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About M.A.

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    cane poler


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    The Florida Keys
  1. Most Hewes have a reinforcement plate in the bow built in. Not sure about your specific year, but you could check with Hewes. I have an 18' Redfisher and it has one. I mounted my plug below deck. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiVlsiEkorbAhXBxFkKHaFLANwQFggnMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhewes.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fdownloads%2FHewes-Redfisher-16.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3FkIWofnNkiBFqtiigivhu
  2. Trolling motor length

    Worse case scenario, you can always change the shaft on yours to a shorter shaft for a few dollars.
  3. Trolling motor length

    I think I run a 60”on my 18 Redfisher. Too long of a trolling motor shaft isn’t really a problem, a too short shaft on your trolling motor isn’t good. Here’s a good write up on lengths https://www.trollingmotors.net/blogs/selection/86935495-shaft-length-guide
  4. Lappy console door

    What is your door measurements? I can check your measurements with my '14 Redfisher to see how close they are to yours. A new Hewes console door may fit. Also, several Plexiglass shops here in the Keys make these.
  5. Newest member of the family!

    You should contact MBC to see if they will send you a wiring diagram for the year and make of your boat. The newer Hewes have a basic wiring diagram in their owner's manual, and this will help in your future wiring. Good luck with your new Hewes. http://hewes.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/Hewes-Redfisher-18.pdf
  6. Upgrading Trolling motor

    Mine seems to hold me within 6' of where I originally set it.
  7. Upgrading Trolling motor

    24v Minn Kota Riptide ipilot. Has worked flawlessly for 3 years.
  8. Upgrading Trolling motor

    I have the 60" shaft on my 18 Redfisher, I don't believe a 54" would suit your needs.
  9. 97 LT20 bad fuel leak

    Moisture (condensation, water in gas, etc) collecting in the bottom of the tank will cause corrosion. Once the corrosion eats thru the tank, small, pin-hole leaks will develop. Expect 20-25 years out of an aluminum tank.
  10. New 18 Redfisher battery question

    This trolling motor wiring diagram is in your Hewes Owner Manual. Works great. Same as above post.
  11. 2013 18 redfisher

    I have the Guest 3-bank 25amp charger mounted under my console. Works great for my 3 batteries.
  12. 2013 18 redfisher

    I have a cranking battery, and one of the batteries for my 24v trolling motor under my console, and the other battery for the trolling motor in the forward hatch. Balances the boat out nice.
  13. 97 LT20 bad fuel leak

    I had to replace the gas tank in an old Seacraft that I had. The tank had several small pin holes in the lowest portion of the tank from water in the bottom of the tank. The water most likely came from condensation or water in the fuel from a gas station.
  14. Thanks, this is what I needed to know. Found a perfect flat spot in my bilge in front of my baitwell pickup. I really don't care about the water temp indication either. Thanks for the info!
  15. Where exactly did you mount it in the bilge? On the keel? Any flat spots in the bilge to mount it so that it points straight down? Does fiberglass thickness affect it's performance? Thanks.