge cleaner products to remove any obvious stains. Consult your authorized Pathfinder dealer for recommended
types of bilge cleaners.
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J A C KP LA TE & P RO P S
Props
Prop selection on your Pathfinder 2600 HPS is determined by your local Pathfinder dealer but based on recommendations
made by Pathfinder Boat Company and Yamaha Marine to give your boat the maximum overall performance. Different
prop designs may improve performance or can be tailored to enhance specifics of boat and motor performance.
For instance, a prop with a smaller pitch will increase speed out of the hole (jumping onto plane) but will produce a
decreased overall speed compared to a prop with a larger pitch. Four bladed props may increase overall speed or allow
the boat to run shallower, and some props can decrease cavitation at high speeds. Your individual prop needs will
determine the prop design and size that best fits your performance requirements.
Always inspect the engine and prop prior to launching your boat. Key prop issues include tangled fishing line or other
types of debris, cracked blades or fluid leaking out of the seal. Look for fishing line tangled around the prop or lower unit
seal. Consult your Yamaha Owner’s Manual to address these issues.
JackPlates
A standard jackplate has been installed on your Pathfinder 2600 HPS to improve shallow water performance. A jackplate
allows the motor to be trimmed straight up as opposed to the angled trimming of the stock engine trim motor, thus allowing
more prop to remain in the water while running.
Jackplates have very specific applications and performance requirements. Before operating your boat, you should
carefully review your jackplate owner’s manual and your Yamaha engine manual.
*NOTE--The installation of a hydraulic jackplate greatly increases the amount of stress on the back of the boat.
For this reason, we recommend all boats rigged with jackplates should also have a transom saver or other
transom supporting device to minimize the stress on the entire transom area. Transom supporting devices can
be purchased from your local Pathfinder dealer or boating and trailer supply stores.
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FUEL SYSTEM
Your Pathfinder 2600 HPS comes with a 80-gallon aluminum fuel cell stationed midship between the stringers just below
and in front of the console. The fuel fill receptacle is on the port gunwale forward of the console. There's also a recessed
fuel overflow vent on the port side of the boat just below the
fuel receptacle.
We regularly pressure test each fuel system when it is
initially received at the factory and until it leaves the factory
as a component on a new boat. Should you experience any
fuel related problems or suspect problems with the fuel
system, immediately take your boat to your local Pathfinder
dealer.
CAUTION—Do not smoke while filling the tank. Be sure to turn off the engines and all electrical
equipment when fueling the boat to prevent accidental discharges of static electricity. Use only
the recommended gasoline (see Yamaha’s Owner’s Manual). Do not use fuels with alcohol or
alcohol related derivatives that can cause marine fuel system hoses to deteriorate.
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Self Bailing Cockpit
The cockpit on your Pathfinder 2600 HPS is designed to be self-bailing, so that all
water that comes into the cockpit can immediately flush out the back of the boat. This
avoids holding standing water and allows the boat to drain at all times, including while
docked.
Water drains out of the cockpit through the two aft cockpit drains located at each of
the back corners of the cockpit. The drains run water via hoses out of the sides of the
hull--no water is drained into the bilge area.
The bilge is designed to drain any water entering the inside of the hull. Livewell and
cockpit drains are closed systems that flush water out the drain scuppers in the stern.
All hoses are sealed and double clamped during construction. Continuous or periodic
running of the automatic bilge pump may be an indication of a hose leak or break in a
seal and should be investigated by your local Pathfinder dealer immediately.
Livewell System
The new and improved livewell system on the 2600 HPS keeps bait alive longer than any other system on the market. It has a dual
inflow system and a unique drain system that prevents dead zones and quickly expels any harmful chemicals (such as ammonia) from
the water.
The boat is shipped with the shut-off valve turned to the “off” position (at a
90-degree angle). To start using your livewell, turn the shut-off valve
counterclockwise so that it is in line with the pipe to open the system to
water flow. This shut-off valve is also in place in case of the unlikely event of
a leak while out on the water.
Your Pathfinder 2600 HPS comes with two standpipes and a pacifier-style
drain plug to control water levels inside the livewell. The smaller standpipe is
for use with crustaceans like shrimp and crabs that prefer a lower water
level. The taller standpipe is for baitfish, and the drain plug is to hold water
or seal the compartment. The standpipes should be placed in the hole
located in the starboard aft section of the livewell. Make sure that the
standpipe is firmly secured before covering the area with the plexiglass
cover. Make sure that the bigger holes in the plexiglass cover are at the bottom before it is secured. Secure the cover by twisting the
tabs located on both sides. On rare occasions, the livewell will not pump water even though the switch is turned on, the system is
open and the livewell pump is running. If that occurs shift the throttle into reverse and back the boat several feet to purge a possible
air pocket in the system. If there appears to be a clog in the drain, remove the grate and clear the top of the standpipe of any detritus.
Your boat might come with an optional recirculation system. This is a closed system that recycles the water already within the well.
This system is also controlled by a switch on the switch pannel and allows the boat operator to operate the livewell without an outside
feed. This is ideal if you are transporting bait from different water extremes.
*--NOTE--Be sure to turn the shut-off valve to the 90-degree off position BEFORE doing any work on the
livewell pump or plumbing that could potentially allow the inflow of water. Failure to do so will result in outside
water entering the bilge area.
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Wiring
A wiring diagram of your Pathfinder 2600 HPS has been included to help troubleshoot any electrical problems or add
additional electronics or electrical connections. We recommend you use a trained marine electrician for all electrical issues.
Inside the console on the starboard side is the ground terminal and the breaker pannel is located in the glove box. All the
grounds lead to the ground terminal and then to the battery via a large diameter black wire.
Pathfinder Main Harness To Console
Pin # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Func7on Nav Lts (Instrumenta7on) Nav Lts Anc Lt (Console) Anc Lt (T-­‐TOP) Horn Spreader Lt Overhead Lts PANEL GROUND To Acessories Pin # Func7on 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14 8 PIN Plug
Pin # 1 ACC-­‐1
2 ACC-­‐2
3 ACC-­‐3
4 ACC-­‐4
5 ACC-­‐5
Bilge L/W-­‐1 RECIRC-­‐1 L/W-­‐2 RELEASE WELL RECIRC-­‐2 BUBBLER SALT WATER FRESH WATER LIVEWELL LTS COCKPIT LTS COMPARTMENT LTS Wire Color Grey Grey Grey/White Grey/White Orange/White Blue/Black Blue/Green Black Main Harness
Wire Color Brown Brown/White Red/White Brown/Yellow Brown/Orange Red/Yellow Red/Orange Brown/Green Brown/Black Blue/White Blue/Red Blue/Black AWG
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16 16 16
16 16 16 AWG
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Pin C T-­‐Top Recept
Pin A T-­‐Top Recept
Pin B T-­‐Top Recept
Console Ground Bus
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Always use the recommended breaker/fuse amp sizes. Oversizing or using larger breakers/fuses than required can lead to
electrical shorting and possible damage or destruction of the entire electrical system.
There are open slots on both the ground block and the breaker panel for additional electrical hook-ups. The accessory
switches should be used for any additional hook-ups to protect the entire electrical system. All additional electrical hook-ups
should be performed by a qualified marine electrician.
As a standard practice, we run pull cords forward and aft for any additional wiring needs. For your convenience and ease we
have included a nylon rigging string that runs through the rigging tubes and terminates in the bow. The nylon string will allow
you to easily run any additional wiring through the rigging tubes, thus protecting them from outside elements. We also run a
string aft to the rigging box.
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BATT ER Y S WI T C H /M AI N BR E AKE R
Battery Switch and Breaker Panel
12 Volt House/Engine battery selector switch, 36 Volt Trolling
Motor switch and Breaker switch panel is located in the starboard
side of helm console. All switches and breakers are labeled and
prewired from the factory with the exception of the 3 acc. breakers.
The 5 amp. Acc. 3 Breaker is designed to be used for stereo
memory. Acc. #1 and #2 can be used for optional equipment.
(single and twin Power Poles). The 50 amp. Trolling Motor breaker
is at the bottom of the panel is prewired to Trolling Motor
receptacle.
When the boat is not in use, it is recommended to leave the 12 Volt
House/Engine and 36 Volt Trolling Motor battery switches in the off
(0) position to ensure that the main battery is not drained over the
long term by minor current flows.
Your Pathfinder is rigged at the factory so that the primary battery
or "house battery" is tied to setting 1 on the 12 Volt House/Engine
battery switch. To turn system on, rotate the 12 Volt House/Engine
battery switch to the 1 position. 12 volt power will then be supplied
to the console switch panel and engine. If that is not the case,
determine if the breaker has been tripped by pressing in the 40
amp switch labeled Helm Panel. This will close the circuit and
should result in powering up the console switch panel. In the event
there is still no main power, this could be an indication of a
dead battery, loose connection from this battery to the battery
switch or the need for a new 40 amp breaker. If 12 volt power is
not available to engine, refer to the engine manual.
Battery Switch, Shown in the “Off” Position
The 12Volt House/Engine battery switch allows for pulling
power from one of the trolling motor batteries or a secondary
battery to supplement or totally replace the house battery. In
the event that there is not enough power to crank the engine
from House/Engine battery , turning the 12 Volt House/Engine
battery switch to the 2 position will isolate the power source to
the 2nd battery. Selecting 1&2 on the 12 Volt House/Engine
switch will combine the house/engine battery and one of the
trolling motor batteries and allow you to pull power from both
batteries simultaneously. If this is required to start the engine, it
is recommended to change the switch back to the 1 position on
the 12 Volt House/Engine battery switch once the engine is
running so that the engine's alternator can recharge the
primary battery.
To activate the 36 Volt Trolling Motor system, rotate the 36 Volt
Trolling Motor switch to the ON position. If power is not
supplied to the trolling motor, push in the 50 amp. breaker. This
breaker is below the 36 Volt Trolling Motor switch. This will
close the circuit and should result in powering up the trolling
motor system. In the event there is still no main power, this
could be an indication of dead batteries, loose connections
between the batteries and the battery switch or the need for a
new 50 amp breaker.
Battery Switch Diagram
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S TA N D A RD F EA TURES
Salt Water Washdown
Salt-water washdown is standard on the 2600 HPS. The pump is located in the bilge forward of the livewell pump and is
accessible through the splashwell hatch or the aft port hatch. To operate, hook a hose to the raw water receptacle in the aft
section of the rod locker. Flip the switch labeled “Saltwater”. The pump will pressurize the system with raw water. Once the
system is pressurized, the pump will shut itself off with an internal pressure
switch and will switch itself back on as you demand water. Be careful to
only spray gelcoated fiberglass surfaces with saltwater and avoid all other
areas. Always rinse your boat with freshwater as soon as you return to the
dock or home if the boat is being trailered.
Raw Water Receptacle
Stainless Boarding Ladder
The 2600 HPS comes with the Swim/Dive Platform mounted in the
stern of the boat. This platform provides for an easier and safer entry
and exit from the boat. To operate the platform simply lift the metal
ladder from the platform, extend the ladder to its full length, and let the
ladder fall into the water
No passenger should attempt to enter or exit the boat by
the ladder or by any other means while the engine is on.
Boarding Ladder , Stowed
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Power Poles
Power Poles come as an option with the Pathfinder 2600 HPS and
give the boat operator the ability to quickly and quietly stop the boat
while in shallow water. Whether you want to enjoy a view, or you’ve
stumbled upon a group of tailing redfish, the power pole will stop the
boat quickly and easily. Please refer to the Power Pole owner’s
manual for operational and mechanical information. If you want to
install a Power Pole after your boat has left the factory, please take
your boat to your nearest Pathfinder dealer.
Power Pole
Aluminum Plate Location
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O P TI O N A L F EA TU RES
Trim Tabs
Trim tabs are an optional item on the Pathfinder 2600 HPS. We use integrated 9 X 12-inch Lenco electric trim tabs
which can enhance the boat’s performance. Because the tabs are electric, there is no hydraulic trim tab pump, thus
eliminating the possibility for fluid leaks as with other trim tab manufacturers.
Trim tabs allow the boat operator to get the maximum performance from the boat and are also great for balancing
weight in the boat and for lifting or lowering the hull to accommodate for different running situations.
Your port trim tab switch will affect the port side of the boat, and the starboard switch will affect the starboard side,
although they are operating tabs on the opposite sides. For instance, lowering the port trim tab creates stern lift on the
port side, thus lowering the starboard bow. Raising the starboard trim tab lowers the stern on the starboard side and
lifts the port bow. Use the tabs to adjust the attitude of the boat so that it sits evenly and to raise or lower the bow to
control running performance.
Lightly tap the tabs with your fingers to allow the boat to adjust in response to the tabs without a dramatic change.
Once the bow has been lowered or raised to the point that the ride has been adjusted for comfort and safety, tapping
individual tabs can even improve the overall effects.
Pushing on the top of the switch (Down) will lower the trim tab and force the bow down, which is important for running
through heavy seas or a stiff chop. In most instances, both tabs should be lowered for an even bow down ride.
Pushing the bottom of the switch (Up) will raise the tabs and lift the bow out of the water for better running
performance. To achieve the best running performance with your Pathfinder 2600 HPS, use the engine trim in
conjunction with your trim tabs to find the perfect amount of lift and a safe, comfortable ride.
In cases of severe weather or high winds, it is possible to use your trim tabs to lift the windward side of the boat to
avoid spray blowing back onto the passengers. Do this in conjunction with lowering the bow to improve the overall
ride.
Trim Tab
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O P TI O N A L F EA TU RES
Command Link Gauges
Command Link gauges are an option for the 2600 HPS and are an upgrade from the standard digital gauges. Command
Link gauges allow access to more information. Displays are user-selectable so you can choose the functions displayed on
each gauge and what order. Speed data can be displayed from a pitot tube, Triducer, or NMEA protocol GPS unit.
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Warranty
Your relationship with your local Pathfinder dealer should never end with
the delivery of your new boat. Your local Pathfinder dealership is where
you will take your boat for service and repair, as well as to address any
warranty issues. Pathfinder is fortunate to have an outstanding dealer
network selling and servicing our boats. Our dealers are knowledgeable in
service and repairs for all our boat models and have extensive expertise
troubleshooting a wide range of boat related issues.
All warranty claims and repair issues should be addressed to your
local Pathfinder dealer. Through our dealer network, we should be able to
address and fix repair issues and have you back on the water in a timely
manner. A continued relationship with your local Pathfinder dealer will
assure the best service and parts available and will create a direct link from
the boat owner to the factory.