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  • 1978 Mako 25__CC and trailer for sale

    Boat and trailer no longer for sale, 11/7/17.

    Below is the listing of my old friend. I bought this boat in 1995. The boat is kept indoors from October through May and in the water the remainder of the year. She has never been struck or suffered hull damage that I am aware of and a visual inspection will testify to that. The gel coat is original and shows a few minor gaff dings. The interior gel coats are original and in very good shape. The floor boards do not show soft spots except for one spot on the removable deck panel behind the console.

    The engines have been well maintained and have 2,100 hrs on them. It is time to re-power, and since I am 77 yrs old, I am not going to make the investment. If I were younger I would...

    1978 Mako 25 Center Console

    2003 Johnson four stroke 140 HP outboards (Suzuki DF140s)

    NorthStar GPS, Furuno radar, JRC color fish finder, Raytheon VHF, Stereo

    Tee top with front and side curtains

    Leaning post with rocket launcher

    Lee 15' Outriggers

    Enclosed rod racks under the gunnels

    Cushions, PDFs, flares, safety equipment, and anchors

    Wash down system, bait well aerator

    Compartments for cut bait, live bait, tackle trays, iced fish, personal storage, PDFs, anchors, and lines

    EZ LOADER TRAILER

    1989 5,000 Lb. Tandem axle trailer with Power winch

    Electric over Hydraulic brake system

    Stainless Steel Disc Brakes

    16" galvanized wheels with good tires

    Must be seen to be appreciated. $15,000

    Sea trial available with 10% deposit

    The boat is located in White Hall, MD

    Contact Joe @ 443-600-1126

    Or Email [email protected]

    Additional photos are available on the Cloud. Email me for a link.


    Ole Joe
    Just floundering around
    White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
    1978 Mako 25

  • #2
    Email sent
    Home Port: Gulfport, MS[br]Past Boats:[br]-1983 254 Mako(Best Ride) Sold[br]-2003 282 Mako ( 2nd Best Ride) Sold[br]-1992 261B (Best Looking) Sold[br]-2004 24 Cape Horn (Fastest)Sold[br]-1999 27 World Cat Sold[br]-1995 16 Cape Horn Sold[br]-1985 238 Walkaround Mako Sold[br]-1999 26 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-1997 21 Sea Cat Sold[br]-1996 22 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-2003 330TE World Cat Sold[br]-2006 230 World Cat Sold[br]-2003 24 Cape Horn sold[br]-2002 266SF World Cat sold[br]-2017 31T Cape Horn current boat[br]-2003 18 Cape Horn Bay Series current boat

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    • #3
      Original fuel tanks?
      Home Port: Gulfport, MS[br]Past Boats:[br]-1983 254 Mako(Best Ride) Sold[br]-2003 282 Mako ( 2nd Best Ride) Sold[br]-1992 261B (Best Looking) Sold[br]-2004 24 Cape Horn (Fastest)Sold[br]-1999 27 World Cat Sold[br]-1995 16 Cape Horn Sold[br]-1985 238 Walkaround Mako Sold[br]-1999 26 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-1997 21 Sea Cat Sold[br]-1996 22 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-2003 330TE World Cat Sold[br]-2006 230 World Cat Sold[br]-2003 24 Cape Horn sold[br]-2002 266SF World Cat sold[br]-2017 31T Cape Horn current boat[br]-2003 18 Cape Horn Bay Series current boat

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      • #4
        Yes, the tanks are original, but do not so any signs of leaking...no

        fumes or signs of gas where it should not be. I am aware of the old

        tank concerns and have looked at the different postings of their

        replacement on CM and others. Guess I'm lucky, but no...I don't see

        any signs of failures.

        The transom is original and solid. When I re-powered her in 2003, I

        had the old bracket holes filled and new gel coat applied on the

        transom face. We also added a stainless steel angle for a stiffener

        across the top of the transom cut out at that time. Don't know

        whether it shows in the pix, but if not, I'll get you a photo

        tomorrow.


        Ole Joe
        Just floundering around
        White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
        1978 Mako 25

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        • #5
          Why do you say it needs to be repowered?
          Brian[br]St. Leonard, MD

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          • #6
            Because the engines are 13 years old. I have never had outboards last longer than that without saltwater coming through a block or head casting.


            Ole Joe
            Just floundering around
            White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
            1978 Mako 25

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            • #7
              Emails sent
              Home Port: Gulfport, MS[br]Past Boats:[br]-1983 254 Mako(Best Ride) Sold[br]-2003 282 Mako ( 2nd Best Ride) Sold[br]-1992 261B (Best Looking) Sold[br]-2004 24 Cape Horn (Fastest)Sold[br]-1999 27 World Cat Sold[br]-1995 16 Cape Horn Sold[br]-1985 238 Walkaround Mako Sold[br]-1999 26 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-1997 21 Sea Cat Sold[br]-1996 22 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-2003 330TE World Cat Sold[br]-2006 230 World Cat Sold[br]-2003 24 Cape Horn sold[br]-2002 266SF World Cat sold[br]-2017 31T Cape Horn current boat[br]-2003 18 Cape Horn Bay Series current boat

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              • #8
                Any pics?
                ..........

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                • #9
                  o1dodge,

                  Email me at the above address. I'll send you a link to more photos.


                  Ole Joe
                  Just floundering around
                  White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                  1978 Mako 25

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                  • #10
                    What a GREAT looking Classic 25! Good luck with the sale, the original gel coat does look great. There is a '78 25 here in town with 140 Suzuki's (same motors) and engines have over 4k hours, so I wouldn't be too hesitant on these motors at all, especially since the local boat motors went underwater 2,000 hours ago.
                    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                    1985 Mako 20c - sold
                    Fort Walton Beach, FL
                    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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                    • #11
                      Sailor,

                      Wow, that's amazing. You give me pause to think, maybe re-think.

                      I have gone through four different outboards, all at ages 12 and 13. That is to say, the saltwater has come through them. I don't flush the engines after each use, but do flush thoroughly at the end of each season using a flushing agent.

                      It would be interesting to know his flushing frequency. Could that be the key to their longevity?

                      Thanks for the compliments. She has been my pride and joy "toy" for years.


                      Ole Joe
                      Just floundering around
                      White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                      1978 Mako 25

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                      • #12
                        When I got my motor I replaced the thermostats and poppet valve and saw quite a bit of crusty build up. I flush 95% of the time after each use and when I do I run Salt Away through the motor and after two years the build up was probably 75% reduced.
                        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                        1985 Mako 20c - sold
                        Fort Walton Beach, FL
                        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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                        • #13
                          Sailor,

                          I guess I should do the same. I replaced the fuel coolers a few years ago. They had a salt crust build-up that had reduced flow in one and stopped it in the other. Same experience with the poppet valve as you mentioned. And, thermostats are always coated when I replace them.

                          The DF140 is so easy to flush too! No excuses.

                          If she does not sell, I've made up my mind to keep her and re-power with the new DF140A's. If that is the case, a new flushing routine will be instituted.


                          Ole Joe
                          Just floundering around
                          White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                          1978 Mako 25

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                          • #14
                            Flounder,

                            Where is the boat currently located?

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                            • #15
                              Empress III,

                              The boat is presently at my home in White Hall, Md.


                              Ole Joe
                              Just floundering around
                              White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                              1978 Mako 25

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