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  • How did they change the transom height? Mako 20

    Per the specs on Mako's web site, the Mako 20 went from a 20C in 1988 to a 201 in 1989. The only change in the specs is the transom height goes from 20" to 25". My boat has a 20" transom and the only way I can see that they did it would be to raise the top of the transom which would put it flush with the top of the boat and make it a full transom.

    Anyone have an explanation for this???

    Model Length Width Draft Deadrise Transom Weight Fuel Max hp

    1988

    MAKO 20C 20'-0" 8'-0" 9" 19° 20" 1775 lbs 60 Gal. 200

    1989

    MAKO 201 20'-3" 8'- 0" 9" 19° 25" 2150 lbs 60 Gal. 200
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

  • #2
    5" would not enclose the transom, but it does make the notch more shallow.
    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
      I wonder if it is completely different mold? I used to own a 1991 Mako 201 and as i recall the gunwales on it seemed higher than the older 20's. If that is the case, the transom notch would not appear to change much when going from 20 to 25 inches.

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      • #4
        I think 89 was the first year for the 191 Classic, which had a 25" transom, 19deg d.r., was 19'0" and weighed 1900 lbs... more than the 88 Mako 20C. The 191 was certainly not out of the same mold as the Mako 19. I wonder if the 191 and the 201, both released in 89 were new (and similar) hulls that year. I believe Ed is correct... new molds that year.

        I've always wondered whether they can use the same hull mold for a 22 and, say, a 20, adjusting the length at the stern... but I really have no idea whether that can be done. Interesting, though.
        It\'s a Mako.[br]\'82 20B,\'90 E-150[br]Woodbridge, CT

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        • #5
          Thanks guys. That makes sense. I need to take some measurements for comparison.
          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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          • #6
            I would not trust some of the older Mako specs listed on the Mako website. My 1987 mako 20C onwers manual show a 25" shaft and it measures out at 25", but the website shows a 20" transom. I'm sure this is not the only mistake on that site.

            D-
            Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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            • #7
              Davis-

              Boat builders often use a mold for a larger boat to make a smaller boat. The term they use to modify the mold is called "boxing"....and I believe that is what Mako did when the made the 261 and the 241....almost identical boats, except the 241 is two feet shorter.

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              • #8
                Thanks, Ed!

                Do you think the same technique might have been employed in smaller hulls... like 22's and 20's from the 70's? I have wondered about that when I've noticed, for instance, that the angle of the splashwell surface on a 70's 20 is way steeper than one on a 22, effectively shortening the fore & aft dimension of the splashwell.

                Win
                It\'s a Mako.[br]\'82 20B,\'90 E-150[br]Woodbridge, CT

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