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Whiskeytrain

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About Whiskeytrain

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    cane poler

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  • Gender
    male
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  • Interests
    Fish, hunt
  • Location
    Pompano beach, fl
  • Full Name
    Matt
  1. Hey guys, I recently noticed the light bulb for my hewes bayfisher livewell is no longer working (or at least I hope it's the bulb). Is it easy to access and replace the bulb? Also what kind of bulb do you recommend. Any advice would be appreciated! Haven't even looked in the bildge yet. Just seeing if anyone has past experience with this issue thanks
  2. Removing hewes bayfisher poling platform

    Turns out they were thru bolted. Thanks for the advice guys
  3. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    Unfortunately the motor is already taken apart. I'm thinking it shouldn't be an issue as to what I'm reading as far as sitting too low. I don't really care about speed because unless it's calm its no fun to run wide open anyway lol. Has anyone done this repower to this type of boat before?
  4. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    I was mistaken, I looked at the wrong model 115 when I said the weight. My motor actually weighs 334 lbs according to the nada guides chart. The Suzuki I am lookin at weighs 401 lbs. will that make a huge difference or will it be too rear heavy and sit too low?
  5. Hey guys, I'm repowering my hewes and need to get the platform off. Any good advice? Is the back brace thru bolted to the transom? Also any tricks on separating the platform from the transom because there is a lot of 5200. I've heard you can damage gel coat trying to separate something bonded with 5200. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  6. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    I would go the rebuild route, but my mechanic does not believe it would be beneficial to spend the money to rebuild plus the cost of labor.
  7. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    Your exactly right. Seems like this might be a trickle down effect with possibly having to raise the platform. I also have cable steering. Would it be a good idea for hydraulic steering system or keeping the cable system. Also how much would hydraulic steering run?
  8. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    I believe the coast guard sticker on the boat says 130 max rating but I'll double check. The motor I have now weighs 358 so 20-40 pounds should not make much of a difference or does it?
  9. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    Thanks for the replies! I'm starting to wonder if I am going to have to raise my poling platform as well. I have heard the 4 strokes are slightly higher. Still up in the air about brand of motor. Been hearing good things about the suzukis. Anyone have any idea what the difference between the Yamaha 115 vmax sho vs the Yamaha f115 inline 4 stroke. They seem very similar and wondering if anyone had personal experience. thanks
  10. Need new engine

    Hey guys, I have a 2000 18ft bayfisher with a 2000 115 Yamaha. The engine recently took a crap and looking to repower. I'm still debating on new or used. Also, would the weight of a 4 stroke be too much for the boat since it had a 2 stroke before? Would it be too heavy on the stern and ride low? Looking at another Yamaha but open to suggestions. I am in Fort Lauderdale so any advice on where to go for repower on new or used outboards would be appreciated. thanks
  11. Hewes 18ft bayfisher repower

    Hey guys, I have a 2000 18ft bayfisher with a 2000 115 Yamaha. The engine recently took a crap and looking to repower. I'm still debating on new or used. Also, would the weight of a 4 stroke be too much for the boat since it had a 2 stroke before? Would it be too heavy on the stern and ride low? Looking at another Yamaha but open to suggestions. I am in Fort Lauderdale so any advice on where to go for repower on new or used outboards would be appreciated. thanks
  12. Lobster numbers

    Anyone seen any decent numbers in the gulf side of marathon while scouting or mini season? Last year was a very tough year for us with lots of holes empty or lots of shorts. Seems like a good amount of people said the same thing. Hopefully this year is different. Heading down next weekend. Will post back with report. good luck guys
  13. Bilge pumps?

    Do you guys prefer using bilges with the float switch built in or installing a float switch separate from the bilge pump? Seems like automatic bilges have a tendency to became stuck running and potentially drain the battery.
  14. Bilge pumps?

    Hey guys, sorry for the continued bilge pump posts. Currently have a rule 1100 that will not pump automatically and looking to replace it. Not sure how old it is. Any suggestions on what bilge to get? The rules do not have very good reviews. If I do go with a rule, can the new unit just be snapped into the same strainer and the wires be connected to the already existing wires? Sorry for the questions. I have no experiences with bilges. thanks
  15. Bilge pump not automatically pumping

    Any recommendations where to order it from?
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