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  • Should I make this trade?

    One of my friends has a 1984 224 with a 97 fuel injected 225 Mariner on it. It also comes with a 01 tandem aluminum trailer. He wants my 17 to keep at his condo in the keys. The only reason that Im a little hesitant is that the boat needs Gary love and I know that I will go way over board. The boat is in nice condition structurally but is very basic meaning no electronics or the other goodies. What do you think? Gary

  • #2
    Personally, I think it's a no-brainer.
    ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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    • #3
      If it needs "Gary love" , how can you deny it.

      That's why I don't look at boats much. It seems the more they need work , the more I want them. []

      Annie II hasn't even been in the water yet and I have been looking at Mako 230WA's. If I could find one with a full transom and a bracket......

      Now see what you've done.[:u]
      Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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      • #4
        The 224 is a very versatile hull. It may be the best of both worlds.
        Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

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        • #5
          Thats what Im thinking. I can run it to the keys and have plenty of fuel. As much as I love my 17, I am restricted to back water and short runs. I can see me dumping lots of money into another boat. One reason that im a little hesitant is that the Shamrock is in the prosses of a complete refit that will cost me approx 5 grand not including a new trailer. In the same respect, Shamrocks bring very good money on the used market.

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          • #6
            Dump the shammy and spread the gary love!

            The only thing that would look better than your 17 is the same in a 22.
            1990 261 T/2001 200 HPDIs[br]Basking Ridge/Mantoloking NJ[br]

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            • #7
              If you can run the 22 like it is then your not boat poor while the Shammy is getting a face lift. Then sell the Shammy for money to fix the 22.[] Sound's easy right? HeHe Lot's of work ahead.

              I think the 22 is going to be much more versitle. For island hopping and parking up on the beach, unlike the inboard Shammy.

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              • #8
                Can you take the same pictures from the 224? That's really the only thing that matters...... [] if you can, I'm definitely voting for the 224 with the extra fuel, extra time on the water, ability to venture new territory = more pictures. I'm thinkin you may need to upgrade the memory size on the digital camera, just as a precaution... [][88][88]
                Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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                • #9
                  Whats the differance between a 224 and a 224 B or a B in any length?

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                  • #10
                    No such thing as a 224B. All Mako 224's are 22'7". Many of the boats in the 1980's that had the B were modifications of a previous model. For instance, they had the Mako 21 from the late 1970's until 1983 it was a 21'3" hull. In 1984, they added the aft corner storage hatches (not the fishboxes that I hate) which added about 4" to the boat. They called it the Mako 21B. The Mako 20 went through 3 different modifications. The Mako 20, Mako 20B, and Mako 20C. It wasn't until the 1990's that the B actually meant that there was a full transom and a bracket.
                    Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

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                    • #11
                      I am looking at it as strictly a dollars and cents deal, you have had limited success at selling your 17, I think the 224 has more open market worth. But, if your going to be a 2 boat man you might want to keep the 17 as it is a skinny water boat that I here goes real well. I know your a savvy skipper but I would still like to watch the first time you back that inboard up in a busy channel. Hehe

                      I loose my cool when trying to manuver those IB's ,"turn and thrust"

                      has a whole new meaning. [88]
                      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                      • #12
                        I'm sure you've already checked the motor, so I'll take that out of the equation. If you're even CONSIDERING the trade, I don't think you'll regret it. If I had half the skill (Gary love) that it takes to make my 17 sellable, I would, just cuz I need the cash. No offense, but it doesn't seem like you're strapped too thin... you just want a boat that is more capable. I say do it. [V]
                        \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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                        • #13
                          I often think to myself... There just isn't enough Gary love in the world, and if we all tried just a little bit harder, we could all spread more Gary love.

                          Don't let the world down, Gary. Spread the love!!!
                          1975 23\' Tampa,FL

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                          • #14
                            If I spread too much G-Love I wont be able to call this boat Anger Management II.[:x)] Im going down to Marathon tomorrow night to look at the boat and hopefully get some fishing in if the weather gets better.

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                            • #15
                              G-Love is fine.... but don't spread the Special Sauce over the boat. [88]
                              \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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