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Post Posted: 05:54pm - Sep 29,14 
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just in 9-29
2015 Hewes craft 260 pacific explorer their top of the line largest boat
>self bailing rear deck
just about every option available from the factory
then it is going to take one to two months for us to put every thing else on it
come and have a look rare opportunity for the HEWSCRAFT Curious

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Post Posted: 06:35pm - Sep 30,14 
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Nice! The self bailing cockpit is the icing on the cake! When can we look at this boat? Is it gonna have the second helm option?

I fished with Doug McCallister on "Time Off"(his 26' Pacific cruiser) and it was awesome. We were doing 45mph and it was smooth as silk! Great fishing platform.

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Post Posted: 09:01pm - Sep 30,14 
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yes this one will have the optional second steering station with fly by wire throttle and shift controls
also optional sliding cabin door and transom door
with the new pair of twin 250 hp Honda motors should be considerably faster than any Hewscrafts we have rigged in the past
any and every one can come by to see it
we don't have it on the rite trailer yet just a temporary yard trailer we have to get it on the correct trailer and get the new motors installed before we can get back inside the shop for all the custom calumet marine rigging
this one might take as long as two months to get it all put together soon as its done sea trials and delivery soon after
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Post Posted: 05:23pm - Feb 23,15 
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The wait for the first two Honda IST motors on the great lakes is finally over rigging wont take long now still a little time to stop by and see the big dog
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Post Posted: 05:53pm - Feb 23,15 
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NICE RIG! :winker Looks durable!

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Post Posted: 06:05pm - Feb 23,15 
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That is some serious hardware. +10 on the WOW factor. :crazy

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Post Posted: 07:26pm - Feb 23,15 
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I wanna check this boat out. What do you think is the latest I will be able to do so?

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Post Posted: 09:18pm - Feb 23,15 
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that's not a boat, it's a tank!!!

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Post Posted: 08:30am - Feb 24,15 
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TyeeII wrote:
I wanna check this boat out. What do you think is the latest I will be able to do so?

more depends on the weather and winds
we are required to sea trial a Honda powered boat before delivering it
two weeks inside rigging left about two days out side for finish then a day of two after sea trials
i would say you should have a month or may be slightly more to come by and check it out
this ia a pacific explorer quite a bit larger than the pacific explorer (tie em off) you are talking about
rides like no other aluminum boat both the PE PC AK
Pacific Explorer ' Pacific Cruiser ' Alaskan
check out the full line of Hewes craft @ calumet marine .com
our boats are affordable rugged reliable and built to last a lifetime
16 - 26' pan fish to ocean fishing

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Post Posted: 08:49am - Feb 24,15 
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Would downriggers work with this rig?

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Post Posted: 09:23am - Feb 24,15 
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Ukie1 wrote:
Would downriggers work with this rig?

OH HECK YES !!
ABSOLUTELY!!
KING SEEKER JUST GOT THIS CAPTAINS LICENSE THIS YEAR IS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING ALL THE OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS COVERED TO BE ABLE TO DO CHARTERS OFF HIS 26' PACIFIC CRUISER
GREAT WAY TO SEE WHAT THESE BOATS ARE ALL ABOUT IF ANY ONE IS INTERESTED IN A CHARTER OUT OF EAST CHICAGO INDIANA
GIVE US A CALL
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Post Posted: 06:38am - Mar 14,15 
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GOT ABOUT A WEEK LEFT TO SEE THIS ONE BEFORE IT GETS DELIVERED TO THE EAST COAST
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO CHECK THIS OUT TIME IS NOW!
HARD TO BELIEVE WE STARTED WITH THIS
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Post Posted: 07:05am - Mar 27,15 
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tested -- tested again
and tested some more on the water
then delivered !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiquNOFtjs

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiquNOFtjs[/youtube]

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Post Posted: 09:17am - Mar 27,15 
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Wow, that boat really hauls. The twin Honda 250's look sweet.

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Post Posted: 07:19am - Mar 28,15 
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ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING FEATURE OF THIS RIG WAS THE IST CONTROL
IST = INTELLIGENT SHIFT AND THROTTLE
HIT THE SYNC BUTTON AND ONE HANDLE PERFECTLY BALANCE OF BOTH MOTOR RPMS.
HIT THE + BUTTON RPMS GO UP 100 RPMS THIIS GREAT FOR TROLLING

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Post Posted: 06:10pm - Mar 28,15 
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Question, in the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiquNOFtjs @ minute 1.26 it looks like the starboard engine is turned while the port engine is pointing forward. Are these engines tied together or are they independent to each other?

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Post Posted: 07:20am - Mar 30,15 
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N9Phil wrote:
Question, in the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiquNOFtjs @ minute 1.26 it looks like the starboard engine is turned while the port engine is pointing forward. Are these engines tied together or are they independent to each other?

tied together with a solid tie bar fixed adjustment steering with sea star out board steering cylinder
i see what you are talking about but i assure you it is a optical illusion possible caused by motors trimmed slightly different ?
but thanks for asking wish i could have taken every one for a ride in this beast even if you never buy one you certainly would have been talking about it for quite some time
cant wait to get to rigging this 19' hard top its not sold yet be a great demo boat and much more affordable for the average guy fishing lake Michigan
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Post Posted: 06:55am - Feb 15,18 
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At Calumet Marine custom rigging is why so many of the big heavy metal boats come from our shop


I am excited and proud to offer Thunder jet pilot house boats as out newest addition

Taking it yet another step up ! In quality and bang for the buck !
just a lot more options for the customer to choose from like pilot house boats from 23'30" and up
options are always cheaper if the factory will install them
choice of interior colors fit finish and paint second to none
calumet marine also takes motor options to another level offering the new G-2 from Evinrude with a amazing limited time offer of a 10 year warranty along with Honda Suzuki and mercury marine Image
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