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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 2300 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
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T A B L E O F C O NT E NT S
Yamaha Engine Break-In Periods........................................4
Optional Rear Seating with Backrest.............................24
Engine Stop Switch..............................................................4
Optional Dual Battery System........................................25
Fuel / Water Separators......................................................5
Optional Salt Water Washdown.....................................26
Garboard Drain Plug..........................................................6
Optional Fresh Water Shower.........................................26
Instrument Panel with Yamaha Multi-Function
Gauges..................................................................................6
Optional Trim Tabs........................................................27
Switch Panels........................................................................7
Top Options....................................................................28
Switch Panels & Helm..........................................................7
Top Options / Outrigger
Option.............................................................................29
216 Boat Layout...................................................................8
Optional Command Link Gauges..................................29
Cobia Duffel Bag..................................................................8
Warranty.........................................................................30
Bilge System.........................................................................9
Ball Valves, Thru Hull Fittings, & Scuppers......................10
Stainless Boarding Ladder..................................................11
Cockpit Courtesy Lights....................................................12
Props...................................................................................13
Head & Waste System........................................................13
Fuel System........................................................................14
Self Bailing Cockpit...........................................................14
2300 HPS SPECIFICATIONS
Livewell System..................................................................15
L.O.A............................................................23’ 06”
BEAM.............................................................8’ 04”
DRAFT................................................................12”
WEIGHT W/ ENGINE.......................... .3,000 LBS.
FUEL CAPACITY....................................... 60 GAL.
DEG MAXIMUM H.P..........................................300
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES…………………..….......8
PERSONS OR 1500 LBS
Rod Lockers.......................................................................16
Forward Storage.................................................................16
Anchor Locker / Rode Storage.........................................17
217 Aluminum Plate Location...........................................17
Specifications......................................................................18
Wiring Color Codes......................................................19-20
217 Hull Wire Harness...................................................21
217 Deck Wire Harness..................................................22
Optional Cockpit Bolsters...............................................23
Optional Bow Cushion Set.............................................23
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M A I NT E NA NC E A ND C L E A NI 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.
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ENG INE B RE A K - IN P E RI OD
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, accidental shove) 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.
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F U E L -W A T E R SE P A R A T O R & D R A I N P L U G
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 12 of this Owner’s Manual for information on your
boats bilge system.
Fuel-Water Separator
Each Pathfinder 2300 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 starboard 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.
Fuel/Water Separator (above)
Maintenance Note
In addition, the fuel separator should be changed as part of routine maintenance at 20, 50 and 100 hours checks.
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SW I T CH AND I NST R UM ENT PANEL
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
Gauges
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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BOAT LAYOUT
2300 HPS Boat Layout
Your Pathfinder 2300 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.
Rigging Access Area
Leaning Post Storage
Livewell
Cooler with Seat Cushion
Forward Storage
Anchor Locker
Forward Storage/Rod Holder
DITTY BAG
You should have received a cloth ditty bag with your new Pathfinder 2300
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 2300 HPS Ditty Bag
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B A C K I N G PL A T E S
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 2300 HPS during the construction process.
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FEATURES
Forward Console Storage
The forward console cushion doubles as a removable door providing a huge access opening to the inside of the console
and the back of the helm. Note the tackle drawer on the backside of the door designed to accommodate three flat tackle
trays or other gear that you want to keep at the ready. To top it off, it’s lockable.
The Leaning Post
The leaning post comes standard with the Pathfinder 2300 HPS and includes a folding footrest, four rodholders, two
drink holders, cushions. A storage tray is located beneath the cushion.
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COCKPIT COURTESY LIGHTS
Cockpit Courtesy Lights
The cockpit comes equipped with four L.E.D. courtesy
lights installed at the factory. On the switch panel located
to the left of the steering helm, the second switch to the
right operates the cockpit courtesy lights. The courtesy
lights are mounted on the port and starboard sides of the
console, as well as at the front of the cockpit. These lights
illuminate the entire cockpit.
Diagram of the LED Cockpit Courtesy Lights
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SAI L I NG
Trolling Motor
Your Pathfinder 2300 HPS comes standard with a 24V trolling motor wiring system. A trolling motor mounting plate was
built into the bow of your Pathfinder during the manufacturing process. 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 from the trolling motor
through the plate. The diagram on page 19 of your owner’s manual shows where the plate is located. The plate is
designed to accommodate the mounting patterns of all trolling motor brands on the current market. Refer to the diagram
below for the trolling motor system with battery charger and wire routing
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SYST EM S
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. 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.
2300 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.
Water Flow
2300 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 the pump. 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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B I L GE
Bilge
The bilge of your Pathfinder 2300 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 blown
a 5 amp fuse. 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 fuse box to make sure the pump hasn’t blown a fuse. If the fuse is damaged,
replace it and turn the switch on again, listening for the bilge pump to come on.
The Bilge Pump is Mounted to ABS Plastic
If the fuse 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 fuse 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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PR OPS
Props
Prop selection on your Pathfinder 2300 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 or five 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 2300 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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F U E L SY ST E M
FUEL SYSTEM
Your Pathfinder 2300 HPS comes with a 60-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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SEL F -B AI L I NG COCKPI T & L I VEW EL L SYST EM
Self Bailing Cockpit
The cockpit on your Pathfinder 2300 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 back of the
transom--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 2300 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 livewell system o takes water through our exclusive Sea Chest system. With this system, water enters the Sea Chest through a grate
located at the bottom of the boat.
The boat is shipped with the shut-off valve turned to the “off” position (at a 90degree 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 2300 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 and securing it 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
and there is not a clog in the filter, 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, the top of the standpipe needs to be removed an checked, and the grate removed.
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 unscrewing the filter cap (see photo
above). Failure to do so will result in outside water entering the bilge area.
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W I R I NG
Wiring
A wiring diagram of your Pathfinder 2300 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 fuse panel and ground terminal. The ground terminal is the one with multiple
black wires attached. All the grounds lead to the ground terminal and then to the battery via a large diameter black wire.
Pathfinder Switch Panel Console Harness
Pin # Func7on 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Nav Lts (Instrumenta7on) Nav Lts Anc Lt (Console) Anc Lt (T-­‐TOP) Horn Spreader Lt Overhead Lts PANEL GROUND 12 pin Plug Pin # Func7on 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Bilge L/W-­‐1 RECIRC-­‐1 L/W-­‐2 RELEASE WELL RECIRC-­‐2 BUBBLER SALT WATER FRESH WATER LIVEWELL LTS COCKPIT LTS COMPARTMENT LTS 14 8 PIN Plug
Pin # 1 ACC-­‐1
2 ACC-­‐2
3 ACC-­‐3
4 ACC-­‐4
5 ACC-­‐5
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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Func7on
Always use the recommended fuse/breaker sizes. Oversizing or using larger fuses/breakers than required can lead to
electrical shorting and possible damage or destruction of the entire electrical system.
There are open slots in both the ground and the fuse sides 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 is attached to the bow just below the starboard
shark eye placement. 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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TRIM TABS
Trim Tabs
Trim tabs are a standard item on the Pathfinder 2300 HPS. We use external 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 greatly 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 2300 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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POW ER POL E
Power Poles
Power Poles come as an option with the Pathfinder 2300 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 if 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. The 2300 HPS is a unique system and requires a special plate inorder to
install the powerpole. If you want to install a Power Pole after your boat has left the factory, please take your boat to
Power Pole
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Warranty
Your relationship with your
and have extensive expertise
local Pathfinder dealer should troubleshooting a wide range
never end with the delivery of of boat related issues.
your new boat. Your local
Pathfinder dealership is
All warranty claims and
repair issues should be
where you will take your boat
for service and repair, as well
addressed to your local
Pathfinder dealer. Through
as to address any warranty
issues. Pathfinder Boat
our dealer network, we should
be able to address and fix
Company is fortunate to have
an outstanding dealer
repair issues and have you
back on the water in a timely
network selling and servicing
our boats. Our dealers are
manner. A continued
relationship with your local
available and will create a
direct link from the boat
owner to the factory.
knowledgeable in service and Pathfinder dealer will assure
repairs for all our boat models the best service and parts
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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