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    Captain Rick Lee
  1. 2003 HPX/Bonefisher Trim Tab Screws

    Mahalo for the feedback,. I will dig in to it this PM and let you all know how it turns out!
  2. Shout Out To Power-Pole: Broke one off !!!

    Those dudes ROCK the customer service. I have broken a couple of 8 foot poles as well. Wind cranks here and all hard bottom. Nothing but "we have you covered" from PowerPole.
  3. Does anyone know if the 2003 bonefisher/HPX has a backing plate for the trim tab mounting screws? I pulled mine off today and can't tell if there was original nut/bolt assembly or just heavy thread screws (both were in the wet holes). Thanks for the help and Happy New Year!
  4. Bob's jackplate motor issue

    I had to change both solenoids on mine this year, of course not at the same time. You can buy the the kit from Bobs with two upgraded solenoids and backing plate and save yourself the hassle of trying to get the backing plate screws out of the motor. Don't bother asking for help, Bobs customer service leaves a LOT to be desired...just sayin'.
  5. Repower Thread

    Anyone recall the post on downsizing power?
  6. Repower Thread

    360lbs 115 2-stroke vs. 250lbs 70 4-stroke. The new Yamaha 90hp is close to the same weight (350) as the 115.
  7. Fuel tank replace

    Yeah, getting it out was not fun....drain gas, fill tank with water, get out your Sawmill and have at it. Some smart design person specified a tank that cannot be removed/replaced/repaired without lifting the cap or chopping up the tank. Upon further inspection mine had a flaw in the weld on the back side of tank that was leaking drip, drip.
  8. Repower Thread

    Aloha All, there was a thread a while back discussing a members experience with a repower for an early 2000's HPX/Bonefisher. I can't seem to find this thread and was looking for some help. I have been running a 2004 18' Bonefisher with a Yamaha 115 2-stroke. I was hoping to down size to a new Yamaha 70 four stroke, save a hundred pounds, and a bunch of gas. Don't generally run far or fast. Any suggestions welcome!
  9. Fuel tank replace

    Dude, I did mine a while back...got 30 a gallon tank through the hatch...barely. Plus some bloody knuckles. Make yourself a tank model out of cardboard to make sure it fits. When you get it totally dialed-in then take the model tank to your fabricator and you are set. Just add new fuel hoses, sending unit, rubber pads, and hard-to-reach bolts and you are set.
  10. Davit and Lifting Cradle-Need Help!

    No, just one BIG laminted beam spanning the middle of the garbage. Your setup looks great with the chain hoists! If I could set mine up like this with one hoist in the middle of the garage and four connection points to bow and stern eyes that would work best. I am most worried about pinch on the gunnels with straps coming off the bow eye. My boat weighs around 1400lb.
  11. Aloha All, I am working on an electric garage hoist for my 2003 Bonefisher 18. Anyone have suggestions on a cradle setup utilizing bow and stern eyes with one lifting point? Will the gunnels hold up with 1500lbs of weight and straps? I would like to get the skiff on and off the trailer in my garage with out too much trouble. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Mahalo!
  12. Anyone familiar with Hewes Bonefisher 18????

    Mine too....I found this out while working on my Power Pole. I put a couple of small pie hole hatches one on each side. They do not fill up with water but do occasionally need to air out when I have a few days off.
  13. Garage Hoist?

    I am trying to find an old MBC? post that had some pics of a garage chain hoist setup for a skiff?
  14. Anyone have a digital copy of a Hewes Bonefisher 2003 manual? Any help would be greatly appreciated.