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    I recently looked at this model boat and after a test ride in which the boat was difficult to trim, noticed at the dock that it was listing 4-5 inches to the starboard Side. Checked the hull which was free of water, batteries were located closer to the Port side. Owner filled the live well on the port side to compensate, but it didn't help level the boat. Any thoughts as I walked away from the sale disappointed. Boat had a 250 4 stroke Yamaha on it. Thank you

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    I have a 98 221 and have a similar problem. I believe some water might be getting in through the anchor locker drain / vent right above the water line. I have put a temporary plug in slow this and will plum in the offseason. Others here have mentioned that water may also be trapped by the starboard stringer which may not have limber holes through the stringer and weigh boat down - hoping to research it more when I pull the boat in October. I have a 250 Mercury EFI on my boat.

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    • #3
      I have a 2000 221 that definitely lists at rest at the dock these boats are very weight sensitive I am convinced there is water trapped in the hull somewhere this offseason Im going to drill some weep holes under the fish box or water magnet as I call it and see if any water is trapped in the hull the side hull is very difficult to access. What kind of performance numbers u guys seeing Ive tried just about every prop and cant seem to get my mph where it should be

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      • #4
        Thank you gentlemen, strange I purposely slowed the boat several times and went back up on plane to move any water to the back of the boat. When the owner pulled the boat out and removed the plug the amt of water that came out was astonishing, and this was after the bilge pump ran 3 times while docked. I had a very strong light and each time looking into the bilge could not locate any significant water. Had to be trickling to the stern. Thanks again for your insight.

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        • #5
          Welcome to ClassicMako rsinck. Too bad about this one but sounds like water is most likely trapped up in the foam. Could be from a leaky rod holder dumping water down into the foam but if there was water in the bilge like you say, then it sounds more severe.
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          Originally posted by rsinck


          I recently looked at this model boat and after a test ride in which the boat was difficult to trim, noticed at the dock that it was listing 4-5 inches to the starboard Side. Checked the hull which was free of water, batteries were located closer to the Port side. Owner filled the live well on the port side to compensate, but it didn't help level the boat. Any thoughts as I walked away from the sale disappointed. Boat had a 250 4 stroke Yamaha on it. Thank you



          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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          • #6
            definitely sounds like there is water trapped on the outside of the stringer. Water goes in the rod holders and may also be getting in under the deck cap if it's not caulked well. If you say lots of water was coming out of the boat when pulled. I had a lot of water trapped in the forward hull of an 1988 21B I bought that I found when I replaced the tank...my dad has a 2001 192 and it was shipping water at the euro transom transition from high on the gunnel to down low. Under the right conditions, like trolling with a 2' chop, water poured into the hull until we resealed it with 5200.
            Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

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