I finally did it... Bought a boat!!

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by ILHG, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    well, I finally did it... I bought a boat! After months of searching and learning I found my boat & bought it. Folks on this forum taught me a lot and prevented me from making mistakes. (Shout out to Franko for taking a lot of time to answer my questions)

    I picked up a 2017 Hewescraft Searunner ET ST. I upsized the motor with a 150 HP Yammy. (Pics show the 115 HP they originally had on it). Ideally I would prefer a Evinrude G2, but economics won't allow it with amount of credit given for removing the Yammy. I. Ought the boat at Sherwood marine and got a sweet deal on it. (Boat show pricing). No one else could touch the cost. It was one of the times buying in Canada was the best price.

    I can't wait to equip it & now my focus is on electronics and accessories.

    I am beyond excited to have my dream boat! I will be pulling it up to Haida Gwaii this summer for 2 weeks.
     

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  2. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, god I love that new boat smell
     
  3. ChilliSpoons

    ChilliSpoons Active Member

    Congrats, that’s a beauty boat.

    Time to get some fresh fish smell on her.
     
  4. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Well done!

    And Congrats on finding a deal locally.

    I've fished two similar Hewes belonging to forum members and have done Very Well Indeed it seems that brand is built right so has few if any issues.
     
  5. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    Great looking boat! Now comes the fun part of outfitting it. Drilling holes in a new boat is always tough. :(
     
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  6. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    Our steering wheels are the same. You have a better everything else!
    Congrats :)
     
  7. blindmonkey

    blindmonkey Active Member

    Wow, very nice!
     
  8. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Nice rig!
    I am not sure what's better - the boat or TWO weeks in Haida Gwaii... awesome.
     
  9. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

  10. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys! I was very excited to share it with you all.
     
  11. paguy

    paguy Active Member

    Great boat, Your going to love it. I've been running my hewes from neah bay to Canada and port angeles for three years now and couldn't be happier.
     
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  12. NDT

    NDT Member

    Sweet ride. I've been looking at the sea runner as well, really like them. enjoy your new boat!
     
  13. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    very nice slaying machine you have there im sure in haida gwaii itll perform well! hopefully get a slab or 2 on the deck
     
  14. ronj

    ronj Active Member

    Your gonna love that boat! I have the Searunner 210.... and have not EVER had a better boat for the chuck! Handles so well. You do sit lower than a typical cuddy and when you look at the length of the pod.. you sit Waaaaay forward.... that took a little getting used to... but once you are used to it.... nothing better. Its scary the first couple times waves come over the nose and fill the bow... but not a big deal either with the huge drains up front... it will handle more than you can I am sure..... congrats!
     
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  15. Jeffzee

    Jeffzee Member

    Wow, that looks amazing! Looks like a perfect layout to me.
    Enjoy it!
     
  16. Franko Manini

    Franko Manini Well-Known Member

    What a nice boat! I'm sure you'll be very pleased. You'll be happy you held off and got the extended transom. These are great boats. Durable, well handling, and seaworthy. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    Best of luck with your new ride!

    F
     
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  17. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Great ride. Well played, upping the HP.
     
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  18. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Right on & thanks guys! I have been chatting with @Waterwolf2230 about pimping my boat. Helping me come up with some ideas. I just don't want to be the one to drill a hole in it......
     
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  19. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Congrats! Your family will enjoy it as much as you do...
     
  20. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Gents, I ha e never bought boat insurance before. Any recommendations?

    What do you think a boat like mine would cost to insure?
     

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