Maverick Boat Company Hewes 16 Redfisher Specifications

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Dear New Boat Owner,
Welcome to the Hewes Family!
Thank you for choosing a Hewes boat to transport you to
your angling dreams. We believe the Hewes 16 Redfisher is the
best backcountry boat on the market, and we’re sure that you’ll
be completely satisfied with the unmatched performance, quality
and fishability of your new boat.
We value your input, not just at the time of the sale, but
throughout the entire boat ownership period, and we’ve taken
steps to allow you to share that information. Over the next year or
so, you will receive at least two questionnaires to fill out and
return.
Be sure to visit our website www.hewes.com to find
information on company events like our Owner’s Tournaments
and Corporate Calendar. You’ll find a wealth of information on our
Forum, where you can ask questions, get answers and join other
Hewes owners to discuss all applications of your boat. We’re
proud to have you as a member of the Hewes family!
Tight lines and screaming drags!
D. Scott Deal
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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TA BLE O F C O NTENTS
Maintenance and Cleaning..........................................................3
Engine Stop Switch......................................................................4
16 REDFISHER SPECIFICATIONS
Fuel / Water Separators...............................................................5
L.O.A...............................................................16’ 05”
Garboard Drain Plug....................................................................5
BEAM.................................................................7’02”
Gauges.........................................................................................6
DRAFT................................................................10”
Switch Panel................................................................................6
Boat Layout.................................................................................7
Ditty Bag.......................................................................................7
Backing Plate Locations...............................................................8
Trolling Motor/Wiring System.......................................................9
WEIGHT W/ ENGINE..............................1,685 LBS.
FUEL CAPACITY..........................................25 GAL.
MAX H.P........................................................115 HP
MAX CAPACITIES……....4 PERSONS OR 550 LBS
Ball Valve Operation...................................................................10
Bilge System...............................................................................11
Prop............................................................................................12
Fuel System................................................................................13
Self Bailing Cockpit.....................................................................14
Livewell System..........................................................................14
Wiring System/Breakers and Fuses...................................15 & 16
Battery Switch/Breaker Panel.....................................................17
Command Link
Gauges ......................................................................................18
Optional Trim Tabs......................................................................19
Warranty......................................................................................20
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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MAI NT E N A N C E AND C L E ANI NG
Maintenance
Hewes Boats advises owners that maintenance and repairs should be performed at an authorized Hewes dealer. The
following information is general in nature and should not be considered a repair manual or guidelines set forth by Maverick
Boat Company.
Cleaning
Each Hewes boat is constructed using the finest materials and components available. However, no material is immune to the
ravages of the saltwater environment. After each use, your boat should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water. A mild
detergent may also be used to remove any dirt, silt or stains. A light coat of lubricant on metal railing, screws and electrical
connections will help prevent electrolysis. The same holds true for your trailer.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
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ENG INE BREA K-IN
Engine Break-In Period
New engines require a period of break-in to allow the
surfaces of the moving parts to mate evenly. Different
engines require different break-in periods and methods.
For instructions on break in methods, refer to your
Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manual for the correct break-in
procedures and times for your model engines
Engine Stop Switch
If activated, the spring loaded engine stop switch will
automatically shut down the engine during emergency
situations to prevent uncontrolled or unattended
operation. Certain emergency conditions (e.g., turbulent
water, wakes, unanticipated movement) may impair a
person’s ability to operate the craft safely. The switch,
located on the helm, must have the safety lanyard
attached at its base. This activates the protective
shutdown circuitry.
Securely attach the other end of the lanyard to the
operator of the boat. If the operator moves, falls or is at
an unsafe distance from the steering wheel, tension on
the lanyard will pull it from the switch. When the lanyard is
removed, the engine stop switch is released and
automatic engine shutdown occurs.
Engine stop switch (above)
Engine Stop Switch
An engine stop switch system that is not used or does not function properly can cause death or serious injury.
DO NOT operate the boat if the engine stop switch system does not function properly. Go to a Hewes Dealer to
have this resolved immediately
The lanyard should be securely attached to the boat operator at all times that the
engine is on.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
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F U EL - WA TER S EP A RA TO R & D RA I N
Garboard Drain Plug
The garboard drain plug is the small metal plug located at
the lowest point on the hull, at the bottom of the transom
right above the keel. The drain has been designed so that
it can be loosened by hand while the hull is out of the
water for draining. This allows the plug to stay in contact
with the surrounding frame so you’ll never misplace or
lose it. You can completely remove the insert by pulling
back and continue turning in a counter clockwise motion.
It is manufactured with a rubber seal in place to ensure
you bilge is watertight. Always make sure before putting
the boat in the water that this plug is hand tightened
firmly. Excess water in the bilge may be an indication of a
problem with this plug or the automatic bilge pump. Refer
to page 11 of this Owner’s Manual for information on your
boats bilge system.
Fuel-Water Separator
Each boat is equipped with a fuel water separator to
ensure maximum performance and protect the outboard
engine from contaminated gasoline. The fuel separator
is a metal, cylindrical unit secured to the transom section
of your starboard aft rigging box.
The fuel separator can be checked by removing it from
the mounting bracket in the rigging locker and dumping it
into an approved waste collection device. If there
appears to be an excessive amount of water, the filter
component should be changed. See your authorized
Hewes dealer for replacement parts.
Fuel/Water Separator (above)
Maintenance Note
In addition, the fuel separator should be changed as part of routine maintenance at 20, 50 and 100 hour checks.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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S WITC H A N D IN S TRUM EN T
Switch Panel
The dual activation switches are set in a standard grid.
These switches can be flipped either up or down to control
different accessories. The accessories located directly
above a switch are activated when the switch is in the “Up”
position and the accessories located directly below the
switch are activated when the switch is flipped into the
“Down” position. For example, in the “Up” position the
second switch from the left will turn on the navigation lights,
but if in the “Down” position it will turn on the anchor lights.
The bilge switch is an on-demand switch to run your bilge
pump and is used as a backup in case the float switch in
your bilge pump becomes clogged.
Switch Panel
Gauges
The standard digital gauges include a Yamaha tachometer and a Yamaha speedometer. The tachometer has
several built in features including an engine temperature monitor, oil level monitor and engine trim indicator. The
speedometer includes a digital readout of the speed, an hour meter, trip meter and clock. For more information
on the specifics of your Yamaha
gauges, see your Yamaha
owner's manual.
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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BO AT L A Y OU T
Hewes 16 Redfisher
Your Redfisher is designed to create the maximum amount of storage capacity without affecting fishing ability. Livewells,
gasketed and guttered storage compartments and lockers are built to protect your gear from the elements.
Become familiar with the boat layout and features to take advantage of their special qualities. All Hewes boats are designed
by anglers, for anglers, to offer the best fishing features in the Bay Boat market. The Hewes superior layout offers handsfree fishability with the most storage and casting room available.
Fuel Fill
Poling Tower
Center Console
Gunnel Rod
Holders
Aft Storage
Cooler with Seat
Cushion (optional)
Livewell
Console Rod
Racks
Forward Storage/ Anchor
Hanger (optional)
Rigging Box
DITTY BAG
You should have received a cloth ditty bag with your new Hewes. Inside the ditty
bag are the following items:
1 Large Livewell Standpipe
1 Small Livewell Standpipe
1 1-1/2”Livewell Pacifier Plug
2 ignition keys and Emergency Kill Cord
1 Yamaha Engine Owner’s Manual
1 Engine Start Cord
1 Garboard Drain Plug
1 Gas Fill Key
2 Glove Box Keys
1 Yamaha
Various Product Manuals
2, 11/4 Cockpit drain plugs
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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BA C KI N G P L A T ES
Backing Plates
The diagram below shows all the screw-retention backing plates originally placed in the deck of the 16 Redfisher during
the construction process.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
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TRO LLING MO TO R WIRING S Y S TEM
Trolling Motor Wiring System
Your Hewes 16 Redfisher comes standard with a 24V trolling motor wiring system. A trolling motor mounting plate was
built into the bow of your Hewes during the manufacturing process. To attach a trolling motor, please go to your nearest
Hewes dealer. All trolling motors should be attached by drilling through the mounting plate with a 13/64” drill bit and 1/4”
tap and using 1/4” #20 machine screws. The plate is designed to accommodate the mounting patterns of all trolling motor
brands on the market currently. See below for trolling motor system with optional battery charger and wire routing.
Maverick Boat Company, Inc.
• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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BA LL V A L V E O P E R ATI ON
Ball Valves
Ball valves can be used to serve several purposes. They
allow seawater to enter the boat, in the case of livewells,
and they also act as a safeguard to stop water from
entering in case of part failure, and function as an
emergency shutoff. To tell which position a ball valve is in,
open or closed, look at the valve and determine the
direction of flow. When the ball valve handle is in the
same position as the direction of flow, the valve is in the
“OPEN” position. When the ball valve handle appears to
cross the direction of flow, the valve is in the “CLOSED”
position.
Water Flow
Redfisher Livewell Pump Assembly
The livewell pump assembly is composed of a scoop
strainer mounted to the bottom of the hull, a thru hull
fitting, ball valve assembly, and the pump. As you can
see, the ball valve assembly is in the “OPEN” position.
This is the correct position for the operation of the livewell
system.
THE LIVEWELL PUMP
ASSEMBLY IN THE “OPEN
POSITION
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BI L G E
Bilge
The bilge of your 16 Redfisher should always be checked after launch. A small amount of water in the bilge is normal for this
area of the boat. Large amounts of water or any signs of fuel or oil require immediate attention. Never pump fuel or oil
overboard while your boat is in the water.
Large quantities of water in the bilge may be an indication of a leak or that your bilge pump is jammed, broken or has blown
a 4 amp fuse. First check that your bilge pump is running. Turn the switch on and listen for the bilge pump to turn on. If the
bilge pump does not come on, check your fuse box to make sure the pump hasn’t blown a fuse. If the fuse is damaged,
replace it and turn the switch on again, listening for the bilge pump to come on.
The Bilge Pump is Mounted to ABS Plastic
If the fuse is in working order, make sure the pump is turned off, then unhook the bilge pump from its cradle by squeezing
the blue tabs on the sides of the pump and lifting. The entire bilge pump and wiring should release from the cradle. Check
the underside and impeller areas for miscellaneous items that might clog the pump.
Items such as monofilament, plastic, rocks and small clumps of debris can easily clog the impeller and prevent the bilge
pump from operating correctly. Should you find a clog, remove the item and turn the pump switch to the “on” position. If
the pump runs, turn the switch “off” and return the pump to its cradle.
If the fuse is working and the impeller is not clogged, the bilge pump is probably bad and needs to be replaced. See your
local Hewes dealer for bilge pump replacement.
If the bilge pump is working and pumping water, but the water level in the bilge does not go down, you likely have a leak
which requires immediate attention. Remove your boat from the water and see your local Hewes dealer to have the bilge
area inspected for possible leaks.
Fuel leaks also require immediate attention. Be sure to check for fuel leaks frequently and repair any problems
immediately. Any replacement of parts or repairs to the fuel system should be performed by a trained marine mechanic.
See your authorized Hewes dealer for parts and repair.
Use bilge cleaner products to remove any obvious stains. Consult your authorized Hewes dealer for recommended types
of bilge cleaners.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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P RO P S
Props
Prop selection on your Redfisher is determined by your local Hewes dealer but based on recommendations made by
Yamaha Marine to give your boat the maximum overall performance. Different prop designs may improve performance or
can be tailored to enhance specifics of boat and motor performance.
For instance, a prop with a smaller pitch will increase speed out of the hole (jumping onto plane) but will produce a
decreased overall speed compared to a prop with a larger pitch. Four bladed props may increase overall speed or allow
the boat to run shallower, and some props can decrease cavitation at high speeds. Your individual prop needs will
determine the prop design and size that best fits your performance requirements.
Always inspect the engine and prop prior to launching your boat. Key prop issues include tangled fishing line or other
types of debris, cracked blades or fluid leaking out of the seal. Look for fishing line tangled around the prop or lower unit
seal while the engine is off . Consult your Yamaha Owner’s Manual to address these issues.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
Florida 34946 • (772)-465-0631 or (888)-shallow • Fax: (772) 489-2168
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F U EL S Y S TEM
FUEL SYSTEM
Your Redfisher comes with a 25-gallon aluminum fuel cell stationed in the bow storage area. The fuel fill receptacle is on
the port gunwale forward of the console. There's also a recessed fuel overflow vent on the port side of the boat just below
the fuel receptacle.
We regularly pressure test each fuel system when it is
initially received at the factory and when it leaves the
factory as a component on a new boat. Should you
experience any fuel related problems or suspect
problems with the fuel system, immediately take your
boat to your local Hewes dealer.
CAUTION—Do not smoke while filling the tank. Be sure to turn off the engines and all electrical
equipment when fueling the boat to prevent accidental discharges of static electricity. Use only
the recommended gasoline (see Yamaha’s Owner’s Manual). Do not use fuels with alcohol or
alcohol related derivatives that can cause marine fuel system hoses to deteriorate.
FUEL SYSTEM DIAGRAM
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S ELF - B A ILIN G C O C KP IT & LIV EWELL
Self Bailing Cockpit
The cockpit on your Redfisher is designed to be self-bailing, so that all water that comes into the cockpit can
immediately flush out of the boat. This avoids holding standing water and allows the boat
to drain at all times, including while docked.
Water drains out of the cockpit through the two aft cockpit drains located at each of the
back corners of the cockpit. The drains run water directly out of the hullsides. No water is
drained into the bilge area. Included in the ditty bag are 2 1 1/4” plugs in the event that
you want to seal the cockpit from any water intrusion from the outside through these
drains.
The bilge is designed to drain any water entering the inside of the hull. Livewell and
cockpit drains are closed systems that flush water out of their respective thru hull drains.
All hoses are sealed and double clamped during construction. Continuous or periodic
running of the automatic bilge pump may be an indication of a hose leak or break in a
seal and should be investigated by your local Hewes dealer immediately.
Livewell System
The new and improved livewell system on the Redfisher keeps bait alive longer than any other system on the market. It has a dual
inflow system and a unique drain system that prevents dead zones and quickly expels any harmful chemicals (such as ammonia)
from the water.
The livewell system takes water through our exclusive Sea Chest system. With this
system, water enters the Sea Chest through a grate located at the bottom of the
boat.
The boat is shipped with the shut-off valve turned to the “off” position (at a 90-degree
angle). To start using your livewell, turn the shut-off valve counterclockwise so that it
is in line with the pipe to open the system to water flow. This shut-off valve is also in
place in case of the unlikely event of a leak while out on the water.
Your Redfisher comes with two standpipes and a pacifier-style drain plug to control
water levels inside the livewell. The smaller standpipe is for use with crustaceans like shrimp and crabs that prefer a lower water
level. The taller standpipe is for baitfish, and the drain plug is to hold water or seal the compartment. The standpipes should be
placed in the hole located in the starboard aft section of the livewell. Make sure that the standpipe is firmly secured before covering
the area with the plexiglass cover. Make sure that the plexiglass cover is arranged so that the bigger holes are at the bottom before
it is secured. Secure the cover by twisting the tabs located on both sides. On rare occasions, the livewell will not pump water even
though the switch is turned on, the system is open and the livewell pump is running. If that occurs, shift the throttle into reverse and
back the boat several feet to purge a possible air pocket in the system. If there appears to be a clog in the drain, remove the grate
and clear the top of the standpipe of any detritus.
Your boat might come with an optional recirculation system. This is a closed system that recycles the water already within the well.
This system is also controlled by a switch on the switch panel and allows the boat operator to operate the livewell without an
outside feed. This is ideal if you are transporting bait from different water extremes.
*--NOTE--Be sure to turn the shut-off valve to the 90-degree off position BEFORE unscrewing the filter cap (see
photo above). Failure to do so will result in outside water entering the bilge area.
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WIRIN G
Wiring
A wiring diagram of your Hewes has been included to help troubleshoot any electrical problems or add additional electronics
or electrical connections. We recommend you use a trained marine electrician for all electrical issues. All the grounds lead to
the ground terminal and then to the battery via a large diameter black wire.
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Always use the recommended breaker/fuse amp sizes. Oversizing or using larger breakers/fuses than required can lead to
electrical shorting and possible damage or destruction of the entire electrical system.
There are open slots on both the ground block and the breaker panel for additional electrical hook-ups. The accessory
switches should be used for any additional hook-ups to protect the entire electrical system. All additional electrical hook-ups
should be performed by a qualified marine electrician.
As a standard practice, we run pull cords forward and aft for any additional wiring needs. For your convenience and ease we
have included a nylon rigging string that runs through the rigging tubes and terminates in the bow. The nylon string will allow
you to easily run any additional wiring through the rigging tubes, thus protecting them from outside elements. We also run a
string aft to the rigging box.
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• 3207 Industrial 29th St. • Fort Pierce,
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BA T T E R Y S WI T C H /M AI N BR E AKE R
Battery Switch and Breaker Panel
The battery switch panel comes as standard equipment on the 16 Redfisher. Power from the battery to the battery switch is
protected with a 30 amp inline fuse.
On a single battery system, the battery is wired to the number 1 side of the switch.. On a multiple battery setup, one battery is
wired to the number one position while the second battery is wired to the number 2 side of the switch. The operator can
choose which battery to utilize by the selection on the switch. The only time the switch should be in the “1 & 2” position is if
one battery will not start the engine. Then, switch to “1 & 2” and have two batteries to start the engine. Once the engine is
started turn the switch back to the number one battery so that the engine alternator is once again charging that battery.
Battery Switch, Shown in the “Off” Position
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O P TI O N A L F EA TU RES
Command Link Gauges
Command Link gauges are an option for the 16 Redfisher and are an upgrade from the standard digital gauges. Command Link
gauges allow access to more information. Displays are user-selectable so you can choose the functions displayed on each
gauge and what order. Speed data can be displayed from a pitot tube, Triducer, or NMEA protocol GPS unit
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TRIM TA BS
Trim Tabs
Trim tabs are an option on the Hewes Redfisher. We use 9 X 12-inch Lenco electric trim tabs which can enhance the
boat’s performance. Because the tabs are electric, there is no hydraulic trim tab pump, thus eliminating the possibility
for fluid leaks as with other trim tab manufacturers.
Trim tabs allow the boat operator to get the maximum performance from the boat and are also great for balancing
weight in the boat and for lifting or lowering the hull to accommodate for different running situations.
Your port trim tab switch affects the port side of the boat, and the starboard switch will affect the starboard side,
although they are operating tabs on the opposite sides. For instance, lowering the port trim tab creates stern lift on the
port side, thus lowering the starboard bow. Raising the starboard trim tab lowers the stern on the starboard side and
lifts the port bow. Use the tabs to adjust the attitude of the boat so that it sits evenly and to raise or lower the bow to
control running performance.
Lightly tap the tabs with your fingers to allow the boat to adjust in response to the tabs without a dramatic change.
Once the bow has been lowered or raised to the point that the ride has been adjusted for comfort and safety, tapping
individual tabs can even improve the overall effects.
Pushing on the top of the switch (Down) will lower the trim tab and force the bow down, which is important for running
through heavy seas or a stiff chop. In most instances, both tabs should be lowered for an even bow down ride.
Pushing the bottom of the switch (Up) will raise the tabs and lift the bow out of the water for better running
performance. To achieve the best running performance with your Hewes, use the engine trim in conjunction with your
trim tabs to find the perfect amount of lift and a safe, comfortable ride.
In cases of severe weather or high winds, it is possible to use your trim tabs to lift the windward side of the boat to
avoid spray blowing back onto the passengers. Do this in conjunction with lowering the bow to improve the overall
ride.
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P O WER P O LES
Power Poles
Power Poles come as an option with the Hewes Redfisher and give the boat operator the ability to quickly and quietly
stop the boat while in shallow water. Whether you want to enjoy a view, or you’ve stumbled upon a group of tailing
redfish, the power pole will stop the boat quickly and easily. Please refer to the Power Pole owner’s manual for
operational and mechanical information. The Redfisher comes with a 6” aluminum backing plate on the transom of the
boat which is built into the boat at the factory and allow for the secure installation of a power pole. The backing plate
is equidistant from the trim and the hull side with the top just reaching the manufacturing number plate. Refer to the
diagram below for aluminum plate locations. If you want to install a Power Pole after your boat has left the factory,
please take your boat to your nearest Hewes dealer.
Aluminum Plate
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Warranty
Your relationship with your local Hewes dealer should never end with the
delivery of your new boat. Your local Hewes dealership is where you will
take your boat for service and repair, as well as to address any warranty
issues. Hewes is fortunate to have an outstanding dealer network selling
and servicing our boats. Our dealers are knowledgeable in service and
repairs for all our boat models and have extensive expertise
troubleshooting a wide range of boat related issues.
All warranty claims and repair issues should be addressed to your
local Hewes dealer. Through our dealer network, we should be able to
address and fix repair issues and have you back on the water in a timely
manner. A continued relationship with your local Hewes dealer will assure
the best service and parts available and will create a direct link from the
boat owner to the factory. Please consult your warranty contract for actual
warranty coverage.
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