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  • Patience paid off...

    This thread is essentially my middle finger to Triplecrownnc and Doc Fees for years of doubting and smarta$$ comments. [][]

    I've known what I wanted all along.


    Since the very beginning there are threads with me commenting on the 241B being my dream boat; aka my unicorn (wife hates that). It is the biggest boat I could have that will fit in the yard, not cause HOA issues, and not require a bigger truck. It also has the always desired full transom and bracket. Well a 241 actually found me...it's not a 241B, but it does have closed transom and after market bracket. Interesting fact, I searched and found the thread where conversion and t-top were done and when this boat was listed in '10; I commented on both. James Caldwell did the bracket and t-top.

    My new to me '93 241 (with bracket)...



    At Capacity...







    And a tight fit, both width and length...



    I have said my project time is non-existent and this is a bit of a project, but the boat presented itself and I knew I had to jump. Once the 224 sells, will be very hard to let go, I have someone lined up to strip bottom paint, attempt to restore original gel-coat, and remove the bow rail and repair holes. I initially thought I would be selling the 200's instantly, but they run strong, push the boat GREAT, and I really like the hum of twins. I have to think about motors, and certainly run more.
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank


  • #2
    if you don't mind me asking how much did you pick this up for? the 241's have been all over the market price wise
    John[br]1989 Mako 210 (Sold and Missed)[br]

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    • #3
      Glad to see you keep the twins.

      Tuna run!!
      Trey[br]\'79 robalo 256 cc[br]Not moving at all. [br]Mobile, AL

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      • #4
        Good deal Chuck. Its funny cause after several chats, no bottom paint and four strokes were a must, but I know when there arent even a hand full for sale in the US you have to jump on what you find. Glad it was close to home and glad you made the right move on your forever boat
        Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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        • #5
          Looks nice

          Congrats
          1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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          • #6
            Congrats Chuck! Those twin carb motors sound awesome when they are synched until you hit the gas pump! Glad you finally found your boat and looking forward to seeing some bloody deck pics soon.
            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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            • #7
              Oh lord,now you'll never make it to Destin because you will have to spend a 1/4 tank to get there.
              1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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              • #8
                Nice rig! Congrats!

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                • #9
                  Excellent!

                  glad to see you moving up!you will need the real estate soon for teenagers!

                  The carb motors are extremely thirsty but still cheaper than a repower.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Congrats - You will love the boat.
                    [br]Mako 241[br]Winter Garden, FL

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                    • #11
                      Hello,

                      Fantastic purchase, glad it worked out for you. We'll I'm sure others will be feeding you posts on 232 and 221B just to have some fun.

                      Best of luck with the new rig.

                      Jeff
                      Thanks, Mr. Happy
                      Home waters - LBI NJ
                      1997 Mako 232

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                      • #12
                        That's great Chuck. There were many of us doubting we live to see this day, but you proved us wrong. The 241 is a great boat and there's only one of them in this area and I admire it everything I go by it in the harbor.

                        The motors you have are the carb 2.6L Yamahas and they are solid runners and I consider them one of the top ten motors every built. They run smooth and forever with little issue. Fuel burn is higher than a 4 stroke or DI, but stay away from heavy throttle and you can live with it. One thing I'd confirm is the shift shafts and id they are stainless or the steel ones that are know for rusting and failing at the wrong time. Cosmetics on those cowls doesn't look pretty and if you were closer I'd offer to paint them as a congratulatory token. If you want a color code that I use email me.

                        I know you have many memories in the 224, but new boat and new memories. Your family will be more in tune with a larger boat that provides more capability.

                        Very happy for you.

                        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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                        • #13
                          That's great Chuck. There were many of us doubting we live to see this day, but you proved us wrong. The 241 is a great boat and there's only one of them in this area and I admire it everything I go by it in the harbor.

                          The motors you have are the carb 2.6L Yamahas and they are solid runners and I consider them one of the top ten motors every built. They run smooth and forever with little issue. Fuel burn is higher than a 4 stroke or DI, but stay away from heavy throttle and you can live with it. One thing I'd confirm is the shift shafts and id they are stainless or the steel ones that are know for rusting and failing at the wrong time. Cosmetics on those cowls doesn't look pretty and if you were closer I'd offer to paint them as a congratulatory token. If you want a color code that I use email me.

                          I know you have many memories in the 224, but new boat and new memories. Your family will be more in tune with a larger boat that provides more capability.

                          Very happy for you.

                          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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                          • #14
                            Congrats on finding your dream boat Chuck. Looks pretty sharp to me just as it is, bow rail & all.

                            Just get the family on it and make some forever dream memories for yourself AND them...
                            Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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                            • #15
                              Congrats on finding your unicorn Chuck!!

                              kinda disappointed I didn't make your list of smarta$$'s
                              [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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