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  1. Many years ago I had my heart set on finding a 21 Maverick MA. I looked and looked when I came across a 21 Redfisher that I could not turn down. I ended up buying that boat from a member here and absolutely loved it. I knew I might regret letting her go. She now belongs to another forum member here @mulligan and I moved into a 23 HPS. Well as luck would have it, I ended up finding this 2003 Carbon/Kevlar edition 21 Redfisher that needed some love. I have seen plenty of Carbon/Kevlar Mavericks over the years, but don't think I've ever seen a Carbon/Kevlar Redfisher. I decided to take a chance with the boat. I knew going into the project I probably wouldn't save any money, but the idea of building the boat out the way I want it from the bottom up was appealing to me. I'm very much a DIY guy and plan to do most everything myself. The biggest obstacle for me is finding time with a full time job & two kids at home under 5 years old. Thankfully I do have a nice garage, an experienced father to help and understanding neighbors who enjoy the sound of a grinder at 10pm! ha ha Anyways, I'm just in the beginning stages and wanted to start this thread to see if there was any ideas, tips, pointers that others could contribute with. I've already made a good amount of equipment purchases, but still have quite a bit more to buy. From my years in my previous 21 RF I know from the start that I want to modify the console & seating arrangements to get me slightly more elevated. My lower back is not a fan of sitting with my keester below my knees. I'm still at the drawing board, but considering either modifying the existing console to be slightly taller or if I should find another manufacturer console that might better suite my needs. I live in Southwest Florida where there's a boat builder every few miles, so there's often some good opportunity to find parts. I also want to be able to flush mount a 12" screen on the dash which will require extending the dash surface if I decide to use the stock console. I have plenty of ideas, but nothing in stone at this point. I've found a ton of useful information here on this forum & THT over the years and glad to have the insight of anyone who's been through the process before. I know @whichwaysup rebuild thread was helpful as well as @DC just did a resto job as well. My goal when it's finished is to have a beautiful, sleek, one of a kind 21 Redfisher. Plenty more to come, I'll update as I go along. Wish me luck. I added a picture of my parts List, green I've already purchased... red I still need if anyone has stuff laying around they need to get rid of. I'll add a few pictures of the boat as she sits now and update as I go along. Josh B.
  2. I just bought a 1971 bonefisher in ok condition, however it needs work and I would like to remove all the wood . I'm not sure how to go about this project and could use all the help I can get . I have some knowledge in fiberglass work , but have no idea how to remove and replace them . I've always loved Hewes boats and am so excited to finally own one Thank you for any and all help .
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