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I am in the market for a new boat. The Blue Wave 2400 Pure bay is currently at the top of my list. I currently have a Blazer Bay 2220 Pro, and looking for a bigger and better riding boat. My question is how do the Blue Waves 2400 ride and handle the sometime fussy Ms Sound. I fish the Biloxi Marsh, and have to cross the Ms Sound in order to get there. I fish a lot with my dad and father in law and neither of them are spring chickens anymore. I have been looking at several different boats and as of right now the 2400 Pure Bay seems to have everything I need and want in a boat. I would love to hear from Blue Wave owners or people who have rode in them exactly how they ride. Any advice is welcomed and thanks in advance.
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Boats
Just to let you in on something. I could have had a Blue Wave or the Skeeter I'm in last year when I was in the market. I sat in both boats for most of an hour looking at everything above and below the decks. I chose the Skeeter and will choose it every time. It rides extremely good and handles super. I had wanted a Blue Wave for about 5 years but when it came down to it the Skeeter was the better boat. My boat is for sale with only 90 hours on it because I need to get the new model to keep my Pro Staff rating updated.
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2400 PUREBAY
I purchased a 2400 PureBay Blue Wave a year ago. What I was looking for was a hybrid shallow drafting fishing vessel yet can take the pounding during a 1-3 foot seas ride out to the outer islands as well as off shore for snapper etc. This boat has served me well and I would recommend it to anyone. No.....my boat is not for sale.
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Skeeter vs Bluewave
I'll start by saying I'm on my 2nd 24ft Skeeter since 2012 and have no complaints at all with the boat , I'm not a guy who's going to say whatever rig I have is the best but I do like the ride of the Skeeter.

I've been in 2400 Pure Bay a bunch and it to is a great boat , when your dealing with high end bay boats it's basically going to come down to personal preference because they all have a few pros and cons.
The Skeeter is a little heavier and flatter ridding boat which makes for a nice smooth dry ride and it handles great in the rough water of the gulf, With that said I've been in some nasty stuff in the 24 Blue Wave and it took it well also. Just my opion but you can't go wrong with either of theses 2 boats, they are basically priced the same and it just comes down your own taste. If your ever in the Dularge area I would gladly take out for a ride!
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Thanks
I have to say Skeeter is on my list, and more than likely that are the two main boats. I like the features both boats have and it will come down to comfort. Like I said before I fish with some older gentlemen, but my main 2 partners are my wife and daughter. We make on a normal crossing a 12 mile run across the sound so getting beat up is never fun. I really appreciate all the in put and keep it coming because a new boat is a huge investment and I really want to get it right. Captain Venable I have followed your post and would love the chance for a ride but were both fisherman we would have to wet a line or two.
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Boat Ride
We would absolutely have to wet a line because how else would you know if it was comfortable to fish out of, lol.
Glad to hear you follow my post, I was so busy this year with Cast/Blast charters I got a little lazy and didn't do much posting but I'm going to get back to the site and start sharing info again, Plenty to share because this has been one of the best winter fishing seasons I can rember down in Dularge.
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BlueWave 2400
In my opioion The BW 2400 is by far the best bayboat I've ever owned, and I've had quite a few. I've had a 24 Skeeter before I switched to Bluewave. Yes the Skeeter is a nice boat, but its not a Bluewave. The Bluewave out performs the Skeeter (speed, handling) and has a drier ride (handles the rough with ease). The Bluewave's deck is easier to clean, the floor drains are better (never any water on the floor). The rear livewell comes with a 3 inch drain (no woories ever about bait getting stuck in the drain). Bluewave is the only boat that comes standard with a hydraulic jack plate and trim tabs, etc, etc, etc. Nice also dealing with a family owned company where your not just a number. I'm in my fourth Bluewave 2400 and have had zero problems with any of them. Good luck in your choice.
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Love the input
Capt. Marty, I have also followed your reports on this site as well. I have done alot of research on these boats, and I have to say I am still leaning towards riding the Wave. This boat has too many features standard on it and now that you reassure me about the ride its hard to over look this boat. I noticed when looking at the Skeeters, they only have the manual jack plate, no trim tabs and the same self bailing system like my Blazer, which leaves water in the floor and you cant all the dirt and stuff out without a vacuum. It's all down to a test ride now, and may the best boat win. I do thank everyone for the input, cause a new boat is alot of money and I might be missing things that I over looked.
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Blue Wave
Tepratt25, I have run a Blue Wave Pure Bay 2400 since 2011, I really like my boat. I cross Lake Borgne to fish the Biloxi Marsh many times each year. My clients have also commented on the great ride and abundant space to fish and store equipment. Add your choice of trolling motor and electronics and you are set. My 2014 Pure Bay should be here soon, I'd be happy to give you a wet test. Fast and great fuel economy. I could run any boat, I run a Blue Wave Pure Bay 2400 w/ 300 HP Yamaha.
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Boat selection
We recently purchased a Ranger 2400 and absolutely love it. It rides dry, smooth, and fast.
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2400 Bluewave
I just ordered a Bluewave yesterday. I currently run a 2420 Blazer Bay. I have been in both the BW and Skeeter. Both are nice boats but between the ride and layout the BW won out. What I really like about the BW is that it is versatile. It eats up the waves going to the local rigs offshore but it can also get skinny in shallow ponds with a 12in draft. It is heavier than the Blazer but not as heavy as the Skeeter. The Skeeter also drafts 15in. There is no perfect boat but the BW is as close as I have found which is why I bought one. Good luck!
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Response to blue wave
I'm selling a ranger 2300 and bought a key west 246. Best riding boat I've fished in! When fishing black bay in summer u get storms and 3-4 ft waves. The key west cuts thru it like butter and the ranger got me wet. FYI
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I have own many boats
I have owned many boats over my many years of fishing. Right now have a 23Shearwater and it is a great boat and ride. I want a boat with a pad and also easy I mean easy excess to the pumps and electrical wires. Changing pump on this boat is like changing a light blub. Boats also have some with single sides and double sides common sense the single side will run lighter in water. You can look down a boat and see how it is made. I hate to say this but most people don't understand how a boat is made. Most don't have the proper trailer for the their boats they go for the cheaper ones. Most experts tell me a boat received more damage from a bad trailer than any water. Best advise I can give you is to talk to an experience fisherman then take a ride. PS Most people call 2ft waves 5ft waves believe me if you are in a 5ft wave you will sure know it.
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Real appreciation!!!
Guys I really like reading all the responses about the different boats. There are to many boats out there to choose from. The boat shows are coming up, so I will make sure I pay attention to all of them. Captain Mike I may take you up on that offer for a ride, I've been wanting to ride in one. Also if you cross lake borne all the time you know what I am up against, my camp is actually at La France which is not far from you.
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Boats
Capt.JS, you are right on all fronts. Many boats do suffer much more damage on mis matched trailers than running in water. A trailered boat spends 95% of its life on the trailer and if not fitted and matched for the boat, both static and dynamic situations can and will take a negative toll on it. Anything from setting a hook in the bottom to broken stringers can be attributed to a poor trailer set up. Package deals from dealers will typically skimp on the trailer to hold the cost down, big mistake for the consumer in the long run. And when it comes to your statement about people calling 2' seas 5 footers…feel you said a mouth full, it's done every day. Take most of those people and put them in their boat in genuine 5 footers and they'd think they were about to die! ARRIVE ALIVE!!!!
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Let's talk about boat ride
I love it when some one calls his boat dry. Now if you want to see if your boat is dry take this little test. Run your boat about 35MPH going North to South when you have a 15 to 20 mile east wind then tell me your boat is dry. If you head into this same east wind all most all 24ft boats will be bone dry. Now if you can take it run your boat over 50 you will have a much dryer ride in a crossing wind but you may have to see a doctor. PS Have been on some of these kind of rides and it is no fun for me but the ride was dry I will say that for his boat.
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My Take on boats
Here's my opinion when looking for a new ride. Spend a lot of time inside of each boat. Examine the hardware, how parts are assembled, how the boat is wired, how the boat is assembled, quality of materials used, and so on. If you plan on keeping the boat a long time, you don't want to be replacing things after a year of use. Check out exposed receptacles and fixtures that are susceptible to corrosion. Make sure to spend some time behind the wheel of each and take notes on fuel mileage, RPMS to MPH, and instantaneous MPGS. Inspect the upholstery of each and quality of workmanship. I could go on forever but the only way to find the right boat for you is to get in a few and spend as much time as you can in them before you make a decision.
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Bluewave
I am on my second Purebay 24 and mine is for sale to get my third. 105 hours, just had the 100 hour service done. Capt Marty and Capt Travis already gave a good review. Mine is rigged with all the goodies for fishing and pleasure.

Capt Elton Rodrigue
elton@catchdat.com
225-715-2105
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ck out cat bay boats
Have you looked at the Twin Vee Bay Cat 22'? I just bought one at Boat Stuf and it's awesome. I looked at Blue Wave and already owned a Pathfinder 24'. Bay cat will run almost 50 mph, has gobs of room to fish, rides SMOOTH, & burns little gas. I've got a 200hp Yamaha 4 stroke on it.
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Capt. JS
Yes sir you are correct on the dry ride, if you have a crossing wide there is not a boat built that will keep you dry. My Blazer unless riding into a crossing wind is a very dry boat, but when you splash down and the wind is blowing like it did all summer then you will get wet. I have rode in some boats though that the water splashes over the bow and that's in moderately ruff water. Which I know Blue Wave nor the newer Skeeters should have that issue, cause the boat I was referring to was a older model Skeeter. I am looking for a boat that will cut the waves, my Blazer is real bad about the front raising and then slaps down. Now I did invest in trim tabs earlier this summer and those things are god sent I can tell you that. The bigger boats with the tabs on it should be a pleasant ride compared to my Blazer, seeing that I am a type that I do not abuse my equipment at all. When it is ruff I pull back on the throttle and take my time, I don't like taking beatings and I can't afford to replace stuff that the ruff rides damage. I do how ever want a boat that if needed I can give it some gas and its not killing me as I cross, which normally that would normally be the ride across cause those yellow mouths are calling my name.
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Bay Boat
Sea Hunt best ride I have ever been in. I own the BX 22 T, 225 Honda 4 stroke, 4.5 to 5 miles per gallon running at 3500 rpm, its heavier than most, a 2 to 3 foot chop you don't even feel.
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