Jump to content
captcrunch

1992 Hewes Bonefisher 16 Rehabilitation

Recommended Posts

The story starts in 1992 when I ordered my first Hewes from Central Florida Marine in Maitland, Florida.  The first Hewes was a built to order 1992 Hewes Redfisher 18.  What followed over the years since included Maverick, Pathfinder and the last of the lappy boats with a purchase of a 2001 Hewes Bonefisher 18 Kevlar series.  I tried to buy the last boat back....not a chance,   so I commenced a search for a classic Hewes lappy which ended during Thanksgiving weekend in Charleston, SC with the purchase of a 1992 Hewes Bonefisher 16 (family passed down from one generation to the next).  The rehabilitation started in late January 2017 with delivery of the boat minus rigging to Deno Marine in Tampa for fiberglass work, new fuel tank, console, prepping and painting.  Central Florida Marine in Maitland installed the new Yamaha 70, all new rigging, and new E Z Loader trailer.  Blue Point Fabrication in Titusville installed the new poling platform/seat back, console hand rail/seat back, and the floor rack for the cooler seat.  Paul at Central Florida Marine installed the new bimini top.  

 

Early January 2017 Ready for Deno Marine.

IMG_0559.jpg

 

Central Florida Marine Ready for Engine Install (June 2017).

IMG_0271.JPG

IMG_0267.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Rehabilitation October 2017.

IMG_2169.thumb.JPG.1106e74fcccafbd9f53594f63619fb4a.JPGIMG_6213.thumb.JPG.c2740095d91f0b7f96380b3c95a0bb2b.JPGIMG_1411.thumb.JPG.d4419f51023b27c4f483db81d1365793.JPG

 

 

View of Interior Port Live Well

IMG_0398.thumb.JPG.51751e0f64edce81f895d5f41c0d154d.JPGIMG_6233.thumb.JPG.675eedbf3ecd888fb085dc2507f8d8fb.JPG

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW.... the  3.5 inch diameter aluminum disc produced by Heiclaire.com  shown  is  installed over a former IMG_0313.thumb.JPG.b46eebeb2144b21ae42d2f8071db3253.JPG hole forward of the retractable bow cleat. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful boat!  just purchased this same boat (1993 hull) up in crystal river.  I think I’m gonna follow your lead and have Deno Boatworks help me restore my hull.

 

just curious, how does that 70hp Yamaha run on that boat?  What kind of speeds are you getting with it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like this motor.  Plenty of power for use.  Very efficient and light.

 

Suggest that you shop at least three places for fiberglass and painting.

Get a written quote with details of work to be completed and payment schedule.

Restoration is expensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I give most of the credit to Gordon and Rick at Central Florida Marine in Maitland, with great appreciation for the fine work by Blue Point Fabrication in Titusville.

Advise anyone to think and seek advice on whether to buff, paint or gel coat the boat.  Time and money.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/14/2017 at 1:54 PM, captcrunch said:

I like this motor.  Plenty of power for use.  Very efficient and light.

 

Suggest that you shop at least three places for fiberglass and painting.

Get a written quote with details of work to be completed and payment schedule.

Restoration is expensive.

Any chance you can message me and give me a few details of your experience with the folks at Deno?  My 93 bonefisher doesn’t need any fiberglass work (that I’m aware of) but I need wet sand and buffing, maybe some gel coat in different areas and I’m considering a new color.  Any info you can provide would be very helpful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×