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About Drummer

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    weekend warrior
  • Birthday May 21


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  • Bio
    2000 Hewes Light Tackle 18, 2000 Yamaha 130 2-stroke
  • Occupation
    Drummer, USCG licensed captain, fix it dude for various companies
  • Interests
    fishing, hunting, golf, shooting, outdoor fun
  • Location
    Waxhaw, NC
  • Full Name
    Dave Yelverton
  1. Lbs Test Leader - 20,30,40 ?

    20 pound flouro for top water and trout away from structure. Near structure I use 25. All this on 3000 class sustain reels.
  2. Has anyone seen this model hewes ?

    Looks like maybe a custom label? Never heard of such a thing.
  3. Solo Fishing on Flats Boats

    Also suggest tying a tether and dragging it behind in case you fall off and your boat motors away from you.
  4. Fishfinder/Chartplotter HELP!

    You'll be a lot happier if you *** it up and get a Navionics card. I finally paid the piper and am so much happier. Might consider doubling your budget and getting something you'll enjoy using!
  5. TM battery question

    24 for me, works great.
  6. Ignition Switch Replacement

    Where do y'all get those rubber caps?
  7. Ketchikan rockfish (Alaska)

    Check out the Waterfall Resort. You leave Ketchikan by float plane and fly in. We caught tons of Kings, halibut, ling cod, and a few silvers. It's a beautiful place to fish. We went in July. Warning - it never really gets dark. Bring some eye shades so you can sleep!
  8. Bad News

    Remember stuff like this when the bait is hard to find. We should all work to preserve our resources, all the time. Clouds of bait today, wasted, won't be here tomorrow. OK, I am done hugging the seaweed.
  9. Gaskets for hatches?

    Sure. It's from Clean Seal, Inc. 800-366-3682. The item I ordered is "105" EPDM, size is .438" tall by .375" wide. I ordered it with 3M sticky back, which is permanent. I have 100 feet on the way, my boat should take just under 50 feet. I'll post on performance after installation. Sure hope it works.
  10. Hewes 18 vs maverick

    OK, here goes. I am ready for a slamming from all the MA (great boats no doubt) owners! I really love my 2000 Light Tackle 18, which became the 18 Redfisher immediately after the lapstrake hull design went into mothballs. It's a great boat: 7'11" wide, 18'10" long, 1050 pounds, and runs 46 mph with 2 anglers, 35+ gallons of gas, and normal ice, drinks, and tackle. The 2 stroke 130 is thirsty by today's standards, but she jumps on plane and sounds awesome, despite killing a few mosquitoes at idle. The flip up seat is cool and puts the Skipper and 2 anglers low to the waterline for a comfortable long run. I particularly appreciate the 2 insulated hatches on the bow, and the release well on the port quarter, which is also insulated and serves as a great fishbox. Tons of additional storage in the large bow hatch. Also, the large rear livewell will keep pilchards alive all day. The vessel poles with relative ease (if you are in shape, which is a must) and powers along nicely with a 70 pound thrust 24 volt trolling motor. She's a little bouncy in the chop, but that's what trim tabs are for in the hands of an experienced pilot. Just don't try to break any water speed records... It's a big fishing platform that floats in less than a foot of water with ease. Considering the pricing on these right now, if you can find one or a similar Redfisher, it's definitely worth considering. Not to mention how easily she tows. And if you're lucky enough to get one with a 150, hang on. JMHO!
  11. Gaskets for hatches?

    Called Maverick and got the original equipment supplier name. 100 foot roll with 3M adhesive on the way. I'll report how it works!
  12. Trouble starting 95 Bayfisher with Yamaha 115

    What do you mean it will not catch? The engine will not turn over, or it is turning over and will not start?
  13. Gaskets for hatches?

    Does anybody know where to acquire new OE gaskets for hatches on Hewes boats? Several of mine have flattened out over the last 17 years. Go figure.
  14. Minn Kota Riptide base on stern?

    Understood about moving the motor, but with the quick release mount only takes a few seconds. I like having the bow open for fly anglers, and in difficult poling conditions this may be a big help. I appreciate your thinking.
  15. Minn Kota Riptide base on stern?

    Thanks, guys. Looks like it's time to add another doodad to the Hewes.