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Old 08-26-2018, 06:51 AM
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"1997 Sea Vee 18 Flats pro series one of 8 ever built this is hull #4 Totally restored by Tight Lines Marine. The boat is rigged with a Yamaha 175 SHO Vmax with full warranty's all the Yamaha gauges are integrated threw the Garmin electronics along with the JL audio stereo system. The two 8ft power poles will proved excellent anchorage while at your favorite fishing spot or hanging out at your locale sandbar. The vessel also is equipped with a 10 gallon freshwater tank, Custom lighting threw out and under water and the brand new aluminum trailer was custom fitted to the boat. Please contact us for more information." (https://panamacity.craigslist.org/bo...676804242.html)

Saw this ad on CL and was intrigued by this Hewes copy. Only 8 built? Did they get sued?

Layout looks great except being overpowered (squatty). Did a little research and apparently a company called VTech bought the molds but they disappeared.

Were these the original Hewes molds? Pics of the VTech had the tank under deck and self bailing cockpit. Looked great.
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Looks like a hewes with seavee slapped on the sides. That seems like a crazy price for a 1997. Its not like your buying a collector car.
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I wanna say the starting price on the rig was like $56,000 a few months back. Maybe that's too high, but I remember thinking how outrageous it was.
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I agree that price is way up there. I wish the pics were better and the Ad gave more details of the restoration.

Curious about what happened with this boat/mold...
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No way, no how. Buy a Hewes Lappy and be done with it.

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That looks more like a Hoog than a lappy.
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They took a perfectly good shallow water boat and made it, not a shallow water boat, with all of that motor.
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Looks like this boat is still for sale. Too much horsepower? Whats wrong with it?
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Originally Posted by cavitating View Post
Looks like this boat is still for sale. Too much horsepower? Whats wrong with it?
Wondering the same, that 175 is huge looking on that hull.
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Jack plate in the down most position and the motor is basically touching the polling platform.
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Vtech also bought the molds for my boat and called it the 26' Scorpion. It's like a Whitewater, Bluewater and Seacraft had an orgy and this is what came out.

That's all I got for ya.
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Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
Jack plate in the down most position and the motor is basically touching the polling platform.
How do you drop the lower on it?? Doesn't even look like you could trim it up far enough.

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