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    Hey guys-

    I'm selling a 1973 Mako 20 with a 87 Yamaha 200. It's an honest boat, pretty solid, comes with trailer, a compliment of PFDs and first aid coast guard stuff, and I can give many more details, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate to get pricing advice here.

    I bought it in '14 from a guy here, who lived in the southern Jersey area. Jason maybe??

    I can take pics and post as well of course.

    Thanks in advance.
    Jake Gulick[br]Fairfield County CT

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    Lateapex911,

    Condition is everything on anything that old. Does honest boat mean the stringers are intact and both the foam and transom are dry? Check nada...

    https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/197...KO-20/10110283
    [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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    • #3
      Lateapex911,

      Condition is everything on anything that old. Does honest boat mean the stringers are intact and both the foam and transom are dry? Check nada...

      https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/197...KO-20/10110283
      [br]Captain W[br]1970 Mako 19

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by JONESWR


        Lateapex911,


        Condition is everything on anything that old. Does honest boat mean the stringers are intact and both the foam and transom are dry? Check nada...

        https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/197...KO-20/10110283


        I find that NADA is a great tool when buying a boat since they show values far lower than market. Every boat I've sold has been far above NADA value. Could be the market I'm in, but I do not consider NADA an accurate guide for selling a boat.

        D-
        Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by JONESWR


          Lateapex911,


          Condition is everything on anything that old. Does honest boat mean the stringers are intact and both the foam and transom are dry? Check nada...

          https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats/197...KO-20/10110283


          I find that NADA is a great tool when buying a boat since they show values far lower than market. Every boat I've sold has been far above NADA value. Could be the market I'm in, but I do not consider NADA an accurate guide for selling a boat.

          D-
          Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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          • #6
            Honest in that it hasn't had things done that hide issues. It's original, with minor repairs here and there. Console has holes from previous things, the front railing is bent in one place, and it's got the usual slight craks in the gel coat on the deck that you'd expect for it's age. A couple dings on the transom.

            The stringers and transom are dry, and the transom is solid, yanking the engine doesn't bend it, but the whole trailer lifts in the front. The floors have the original bait box covers, and if I were keeping it I'd make redo the rears at least in starboard. The the drains all work, and the bins are clean. There is one mild soft spot, but I had to really look to find it.

            The floor is the old poop brown, but super clean, the whole boat is clean. The woodwork has been redone properly with filler and spar varnish, the windshield is intact, and it comes with all the PFDs and coast guard stuff, anchor, chain and anchor lead...plus a Tube for the kids and tow rope.

            The bad: The electrical is not pretty. Things work, but I do electrical low voltage work as a part of my job, so this I'd just redo. Labels guys! LOL.

            The engine is old. I've replaced the water pump and thermostats and cleaned its cooling passages. IT came with half of the 3 carbs completely filled with crud and junk, and the other half barely functional. I've replaced all of that. However, it could use more time fine tuning as it idles inconsistently. Also, there is a slight water leak near one thermostat where the bolt needs to be replaces with a larger one (Removal and tapping). I'd give the engine a C-.

            The fuel tank is aluminum and was replaced a few years ago, and I empty it out, it's clean inside. I think 42 gallons?

            Steering cable is brand new, as are two batteries, one crank, one deep cycle.

            Trailer is the best of it all, lol, new LED guide tubes, new LED lighting, repacked bearings, new wheel studs and wheel nuts, some additional metal for strengthening and minor rust. And it was legitimately inspected and registered by CT (NOT easy!).

            So, it's a mix, maybe a great restoration candidate?, or maybe a good starter boat for somebody who's looking to save a buck and do some work?

            NADA suggests $4500~5200 or so, listing the hull in the low-mid 2s and the motor in the low 2s, and the trailer as 300.

            I'd say they are a little low on the trailer, LOL, I worked hard on that mofo! high on the motor and kinda high on the boat, but ...whadda i know, LOL.

            Thanks for the relies...I never thought a 1973 20' Mako would be in NADA!
            Jake Gulick[br]Fairfield County CT

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            • #7
              I've found the best source for an asking price is to watch boattrader, CL, etc. for similar years and equipement to get a good gauge on the market. You can email many sellers after the boat sells and tell them you have a boat just like theirs and you are curiuos what it actually sold for. This is way more precise then any valuation guide book which is so far off on classics it isn't even funny.
              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've found the best source for an asking price is to watch boattrader, CL, etc. for similar years and equipement to get a good gauge on the market. You can email many sellers after the boat sells and tell them you have a boat just like theirs and you are curiuos what it actually sold for. This is way more precise then any valuation guide book which is so far off on classics it isn't even funny.
                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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                • #9
                  Thanks, I've been doing that. It's all over the place. Time, region, and condition and how much of a hurry you're in make a big difference, especially with a smaller market. Thanks.

                  I'm thinking of starting mid 3s at this point.

                  Steering cable going in as I type, will run an ad tomorrow.
                  Jake Gulick[br]Fairfield County CT

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the suggestions, ad is up.

                    here's a link:

                    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59752

                    and here's a CL link with pictures:

                    https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/b...674071437.html
                    Jake Gulick[br]Fairfield County CT

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                    • #11
                      My very similar 1974 is not for sale, but I am curious!
                      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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