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Hewes 20' Light Tackle Dreamboat Build

bigsnook35bigsnook35 Posts: 16 Greenhorn
I am in the process of rebuilding a 1996 Hewes 20' Light Tackle into my dream flats boat. I am doing this with my father and some help from friends when we can't figure it out. It has been ongoing for a few months now. But it is slowly coming towards the end of the build. Hoping a month or two longer and it will be finished. The boat will be used in the west central area of Florida. Mostly Tampa bay and off of the Anclote river near Tarpon Springs. With hopefully a lobster trip to the keys each year.

The build list:
1996 Hewes 20' Light Tackle
2001 Mercury 225hp Optimax
Minn Kota 80lb iPilot
Lowrance 9" HDS Touch GPS/Structurescan
Dual Power-Pole 8' Blades
Bob's 6" Hydraulic Jack Plate
White Line-x complete cap and inside of all hatches
Vinyl Wrap on the side until repaint or regelcoat
All metal work black Line-x
All new wiring, switches, and accessories
All new pumps, hoses, and thru hulls
Rockford Fosgate stereo and amp
Trailer completely rebuilt
Black Line-x keel guard


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