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  1. Jack plate on ‘93 Bonefisher

    Does anyone have any experience running a jack plate on an older hewes? I sure would love to be able to idle/take off in less than 2 feet but am worried about the sacrifice of draft it might come with.
  2. I’m looking to install a trolling motor to the bow of my ‘93 Bonefisher. Has anyone done this and have any tips? I’m thinking I’ll need some sort of backing plate under the the deck to prevent cracking. Any suggestions on where to mount the plug? I’m also planning on keeping the battery in the bow as well to keep as much weight forward as possible as my boat squats a little as is. The more weight I get on the bow, it seems my draft is better. Any tips will be appreciated! I will move this thread to the vintage hewes page if I am supposed to! Thanks!
  3. Poling platform cracking

    It is actual gel coat. It mixes up a lot more runny which made it a pain to work with on the vertical surfaces.
  4. Poling platform cracking

    Here is the finished work on the boat, both platform and near the transom. Turns out this had been cracked before the garage incident so I am confident it’s nothing structural. It is smooth and solid now! (That’s what she said) The darker spots on the transom are not holes, I must have sanded through some color when trying to get the new gel coat even. It is completely sealed and smooth. Wish I would have put some grey coloring in, but I am happy with how it turned out and it should be solid for years to come!
  5. Poling platform cracking

    The platform caught the release rope and the door lowered just enough to catch the platform on the way out....I was more than livid. It was repaired there half *** before I bought the boat. I got on the back of the boat and tried to move it to see if there was any play, there was none. I even got on top of the platform and moved around and still couldn’t get it to move other than normal flex from the poles. To me, there seems to be no structural damage at all. The cracking is in the cap, and I felt underneath and it was solid from the bottom telling me the crack should just be superficial. im going to fix up the gel coat the right way tomorrow and ride with it. If it gets any worse I will be looking at taking it somewhere to get it fixed by a professional. My plan is to take a dremmel tool and channel out the cracks and then fill, dry, and wet sand them. Which would be the correct way to fix a gel coat crack if I am not mistaken?
  6. Poling platform cracking

    Well I had a giant mishap pulling the boat out of the garage yesterday and have found some damage around the platform where it mounts to stern. There’s hardly any flex in it so I am hoping it’s just gel coat, any advice? Can I just fix it with some gel coat repair?
  7. Opinions on Hewes Tunnel

    Curious if you are talking about the blue MA in Jax? I looked at that boat when I was searching. The pics he sent me of the inside looked like it has been trashed and not well taken care of. I backed out quick
  8. Trim Motor Electrical Help

    Clicking usually means bad relay in my experience. That’s with any kind of electrical switch, not just trim/tilt
  9. WTB Skiff under $10k

    Pics don’t do this boat justice. I am very pleased. Can’t wait to fish her
  10. My New (to me) Hewes ‘93 Bonefisher

    Well I just got an incredible deal and could not be more thankful or excited about what just happened today. Just got her tucked into the garage and boy I am praying for some warmer weather here in the panhandle. 1993 Hewes Bonefisher 16 w/ 2013 Etec 90
  11. WTB Skiff under $10k

    I am happy to say that I just parked a PRISTINE 1993 Hewes Bonefisher w/ a 2013 Etec 90 in my garage tonight. Thanks everyone for the advice and tips. Even stayed under budget:-) to everyone looking out there, be patient and don’t be afraid to make offers. You never know what might happen.
  12. WTB Skiff under $10k

    Well I am supposed to be picking up a skiff tomorrow. Not in my garage yet, so anything could happen. I will post pics when/if I get her
  13. 1993 Bonefisher

    I have a lead on a 1993 Bonefisher with a 2013 Evinrude ETEC 90 w/ 200 hours. The price is right, the boat has had a new rewire as well as new switch panel and switches for all electronics, new live well and bilge pumps. Can anyone give me any reason i should not buy? I am going to be fishing in the panhandle of FL, mostly poling for reds on fly, but also fish live bait when pilchards are in. I do cross some open water in Apalachicola/St George area so something that could take chop decent would be nice. What should I expect to draft on this boat with 2 anglers? Everything on this boat and deal seems right, Im just trying to be thorough, as I have jumped into boats before and not been happy with the results. Thanks for any info you can provide!
  14. WTB Skiff under $10k

    Thanks for the helpful (and not so helpful) replies everyone. The shadowcast is definitely on my radar. I have seen plenty of Bonefishers and old MA’s sell in this price range. Just looking for the right one. Thanks again everyone and please shoot anything of interest my way! josh
  15. WTB Skiff under $10k

    Wow! Why haven’t I thought of that! Thank you for the amazing information!