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Beautiful Boat! One day I will be able to afford something that nice!
It's going to be the longest winter of your life.
Is that the 240 or the 260? The 240 PE is on my hope I can save enough for it someday list....
Dewey's told me at the sport show at north mall that Hewes doesn't make the 240 in PE only PC.....
Please elaborate on your build options and how you are going to outfit her. Maybe I can live a little vicariously!
Yup I feel your pain ,I at least got to spend a couple hours on the lake before I had to winterize.
AK6pack, I envy your boat, but not your wait! Have fun getting her ready this winter!
First things first. Pick up an EPSAR D4 and get it fired up. That will make your winter much more enjoyable while you are hanging out admiring the new toy.
BOATLESS for now......
Heavy Hitter Fishing
Of course the D4!
Trim tabs too. Will never have another ocean boat without em.
What kind of radar and gps,sounder are you going with. Nice boat .
Do I give my friends advice? Jesus, no. They wouldn't take advice from me. Nobody should take advice from me. I haven't got a clue about anything..
26 PC ET Got the 156 gallon tank, rear hydraulic steering station-probably going to change up to run the kicker. Plan on the D4 install. Garmin 4212 with HD 18 radar.
Probably have lots of hours sitting in the boat making boat noises and casting the dog toy tied to my rod across the yard.
Electra Dyne pot hauler ??? Nice boat by the way.
Alaska Shrimp Pots
Rigid & Folding Shrimp & Crab Pots
Electra Dyne Pot Haulers
Ropes, Buoys, Bait
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What a Beaut!! Like the color choice too, same as my '07 Alaskan 26' Actually, I think it is better to have the boat now, with time to contemplate, rig, and check it over...get it when the water in open and it is easy and normal to just get out there. So in addition to adding gear, you need to check what is there. I don't know what Hewes is doing now, but when I bought my new boat, the first thing that was a problem was the washdown hose kept running in spurts when turned on but not being used. What causes it was a cheapo nylon fitting to the hose connection, that barely made it through the transom wall, so it leaked. Tried to tighten, and with only 2-3 threads available, it popped off. Replaced that plastic with a good brass fitting, problem solved. If you are trying this out now, re to drain the washdown hose so it doesn't freeze up, another rookie mistake I made.
They give you extra boat keys...the door key is soft brass and easy to break if you let someone else use it, the doors fit well but that can make the lock tight unless you push in on the door a little. Only Hewes can replace the keys, I found out, so call and order some more if you only have two door keys.
Last thing: check ALL of the electrical connections. Some may be barely tightened and will jiggle loose and cause all kinds of problems. I replaced many of the auto type, bare connectors within the transom with marine grade shrinking connectors, as the bare ones began to corrode after a couple of years, not where the connector and nut are, but where the wire goes into the connector. A dab of dielectric grease on these connections now may help them last much longer.
Sure like the look of that boat...and that swing-down swim step, makes it easy to access when on the trailer, and hopefully you won't have to use it to get back in the boat on the water if you fall in...however, there are a few AK crazies on the forum, like Spoiled One, that jumps in PWS every summer, and even teaches his children and guests to do this Is that step standard or and option?
Can't see your motors, at least 150's I hope! And...think hard about that pot-puller! I use my bow windlass to pull pots, but you don't have that option without a lot of pulleys going to the stern deck. If I had the bucks, it would be a no-brainer to get that electradyne and a nice swing-away davit!
Can't wait to get over there and drool on it!