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    I just read your project thread, amazing...pretty work.

    Tell me about your forward facing rod sleeves.



    Are they long enough to accept offshore rods? And, how did you get past your fuel line chase or the fuel fill line?

    Clever idea...but after seeing what else you did - well
    Ole Joe
    Just floundering around
    White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
    1978 Mako 25

  • #2
    those tubes are only about 8" long and are factory for the early 25's the tubes in the rear of the rod boxes are much longer.they had sliding covers over them originally

    I usually keep my trout rods or spinning rigs less than 7'6" long in those holders
    76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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    • #3
      Thanks. Had no idea they were factory. My 78 has flush bulkheads in the front of those compartments.

      When I saw them I thought, "Can't be enough room going forward to run those tubes full length. But, if there is, you could rack 3 rods facing aft and 3 facing forward each side."

      Did the factory sleeve accept the rod butts and line up with the compartment racks going aft?
      Ole Joe
      Just floundering around
      White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
      1978 Mako 25

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      • #4
        I never noticed that on Leo's boat. Mine does not have them either.
        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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        • #5
          I always thought it odd that the wood rod racks mounted in my rod compartments did not line up with the rod sleeves in the rear. Originally I thought that the PO had changed out the wood racks and that he didn't get it right. When I started seeing pix of those same wood racks in other 25s I realized that Mako did not get it right.

          Oh well. Put a little bend in the blank and it fits.

          Leo is right...store the light tackle there.
          Ole Joe
          Just floundering around
          White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
          1978 Mako 25

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          • #6
            from what I can tell there were a couple prototype 25's built in 75 and sold as 76 models, if I'm correct Aenigma was built in early 76 making it a fairly early version. none of the 78 models I've seen have these and I haven't really had a chance to look closely at a 77 model
            76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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