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  • Mako wood under the center console?

    My console sits on top of wood. Shes a 1970 Mako 19. Does anyone know what kind of wood this is? And what is the best way to refinish that wood? Since these pieces sit on the deck under the console, it gets wet and hit with sunlight too. Any recommendations?
    [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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    Teak

    For me, a two part teak cleaner and then teak oil.
    2007 Everglades 243 250 Suzuki[br]1988 201 Yamaha 200 - Sold[br]1990 261 T/200 SWS - Sold[br]1978 25 225 Johnson - Sold[br]1975 20 85 Merc - Sold[br]Jacksonville, FL[br]

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    • #3
      Do you want to keep wood? I know several changes to glassed over composite and some to starboard.
      [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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      • #4
        Mine was teak and it was in rough shape. I had a plant that would grow out of mine. I occasionally had to weed it but it would keep growing back. When I did my tank job I took the piece to a local fabricator who replicated it in starboard. Came out great and was worth the coin to have it changed over.
        [br]Margate NJ[br]1989 Mako 211[br]2009 Etec 200 HO

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        • #5
          Thanks Noname Dave. So this is definitely teak? If I clean it up and oil it , should it continue to hold up?
          [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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          • #6
            Thanks snappergapper. I do want to keep wood.
            [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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            • #7
              Thanks surfishjoe. Appreciate your thoughts but I want to stay stock with wood.

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              [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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              • #8
                It's definitely teak. However, it can go bad. Mine went bad and I replaced it with another custom teak "soul" (I think that's what's it's called). If it's Good wood you should be able to hit it with the pressure washer and bring some nice color to it. That gray sheen is just a superficial color. I put several layers of poly on mine, but I had taken the boat completely apart and it was much easier to do it then. Tough to do when it's attached to the deck of the boat, but can be done if you're careful.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by JONESWR


                  Thanks Noname Dave. So this is definitely teak? If I clean it up and oil it , should it continue to hold up?



                  The wood should continue to hold up but it will weather and you'll have to redo it.
                  2007 Everglades 243 250 Suzuki[br]1988 201 Yamaha 200 - Sold[br]1990 261 T/200 SWS - Sold[br]1978 25 225 Johnson - Sold[br]1975 20 85 Merc - Sold[br]Jacksonville, FL[br]

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                  • #10
                    I glassed over azek...never liked the wood.
                    ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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                    • #11
                      Guys, my boat was missing this wood under console when I found my 74 20. Im in the midst of redoing floor right now, but this will be something I have to deal with in near future. How was that base trim attached to floor and was console just screwed into base? Did it go through base and into floor? I will have to attach all of this and T-top feet to my new floor and I dont want to mess this up. Thanks for any info.

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                      • #12
                        I replaced my teak console skirt with identically sized starboard. The skirt has a few screws holding it to the deck, and then the console has screws that go through both.

                        Regardless of what material you redo with, I would suggest a few of these (one each corner?) be the stainless Toggler toggle bots, so that nothing gets loose.

                        https://www.amazon.com/Garelick-Eez-.../dp/B000AUAZKA
                        NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by gmcauliffe


                          I replaced my teak console skirt with identically sized starboard. The skirt has a few screws holding it to the deck, and then the console has screws that go through both.


                          Regardless of what material you redo with, I would suggest a few of these (one each corner?) be the stainless Toggler toggle bots, so that nothing gets loose.

                          https://www.amazon.com/Garelick-Eez-.../dp/B000AUAZKA


                          I reattached mine with 9 of those plus the screws. You do have to be mindful of the stringers and foam underneath as they prevent the toggle from...toggling. I used an allen wrench chucked into a drill and cleared out the area under the hole.

                          My plan is to attach a TTop to the console the way it was done on some models. So I wanted the extra strength, but if you're not doing that, save yourself the hassle, theres like 30+ screws holding the console down otherwise.

                          also regarding the Toggler bolts, make sure you get the stainless steel ones (it will be stamped on the metal). BEST price is a local Ace or True Value in the hardware bins, they were like ~$3 ea. For reference West or B.o.W had them for $15/2 iirc.

                          oh and dont forget to seal the edge of the larger hole you drill to pass the toggles through. you'll want to do that ahead of installing the console.

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                          • #14
                            Thats perfect, Thanks guys!

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                            • #15
                              Thats perfect, Thanks guys!

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