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  • 1977 Mako 25

    Hey,

    I recently bought a 77 Mako 25. The boat was completely redone by the previous owner with new stringers that extend into the bracket, aluminum tank, deck, enclosed transom, Simrad electronics, and repowered with a 300 hp Evinrude G2. The console was moved slightly forward to make a bigger cockpit. He removed all the hatches and forward seating. The boat was redone with a solid deck which makes cleaning a breeze! I really love the boat!

    Anyways, was wondering if anyone knew the official model name of the boat for that year as I would like to add decals. The previous owner called it a 256.

    Also, any suggestions on a livewell? Currently, I have a removable 55 gallon drum setup but was interested in adding something permanent down the road.

    Thanks,

    Charles



















  • #2
    Hey Charles, nice looking boat and family! Is there another son not pictured? Anyway I don't see a lot of options with the live well as the boat is all buttoned up. Once you get the hull ID you can reach out to Ringleader and he can make you some custom placards that would really look sharp on your boat. Welcome to CM
    David, New Kent, Va[br]



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

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    • #3
      Hey Charles, nice looking boat and family! Is there another son not pictured? Anyway I don't see a lot of options with the live well as the boat is all buttoned up. Once you get the hull ID you can reach out to Ringleader and he can make you some custom placards that would really look sharp on your boat. Welcome to CM
      David, New Kent, Va[br]



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

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      • #4
        You model is just called a Mako 25, but many refer to it as a "classic 25". Ringleader, the owner of classicmako.com, can make new placards for you and customize them with your boat name.

        Your boat is featured here on CM with pictures of the work done. This might give you some insight into how your boat was put back together. You need to use google to search CM as the search tool does not work. I'll see if I can find it as well.

        Now the important part! How about some performance numbers??
        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
          Thanks for the info guys! I've reached out and am having the placards made. This is a very cool site and looking forward to reading the info on it! If you find the build thread please let me know. I believe it was rebuilt at a place called Chislett's in New Hampshire. I had her shipped via Uship to Charleston, SC.

          As for the performance numbers I haven't paid too much attention. Either I've got all the boys on the boat or am heading offshore fishing.... I have done a handful of trips where I've run 50-55 miles offshore (each way) troll for half a day and bottom fish for the other half and burn about 50-60 gallons (and a bunch of oil!) cruising out there around 26-30 mph depending on the weather. Believe the top speed is around 50 mph.

          You are correct... my third son was born a week after the boat was delivered. My wife didn't appreciate me saying we welcomed two members into the family that week[]. Here is the full crew now:



          Have a good one,

          Charles

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          • #6
            Nice looking rig and plenty of room for the kids.

            With the transom setup I do not see why you could not add a livewell on either side of the bilge access to go through the back deck area. Make them down to the floor and put in a false wall as to not see back there. Then you could put a lid on each side on the top.

            When you aren't fishing they could be coolers, and when you are fishing they can be livewells.
            \'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

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            • #7
              Best I could find. At least you know what is under the floor now.

              http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=54466

              BTW, welcome to CM. [8D]
              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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              • #8
                I like the idea about the livewells! Would have to relocate the batteries to the console though. I wouldn't mind the livewells being visible if they looked good... could keep an eye on the baits. Also, would have to figure out a way to not impede the scuppers. Also, I keep my rig buckets under there when fishing so will lose a little storage which is a bit of a premium on the boat. Will definitely think about it.

                Also, was thinking about installing a big Rtic/Yeti cooler upfront for storage but don't want it to get in the way.

                Thanks for the link on the build- that is pretty cool to see the before and after pics. I think the previous owner did a nice job on the rebuild. Boat feels very strong and safe. I've yet to have any water in the bilge area with the way everything is designed.

                I've been impressed with the ride of the boat. It has a soft landing but definitely wet (but think every boat would get wet a couple of the days we fished). My friend installed a set of tabs on the boat which was a nice addition (like to say I helped but mostly watched and held things). We had a trip in the winter with some nasty seas for wahoo where we got pretty wet and cold.... still had a blast though.

                That's why I added the enclosure and wings- should be a nice upgrade especially in the winter.

                Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!

                Charles

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                • #9
                  I like the idea about the livewells! Would have to relocate the batteries to the console though. I wouldn't mind the livewells being visible if they looked good... could keep an eye on the baits. Also, would have to figure out a way to not impede the scuppers. Also, I keep my rig buckets under there when fishing so will lose a little storage which is a bit of a premium on the boat. Will definitely think about it.

                  Also, was thinking about installing a big Rtic/Yeti cooler upfront for storage but don't want it to get in the way.

                  Thanks for the link on the build- that is pretty cool to see the before and after pics. I think the previous owner did a nice job on the rebuild. Boat feels very strong and safe. I've yet to have any water in the bilge area with the way everything is designed.

                  I've been impressed with the ride of the boat. It has a soft landing but definitely wet (but think every boat would get wet a couple of the days we fished). My friend installed a set of tabs on the boat which was a nice addition (like to say I helped but mostly watched and held things). We had a trip in the winter with some nasty seas for wahoo where we got pretty wet and cold.... still had a blast though.

                  That's why I added the enclosure and wings- should be a nice upgrade especially in the winter.

                  Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!

                  Charles

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                  • #10
                    Here are the tabs my friend Shane installed. I thought he did a nice job of fitting them in with the scuppers which was kind of tricky.




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                    • #11
                      Can't tell from pics di you go with Lencos or Bennetts trim tabs. Might want to consider batwing additions for more bite. If they're Bennetts tabman could have helped in selection. They seem small for your application where larger size would take less adjustment for same results. Enclosure looks great and you have three helper. Good luck.
                      Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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                      • #12
                        Hey,

                        Thanks for the nice words! Had to shop around as enclosure pricing was crazy! Theyre Lenco 12x12 tabs and box says for 17-30 foot boat. Hard to know what to buy as theyre so many options.... Ive been happy with them so far and seem to work well but Im def no expert. Will check out those additions you are talking about.

                        Have a good night,

                        Charles
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                        Originally posted by keyman


                        Can't tell from pics di you go with Lencos or Bennetts trim tabs. Might want to consider batwing additions for more bite. If they're Bennetts tabman could have helped in selection. They seem small for your application where larger size would take less adjustment for same results. Enclosure looks great and you have three helper. Good luck.



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