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  • Just bought a 1989 Mako, cant tell which model.

    I just bought a 1989 Mako. It was a government auction, listed as a 34 Walkaround. I went to the Mako site and NADA and it looks like they didnt make a 34 Walkaround in 1989, just a 281, 285, and 286. Maybe they measured from the tongue to the back of the engines. Im not sure, I have pictures. Would appreciate any help. Ive linked my google drive that has all the pictures. The HIN proves its a 1989 Mako, but it has an aftermarket hard top so I cant tell exactly what it is.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pT...4TNjDup1PQddo2

  • #2
    CONGRATS....boat looks good for its age.

    Looks like a MAKO 260 walk around

    https://www.google.com/search?q=1989...ih=794#imgrc=_

    Eric
    A wise man once said, "Son... if it has tits, tires or a transom... sooner or later it's gonna give you problems." -the old man

    1972 Classic Mako 19
    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-squot-ole-19

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    • #3
      Agree, looks like a 260. Might want to read up on the TC project thread. []
      David, New Kent, Va[br]



      [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info, I agree. It looks like the hardtop is aftermarket. As for the engines, I believe they are 1989 Vintage. Are they worth working on or would it make sense to repower? Resale value is my highest priority. It will be operated in the ocean, Channel Islands or Ventura Harbor, CA. Is it legal to repower it more than the ratex max power of 400hp listed on the mako website?

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by propwash03


          Thanks for the info, I agree. It looks like the hardtop is aftermarket. As for the engines, I believe they are 1989 Vintage. Are they worth working on or would it make sense to repower? Resale value is my highest priority. It will be operated in the ocean, Channel Islands or Ventura Harbor, CA. Is it legal to repower it more than the ratex max power of 400hp listed on the mako website?



          People do it all the time, just be sure your insurance co will cover the boat with the extra horses on the back.
          David, New Kent, Va[br]



          [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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          • #6
            That's a 260 For Sure! Great hull best of luck enjoy!
            [br]1989 Mako 260 [br]Long Island, New York [br]Elite Long Island Charters[br]Montauk Tackle Co. Pro-Guide[br]www.Island-Outdoors.com

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            • #7
              All,

              So I just found out my boat is actually a 1989 Mako 263 Cuddy/Walkaround. I cant find any info on this boat.

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              • #8
                Its a 260, the 263 is a much newer model with a eurotransom
                John[br]1989 Mako 210 (Sold and Missed)[br]

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                • #9
                  Definitely a 260. Same as triplecrown but with the bow pulpit. Some new power and that would be a great boat.
                  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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