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  • Mako Madagascar

    Hello,

    I live in Madagascar and I would like to buy this hull (fishing mainly). Unfortunatelly, nobody knows her history. Could you help me ?

    Is it well a Mako hull ?

    How old is she ?

    Is she full of foam (unsinkable)?

    http://techmarine.mg/espace-occasion/coque-open-mako/

    (sorry, I am not able to insert the image)

    Many thanks,

    Alexandre

  • #2
    Alex,

    It LOOKS like an older Mako 21, but we would need to see inside pics.

    If the deck is the color of mustard, then it probably is a Mako.

    It should have the Mako logo nameplate, or something like "Mako 21" on the aft quarters. You can see if there are old rivet holes from where a nameplate used to be.

    What you really need is the capacity plate, usually attached to the aft of the console--a small 10cm square aluminum badge giving boat name, number of people, etc.

    Or, you can look for the HIN (Hull Identification Number). Usually engraved onto a small aluminum strip, with one attached to the transom, and then I believe they also sometimes put one up inside one of the front hatches. Stick your head in and look around. If you fine the HIN, that will tell you everything--manufacturer, year, model, serial number, etc.

    Read this:

    http://www.classicmako.com/FAQ/HIN/

    PS--For the foam, these boats do have, and they /usually/ will not sink, but that does not mean the hull will not roll over and float upside down.

    Bonne chance!
    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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    • #3
      Hi Georges,

      Thank you for your message.

      That is interesting. I try to see the hull in a few weeks. She is in an other city.

      Best regards,

      Alex []

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      • #4
        let us know what you find out
        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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        • #5
          Just based on math - 7 meters is 22.9 ft.

          Possibly a 224 based on that length
          1984 Mako 228 w/ 175hp E-Tec [br]1983 SeaRay 26\' Sundancer w/ 454 Big Block spinning Volvo DuoProps (Sold)[br]1989 Wahoo 17\' CC w/ 88hp Evinrude (vacationing in Key West)[br]

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