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<p>well here it is....again! you know i love showing off the machine. cool addition to the site! thanks for making it 10yrs and older! i just barely made the cut!</p>

<p>when i was a kid living in florida, i wanted a hewes the first time i saw one. finally got mine last year!</p>

<p>i love that first photo....gives an idea of how shallow this thing floats!</p>

<p>not very fast, but runs in well under a foot of water. my 10 yr old boat is better than most of the new junk out there.</p>

<p>behold!</p>

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<p>one of the things i like about this boat, is how many people stop me and want to talk about how sweet a machine it is. never fails. every time i stop to put gas in the boat or the vehicle, someone always walks over to check it out, and say a few nice things about what a clean boat it is. i tell them not bad for a ten year old boat, and the can't believe it is that old. </p>

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<p>Squid,</p>

<p>I told ya once & I'll tell ya again. I love your boat <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/alert.gif.6c322635923b1a7e9d13d1c4b1080584.gif" alt="!!!" /></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" cl***="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="miketoyo" data-cite="miketoyo" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="13" data-ipsquote-contentcl***="forums_Topic"><div>Squid,<p>I told ya once & I'll tell ya again. I love your boat <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/alert.gif.6c322635923b1a7e9d13d1c4b1080584.gif" alt="!!!" /></p>

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<p>Me too! Sweet ride! Post some more Squid!</p>

<p>Ben</p>

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<p>Squid, </p>

<p>Are those fishing lights on your trim tab covers? How about posting better pics <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/wink.png" alt=";)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/wink@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /><img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/wink.png" alt=";)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/wink@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p>

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<p>you want em, you got em! running out of ones no one has seen! better get back down to the coast, asap!</p>

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<p>thp, if you are talking about those black dots, they are just a grommet. i don't know what they are for exactly, maybe to relieve air pressure in the trim tab well or something, i dunno. i have seen one without the grommets also. any ideas? it can't be to lube the trim tab i don't think. </p>

<p>for some reason, my photos get optimized...to see a higher res version, just click on the photo. i need to get some running shots. i would like to find a way to show how skinny she runs.</p>

<p>thanks for the kind words, guys. i have enjoyed this boat, for sure, and hope to keep it in the family for many years to come. i sure looked hard at a new tailfisher, but this larger machine suits our fishing so much better. there are always compromises, but this old boat covers a lot of bases!</p>

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<p>Squid,</p>

<p>1st of all, you've got one sweet rig here. I really like the clean uncluttered look. Where did you purchase the dive platform. I just bought a 16 ft. bayfisher and I want to install one for getting in and out when wade fishing. </p>

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thanks alot. i really like it, too! worked on it this weekend. fixed a bent hinge and put on a 10micron fuel fiter/water separator.

i sent you a pm...

if i can find the photos of the platform, i will post them here.

it works great. great design, simple.

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heheeh, thanks! i get asked that a lot!

the brochure says it will run in 6" and float in 8"

that sounds about right with just me, with gear and ice in the front, and trimmed right.

this was without the tabs working. i think now it will run shallower than that! i keep it light. just rods and tackle, and a few snacks. and ice, and the bait net, trolling motor, and anchor.....

well, you get the idea. could probably gain a bit more without all that junk!

it's a slow hewes. only getting up to around 38-39mph on the best days. had a 30ft grady white go around me like i was sitting still once, i was wide open! but with the 4 blade prop, you can creeep on plane, i haven't tested it yet with the tabs working, but i know it will stay on plane at 15mph. for a 19ft boat, it works great! doesn't seem to lose too much draft with a buddy, or two even. the hull works well, i think, great for our type of fishing....get out of the p***, however, and things change! it is a tunnel, right?

it's kinda fun having a hewes, and a fairly uncommon one at that. everyone just loves this boat! i remember how my dad and sister totally flipped out when i brought this thing home. i am working to make it 'perfect' but i have further to go.

i have an uncle that just left okeechobee to move back to mississippi. that's a cool place. almost perfect location for fishing anywhere in so. fla. i saw things around there i have never seen anywhere else!

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on another note.....

there might not be another hewes as photographed as this one....i do a lot of photography, so it is just natural to have the canon with the dive housing on the boat! can you imagine what will happen if i ever get a new redfish 21?

however, the new baby in our family just surp***ed the boat photo total count! she's 5 weeks old, and i've had the hewes since labor day!

can't wait to get some shots of the two together! i tried to get some photos of her holding my fly rod, but mom caught me in the act.

more on that later!

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here are some photos of the dive platform for ya, morales. let me know if you can't get to them.

as you can see, that small hoop on the fold down step keeps it from swinging under the platform when you step on it. very well thought out design. folds up and bungees when on the road or underway.

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Thanks for the pics squid. I just brought home my (new to me) 98 16' Hewes Bayfisher and she's in need of a swim platform. I'm definately going to have a local aluminum welding shop put something together for her. Thanks for the pics. They're a big help.

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Sorry to hijack Squid - love your boat btw - but do you know if swim platforms are possible with the external trim tabs? I really like how yours is set up. Thanks.

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ooooooo

niceeee!

what a freekin steal, you @#$%^^#$%#$@#!

if you ever decide to come up my way (san luis p***, east gorda, or even poc) let me know, let's do a 'lapstrake invasion'! i would be glad to show you all of the places where i can't seem to catch fish! i bet it will float more shallow than you think with the light engine. give us a full report asap.

nice boat! keep the photos coming! very cool forum here, lots of helpful folks with plenty of 'been there, done that' information.

by the way, do not forget the texas funament around the end of september (has the 22nd been chosen as official?). check the 'funament events' tab. i plan to bring a team of not-so-serious jerkbaits with me to this sure-to-be-fun gig. maybe we see you there?

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I'm going to take you up on that lapstrake invasion in POC. I'll let you know when I'll be making a run to POC, hopefully we can hook up. I fished POC last year from my Dargel Skooter and I caught a couple of reds and 3 big Jacks. I can't wait to get the Hewes engaged.....

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