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  1. Push pole holders question

    The one from the factory uses the same clip butts base is raised about 1/2 inch as you can see in pics. The mid and aft ones are the ones we had installed later on and are flush. I need to remove the factory ones base and just make it flush. My son stubbed his toe on it last week and almost fell in.
  2. Cleaning non-skid

    Our new 18 Hewes has some fine dirt imbedded in the fine sandy type non-skid on our boat. I don't want to damage the nonskid but I'd like to get it looking like new gain. Of course the top side made the same way. Any recs on ways you guys get her back to new with damaging the nonskid? Thanks!
  3. Push pole holders question

    Just had the recessed installed and they are sweet!
  4. New 18 Redfisher battery question

    Thanks guys I added the wire today and she works great, thanks!
  5. redfisher 18 backrest

    I have an 2017 18 RF that came with factory backrest that just doesn't quite tighten down no matter how tight you tighten down the knobs. I had seen birsalls design so I went to Bobby and asked how to get it tight. Turns out it wasn't his. It has gotten a little better but just has this loose, dare I say cheap feel to it? I was thinking of adding some washers or flex padding in the base to really get it tight. I'm also afraid of stripping the base threads and then I'm really screwed, pun intended.
  6. Push pole holders question

    We are about to install two Accon recessed pole holders. The same kind came installed forward. The middle one has plenty of room under the gunnel. My question is does the rf 18 have enough clearance and free of obstructions like wiring ect under the starboard aft gunnel.? The rear hatch is sealed and there is no way to really see under there. I am going to try to shine a light through the small holes used for under gunnel rod storage but I figured the guys that built the boat would have a definitive answer on this so we can proceed accordingly. Thanks!
  7. Push pole holders question

    I ordered two additional recessed holders. From what I gather is you offset the holders in the gunnel to put a slight bend in the push pole to hold it in place with the middle holder hook facing the opposite of the first and last clips. They have a simple utube video on installation however I think I'll let an expert install as a mistake would be very very bad. Thanks!
  8. Push pole holders question

    Awesome I'm going to order two more tomorrow. I have a hybrid stiffy push pole. Thanks for the advice!
  9. Push pole holders question

    Just purchased a new 18 and ordered push pole holders. It came from factory with one recessed holder up front and two plastic holders where we have to mount rigid plastic holders where we want them. I never have even used a push pole never mind mounted one but before I mount these two rigid ones I was wondering if it would be beneficial to mount additional recessed mounted holders instead. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  10. New 18 Redfisher battery question

    I just purchased a new 18 and I'm not sure if the factory rigs the batteries where the battery switch can be used in tandem with the trolling motor batteries to start the engine in case the cranking battery is dead. My dealer didn't think so and I'm not sure but why else put in a battery switch with off/1 or 2 switch possibilities? Anyone know how it's rigged from factory? Thanks!
  11. Ordered from boatcoversdirect which is made by carver so will see how it goes, thanks for advice!
  12. Yep just got quoted $65 a foot. Anyone ever try those online semi-custom covers that are half price. They use sunbrella too.
  13. I'm looking to get a full cover for a 2017 18 redfisher. If the canvass guy has the pattern it can be a lot cheaper as local guy wanted 2k for sunbrella. Thanks!
  14. I'm trying to figure out best combination for a 18 Hewes with 150hp. Can anyone tell me the what the benefits are of the standard Yamaha blades versus a higher performance Yamaha 3 or 4 blade. If I get the boat we are two 250lbers so that might figure into it as well. I always thought a three was for speed and a four was for hole shot but not sure on this boat and hp. Thanks!
  15. 2017 18' Hewes Redfisher/Yamaha F115

    Still available?