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About HewesYourDaddy

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  1. HewesYourDaddy

    What did you do to your boat today?

    I've seen them on several sites including the Garmin site, but found it much cheaper on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014XVHKAE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. HewesYourDaddy

    What did you do to your boat today?

    I put on a transducer spray shield. I really needed this thing.
  3. HewesYourDaddy

    Piranha Bait Well Pumps

    Very smart idea.
  4. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    You guys are killing me with all of the choices out there.....!
  5. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    That's what I've heard. My gear case size won't let me put a 15' diameter prop on it. I talked to Marcus at PT yesterday for a while and after all the info I gave to him about how it ran on the new engine , he thinks the PTR4 will be a good choice. I don't need the extreme stern lift like the flats guys need, but I need the grip in turns. this prop is a happy medium. We shall see....
  6. HewesYourDaddy

    Bilge Access Hatch enlargement

    I can't find that hatch at that price anywhere on Amazon. Do you have a link?
  7. HewesYourDaddy

    You need this!!

    Hahahaha. That’s pretty good.
  8. HewesYourDaddy

    Bilge Access Hatch enlargement

    Post some pics when done. Which size are you installing?
  9. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Brad, I would be thrilled to see those kind of speeds! One thing I did notice yesterday when running the boat, (and I'm not sure if it was a function of the prop, the engine, or both) was that it handled and rode very much like a V hull and not a tunnel. Just my observation, and I don't know if that will change with prop set up. I did enjoy not having to play with trim as much though. With the other set up, I was always adjusting tabs, engine trim, jack plate height, etc... Now that I'm really thinking about it, I wonder If the boat was running better because I don't have a serious stern lifting prop on it. Take out the factors of hole shot and prop blowout (grip in turns, mostly), and I wonder if there isn't a happy medium? Was I getting so much stern lift from my previous prop that I was fighting a constant "bow-down" trim angle???? Aside from not being in correct RPM range, is there a prop (3 or 4 blade) that would be a happy medium? That is the goal now..... Whew! Way too much thinking for 5 am.
  10. HewesYourDaddy

    Bilge Access Hatch enlargement

    Yep, this has been on my list of things to do for a while. If someone can add a link to where they made a specific purchase, that might be helpful to anyone interested in doing this modification.
  11. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Alright, I got about 4 hrs of run time on the new engine today. After running at idle+ for about 30 min, I got on plane and ran about 4500 for a bit and ran out what I believe was a little water in the fuel. Got that gone and I was good to go. A much different beast than the 130 Yamaha 2-stroke! A little harder to get out of the hole (I attribute that to the aluminum 3 blade) and doesn't accept much trim or tabs before blowing out, but throttle response was great. The 3x14x19 prop is not near enough on this hull. I pushed it to 5700rpm @ 34mph with LOTS of throttle left to give it. I also noticed this engine handles jack plate height MUCH better than the other engine did at lower speed. No noticeable ride height difference. I did run thru a very shallow creek (1.2 FT) on the depthfinder, churned some mud, and had much better thrust and command of the boat at full jack plate height. Very pleased with that.
  12. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Just looked at the aluminum prop on there now. It is a 14”.
  13. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Brad, luckily my shop is enclosed. No A/C though! I just open the doors on both ends and get a nice breeze flowing thru, and then hit it with the polisher. Makes for an envious shine when you park it next to the others at the sandbar! Engine is done.....
  14. HewesYourDaddy

    Help with Suzuki SMIS gauges.

    I’m still trying to feel my way through a few things on how I want to configure engine readout info. I’m really leaning towards a Suzuki SMIS gauge and networking it directly to the engine. Here is my question - the SMIS kit comes with an engine interface cable as well as NMEA2000 T-connectors. If I’m not networking any other electronics other than the SMIS gauges and engine together, is this all I need? Also, does this gauge get fuel level readings in the same fashion as the Yamaha digital gauges that I just removed?
  15. HewesYourDaddy

    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    This is the first time I’ve EVER had to try and prop a boat. Luckily, all of my previous boats had the correct set up when I got them. I did fall asleep on the couch with my laptop while looking up prop and gauge info though. I guess I “slept on it”.