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    My pops and I started tearing apart our boat 3 father's days ago. Since then I've had two kids, bought a house and pops has had 2 stints put in his heart. With Sunday marking a full 365 days since the boat has been touched, it's finally time to have a reality check and find someone to get her back together. (Currently down to the stringers)

    The boat is located in Parrish, FL but I travel for work around the state and wouldn't mind taking her out of the area for the right person/shop. The link to my "build" thread is below if you want to see pictures.

    I appreciate any suggestions y'all may have!

  • #2
    What finish level work are you looking for? I know a shop here in Pompano that does amazing work but they are not the cheapest around.
    Sold the 17\', moved to FL... I need a new handle.[br]1991 Jupiter 31, current project[br]2005 Everglades 243, sold[br]2012 Contender 23 Open sold[br]1989 Intrepid 246 WA--gone to Australia[br]1973 Mako 17--sold with regrets[br]1992 Mako 17--started it all[br]Pompano, FL


    • #3
      Ed Pic at Epic in Largo does great work, but not sure if he is still doing it. He restored a Bertram 25 for a neighbor that turned out beautifully.

      It all depends on what you want done as well. There are a ton of places in Salt Creek in St. Pete that could do it.
      \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat


      • #4
        Van Wagner in St.Pete on 49th did my 21. Not cheap,but quality work.

        I have some others I'll check on and give you the info.


        • #5
          the guys at sea force ix in palmetto do good work, they do plenty of restorations as well as build those big ass yachts. not too far from u in parrish
          Marc Muzzy[br]S.W. Florida [br]Anna Maria Island[br]\'81 25 \'09 suzuki 250[br]


          • #6
            HHH Fiberglass in Homestead has done a couple of Makos on this Site

            1983 Mako 254/1999 Sport Nautique GT-40/1997 Sea Doo GSi/ 1984 Surf Jet


            • #7
              JRyan Marine. Tampa
              Mike[br]Tampa, FL[br]1981 17[br]1974 23[br]


              • #8
                All, thank you for all the recommendations! I have been out of the state all week and just checking this. I will start calling around next week and getting an idea on availability and lead times.

                I'll keep you all posted!


                • #9

                  Originally posted by Texas 17

                  What finish level work are you looking for? I know a shop here in Pompano that does amazing work but they are not the cheapest around.

                  Can you give me that shop name. Have a flats boat that is overdue for some cosmetic work and would like to use someone local.


                  • #10
                    Texas 17,

                    Its interesting that you wrote Sold with regrets on your oldest and smallest boat. Why? What was the connection to that one? I like my 19 but always looking.
                    [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19