New owner

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Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:29 am
Name: Jared Green
Vessel: sea runner

New owner

Unread post by fishslayer »

Hello Hewescraft owners ! Yes I can finally say that I am a Hewescraft owner myself after drooling for 20 years to own one. I recently purchased a 2010 searunner 18 ft ET soft top. It is powered with a 2013 Mer 150 4 stroke along side a 2017 9.9 hp kicker. 137hrs and 10hrs on the motors. Now the disappointing info. The gentleman that owned it loved beer more than the boat and neglected all aspects of proper maint. with exception of the motors which seem well kept and run great ( called his mechanic). with that the trailer brakes were never adjusted and did not work and after driving home 500 miles home it was time to put her on the water.....I did not make it to the water as the fulton swing tongue sheared the bolt and swung up along the guard rail. I was coming to a stop at an intersection thank god and it swung away from oncoming traffic. no damage to boat minor damage to truck and trailer. Lesson learned...No matter how excited you are for your "new to you boat" never take the previous owner at his word everything is in top shape especially when you arrive to pick up the merchandise and he is drinking a tall boy at 9am. Finally made efficient repairs to the trailer and put her on the water...Everything I dreamed of and more. It is now time for some TLC and I will start asking advice in my next post.

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Unread post by RFT »

Shitty way to start your adventure in the new boat. Glad no one was hurt when the swing tongue bolt sheered.
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Unread post by SilverFox »

Welcome aboard and I'm glad you and the boat survived the hinge pin debacle, that had to be a serious pucker moment. :eyepopping:
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Unread post by Jim Dandy »

Welcome to the forum Jared, sounds like you dodged a bullet there. I've had 2 blow outs on the trailer but nothing like that. Good on you keeping control of your rig.
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Unread post by Shooter »

Welcome home! :applause:
Lota good people here and full of knowledge.
It is a horrible feeling to see your boat (baby) out your side window. :cry:
I went into a full circle spin on black ice once Came out ok and proceeded to the river but YES a "BIG PUCKER MOMENT"!!!
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!

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Unread post by Nate »

Congratulations on your new to you boat.
Good to hear only minor damage. Sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
Lots of very knowledgeable individuals here, me not so much. There’s a ton of great info buried in some of these threads, if you can’t find what your looking for, ask away, lots of helpful people with good advice.
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Unread post by SeaDawg »

Welcome to the forum and glad to hear that you had no major damage or injuries..... Just curios if it was the pivot pin or the locking pin that sheared off?
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Unread post by the.dude »

That's a pretty fun way to get a close look at the boat. I was a bit disappointed with the swing tongue when I picked up my boat. My buddy has a Ranger with an EZ Loader trailer and the swing tongue on that trailer has a friction ramp the tongue extension rides up on when putting it into place. It's a much better and sturdier design than the simple two halves with a pin in it that my trailer uses.

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Unread post by schaeway »

Glad to have you here and congratulations on your boat!

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Unread post by myboat@i »

Congrats Jared on your new boat have had ours for 9 years and still drool lol, When it comes to hauling or the boating part everything should work as it is supposed to. :reeling:

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