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  1. gnarlydog

    Is my OCD the issue or

    Just echoing what others have said, it has to be an aftermarket addition to allow access to the tank. And I'd assume the reason it's off center is because the prior owner placed it in a spot that gave him the most convenient/direct access to tank. Changing it to white (or color of seadek) would definitely help it blend in a bit.
  2. I have a 2000 Hewes Bonefisher that I rewired last year. You can use the fuel sender wire to fish new lines for your project. I was having the same issues --- fuel sender wire didn't want to give at all. Tried other (dumb) alternatives that didn't work out. Eventually just said screw it, tried pulling with all my force, and the wire feed up. Used that wire to run two thin ropes from console to bow to wire my trolling motor. Fuel sender wire terminal broke free from the wire in the process, but it never really worked anyways. Good luck!
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    99 Hewes Bonefisher 16 trolling motor setup

    Doesn't look like the OP has a seat built into the console (I'm assuming you do from the pic). Without the extra space provided by the seat, there's no way you're fitting more than one AMG/standard battery in an original console.
  4. Get a 24v. If you get a 12v, you'll be wishing for the 24v anytime you're going up current. The 12v will do the job but the 24v will do it better. I have a 12v setup on my 2000 Bonefisher 16'.
  5. Sounds like a great project, looking forward to seeing the final product. I rewired my hewes least year. Most of my materials were bought from the sites below -- good prices and quick shipping. Good luck and have fun! https://tinnedmarinewire.com/wire/ https://newwiremarine.com/
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    GPS Unit Wanted

    It's not a 7" unit, but I have a Garmin echomap chirp 44dv collecting dust in my garage. Feel free to pm me if interested.
  7. I did the same project on mine last year. There are many different products that'll get the job done. I used a fume free oven cleaner product on mine and it did a pretty good job on the stubborn spots.
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    Anchor Light

    Here's a link to their anchor lights. They have the puck style lights and folding lights. https://www.hellamarine.com/en/products/navigation-lamps/all-round-white-anchor/
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    99 Hewes Bonefisher 16 trolling motor setup

    I have the same boat but a 2000. I think the only option is to build a shelf. Not enough room to fit two batteries under the console. I ended up just sticking with a 12v setup with the trolling motor battery under the console. But it would be nice to have a little extra juice with a 24v setup.
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    TM Batteries Location - Bonefisher

    Yeah I was debating the lithium option as well but that's a lot of $$$. Think I'll just stick with my existing 12v setup. Gets the job done the majority of the time.
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    TM Batteries Location - Bonefisher

    Hey guys -- I have a 2000 Bonefisher 16 and currently have my TM wiring setup for a 12v system with the one battery under the console. I'm in the market for a new TM and am considering going to a 24v system. For those of you with similar setups, how did you mount both batteries in your front hatch? Did you install a shelf? Both batteries won't fit under my console. I'd like the added power, but I'd need to figure out an easy/secure way to mount them up front.
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    Hewes with F300!

    Some tease photos of the "smaller" model on their Instagram.
  13. I own a Riptide model so I don't have any experience using a freshwater model in salt, but the info below comes directly from their website: We designed a special line of motors for use in salt or brackish water. The Minn Kota Riptide trolling motors have a number of "saltwater-engineered" enhancements, including stainless steel hardware, sealed electrical connections and an advanced painting process for improved corrosion protection. Using any of our standard Minn Kota motors in saltwater may dramatically reduce the life of the motor and voids the manufacturer's warranty. To extend the life of your Minn Kota Riptide saltwater trolling motor, thoroughly rinse the motor with freshwater after every use in saltwater and store indoors. Never leave the motor submerged in saltwater when the boat is moored. https://www.minnkotamotors.com/support/faqs/can-my-freshwater-minn-kota-trolling-motor-be-used-saltwater
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    After about 30 minutes of pushing and pulling, pulled out about 20 feet of wire connected to nothing. Tomorrow will be troubleshooting why one of my tabs aren't working, which will hopefully just be a butt connector. Then on to the new amp and speakers install.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Thanks for the info guys. I have a starting battery and a battery dedicated to my trolling motor. Engine cables are connected directly to the starting battery and battery switch. Only wires on my TM battery are from the TM. These junction posts don't appear to have any power going to them, but I'll take your advice and disconnect them to be safe. I'm interested to see what's on the other end!
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Random question. About half way through the project. While troubleshooting my trim tabs, I came across these connections. I had previously assumed they were related to the tabs, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Any idea what these wires/posts are for? I don't think the wires are running to the console. Heavy guage. Just curious before I start pulling on stuff I shouldn't.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    https://newwiremarine.com/product/heat-shrink-label/
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Printed labels that say Nav, GPS, Trim, etc that you can shrink wrap on the wire. I'm using duplex wiring, not color coded, so the labels will allow for easy identification. They sell them for 0.75 each. Only a few bucks for all of my accessories and it'll provide a nice clean look.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    I ran 10 gauge to the fuse block and 14 gauge for all my lights (nav, anchor, courtesy). I bought a three wire bilge cable, which was also 14 gauge. Left my tabs with original wiring for now. I bought most of the wiring, terminals, shrink wrap from tinnedmarinewire.com. I bought switches, switch plate and heat shrink labels from newwiremarine.com. I bought the fuse block, courtesy lights, anchor light and crimping tool (Titan 11955 - works great) from Amazon. Have most of the new wiring ran, just waiting on some some additional supplies to arrive this week before I can start connecting.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Thanks for the info! For some reason I was only thinking about having the lights under the gunnels, but putting them on the console is such a simpler task. I'll definitely go this route, your lights look great.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    So the wires running from my under gunnel lights / courtesy lights didn't want to budge. Tried pulling from both the light end and the switch end and nothing was giving at all. Tried for a solid hour and nothing. Put a little extra force in it and they broke. They never worked since I had the boat, so I won't miss them. But running the wire from the existing location (though a hole in the gunnel) is a no go. Have any of you guys installed completely new courtesy lights/wire or ran the wires in a new location? If so, how'd you do it? If it's simple enough, I'd like to add them.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Below is an image of the rewire plan. Found a similar diagram on the web and modified it for my project. I'm leaning towards using duplex wiring and labels. What size fuse are you guys running from your battery switch to fuse panel? I had a 20A on mine, but that seemed low based on other posts I've read.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Thanks for the info, if they are open I'll check them out. Hardest part might be pulling some of these wires. I think they are running to the gunnel lights but neither the positive nor ground wires want to budge. Patience and beer. One I lack and the other I have plenty of.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Thanks guys. I'm located in South Dade (Palmetto Bay). I'll provide updates so the project moves forward.
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    Rewire Project - '00 Hewes Bonefisher

    Well with all the parks and marinas closed in South FL, I figured now is the time to tackle a much needed rewire project on my 2000 Hewes Bonefisher 16. I've read dozens of rewire threads on various forums and feel as prepared as I'll ever be. I'm somewhat of a novice when it comes to electrical, so any additional advice is welcome. My set up is simple -- starting battery, battery switch, trim tabs, bilge, nav lights, under gunnel lights, GPS, stereo. 1) Any tips on rewiring the under gunnel lighting? These have never worked since I've owned the boat. I believe the wires were ran through small holes below where the lights were installed. Should I be able to tie a small rope on the terminal end of the wire and fish them out from the light end? If that fails are there any somewhat easy alternatives? 2) Should I spend the time rewiring the trim tabs? The port side tab seems incredibly challenging to get to from inside the boat. No idea how I could reach it, but figured I'd ask. Haven't had any issues with the tabs. 3) Any opinions on buying new new Yamaha wiring harnesses for the gauges/trim? Haven't had any electrical issues with the gauges or trim/tilt, but if I'm rewiring most everything else, figured now might be the time. 4) what's the best way to add/wire a new fold down anchor light? Where do you run the wires? I'm planning on buying ratchet crimpers (anchor single crimpers seem to have good reviews), anchor wiring and heat shrink terminals, liquid electrical tape, dielectric grease. Blue Sea Systems fue block with bus (12 circuits in case I want to add anything in the future). Any other tips/suggestions? I'll post up a wiring diagram soon of the initial plan.
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