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  • #16
    Condolences to a man who created something which passes from generation to generation, stories and memories of life on the water. As a kid I grew up fishing on a 1986 Mako 171, today that same boat has been passed on to my generation and lives in my driveway, making memories with my young family and friends.
    Jeff Anderson[br]1988 Mako 171 - Nameless[br]1979 Mako 19b - WAHOO - Sold[br]1985 Checkmate Predictor - Dying[br][br]

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    • #17
      Thank you for the memories that will last into eternity, Godspeed.
      1973 17\'Standard[br]1999 115 Yamaha 2 stroke

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      • #18
        Schwebke Family - Please accept my family's deepest sympathies. The boating industry lost an icon to which it was built. His legacy will always live on. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
        Just call me \"J.\"[br]77 Mako 21 Project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35110[br]85 Mako 17 / 90 ETEC - SOLD[br]Wilmington, NC[br]

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        • #19
          Thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones. Not many people can claim such a long and lasting legacy as what your father produced. I am proud to say that his legacy lives on in people like me who got to take his 14 year old son out for an entire day fishing yesterday on my 1975 Mako 20'. The joy you have helped spread is unfathomable. Alzheimer's is a brutal disease but rest in knowing that your father is now fully restored and happy in Heaven. May God Bless and Comfort you and your family at this time

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          • #20
            Brett. Condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace.
            Todd from Michigan[br]1995 Mako 232. No power yet.[br]1995 Mako 191. ETEC G2 175.[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52599[br]A father tells his son, \"Son, jacking off will make you go blind....\"[br]The son replies, \"Dad, I\'m over here\"[br][/URL][br]

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            • #21
              Brett, very sorry for your loss, of such a great man, with a legacy he left behind, he will fly high but always be remembered. God bless him, god bless your family.
              Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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              • #22
                Brett,

                Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your dad truly built something much bigger than a fleet of fiberglass and resin boats, he built memories.

                While I'm restoring my 1985 I'm looking forward to taking my daughter on her first boat ride, her first fishing trip, and many more exciting adventures. So as they say Thanks for the memories, some already made, and many more to be experienced.

                Classic Mako team,

                A thought, maybe we can partner with the Schwebke family for next years Funament, maybe a fundraiser for a select charity say Alzheimer's? Who know get Tracker involved for some real $$ and advertising.

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                • #23
                  First of all my condolences go out to the Schwebke family. I haven't been on the site in a while and was sorry to login tonight and find this news. I can't say I have a real deep history with mako, only ever owned one, 1972 19'. Didn't go out looking to buy a project or a mako when I bought it. Guess you could say we found each other along with this site. Can't say I knew a lot about the history of Mako and the family that created it until I did some research tonight, What I do know is from the first time I saw the boat, moved to restoration, found this great site and mako enthusits there was an underlying passion for the boat. As corny as it sounds sounds somehow someway these boats were built with destiny to find special owners. Brett, hats off to your Dad, boat building could be considered easy but your dad built something into these boats that cannot be defined but will last as his legacy, that is something to be proud of. I came here tonight to troll around and post my boat for sale. Now I feel like I would be betraying Mr. Schwebke - No Sale... Back to new projects on the horizon for the 72....
                  Dlehman[br]Edgemoor SC

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                  • #24
                    I too would like to give my condolences to the Schwebke family during this tough time. These hulls that your dad has built have already been passed on from generation to generation and will continue to do so. My father owned a classic mako, and now I own one. Countless memories have already been made on my Mako, and there will be plenty more to add in the future. The mako hull I fish on is legendary, the man that built the hull, well he is iconic.
                    Palm Beach, Florida[br]1984 Mako 224[br]2014 Suzuki 250AP[br]Miller\'s Ale House Fishing Team Captain[br]Like us on Facebook and watch as we fish tournaments and travel on our classic Mako.[br]Repower Thread- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49382[br]Paint Project- http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52821[br] http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/chrism1019/media/E7211ACC-7AFF-445C-9A4D-200A6378403D_zps7mobj86o.jpg.html][br]

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                    • #25
                      Brett, deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless
                      Dave[br]Pleasant Valley,NY[br]86 pursuit 2600 sold[br]71 17 90 neverrude sold[br]89 Pursuit 2100 cc [br]95 17 115 Zuke sold[br]73 23 cc cuddy in progress

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                      • #26
                        What a legacy and a pioneer this man was. I honestly didnt know much about him until reading about it on here. Not many people will get to be immortalized as he is in all of the desirable hulls that will remain around and be restored forever. RIP. My condolences to the family.
                        Tequesta,Fl
                        Work in progress \'77 25
                        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...41&whichpage=1

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                        • #27
                          Deepest sympathy to you and your family Brett...very sorry for your loss. Wish I had gotten to know him.
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                          • #28
                            So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.

                            Alzheimer's also took most of my fathers memories, but ironically the ones of his Mako were burned in too deeply for the disease to reach. They were a tremendous source of comfort and peace for him in his final years. I can never adequately thank your father and your family for that.


                            “On the days where I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.”



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                            • #29
                              Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts on my dads passing. I will print these off for my mom to see & include in the condolence book. He was a great man but better Dad and our time at Mako cemented a relationship that is hard to explain. He created a legend and it was my pleasure preserving the history and stretching the future while I was there. I have also and will continue to enjoy helping out where I can on this site. Mako owners whether they were the first one or the next one prove time and time again how great they are and how good they have been to our family

                              Thanks again

                              Brett

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                              • #30
                                Brett and Family,

                                I just read RingLeader's message and wanted to offer my condolences albeit late. Your family's work has brought so much joy to so many of us over the years. Your father has left an indelible mark on the industry and on all of us. We'll always remember his contributions.
                                1988 Mako 231[br]Miami, FL

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