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  • How many miles for a Mako?

    I bought my first locally. 1978 21

    Boat my second from Leonard town Maryland

    Im in Charlotte.

    Just got back from Summerdale Alabama with a 25.

    It was a crazy and LONG drive .....but we got her home!

    How far have you driven for a Mako?

  • #2
    Drove 1600 miles round trip this fall from Dickson Tn to Harbor Springs Mi for a freshwater 258

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    • #3
      150 miles....LOL but I just moved from CO and new I was buying the boat in FL. Does that count? What are the plans for the 25? I would be curious if the coosa in the transom is bonded well or if you need to redo it.
      [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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      • #4
        I did 936 mile round trip and didn't buy the boat [:0][B)]. The 2 Mako's I have purchased were basically local. The 224 was here, I knew the boat and owner, and the 241 was in MS, a whopping 76 mile round trip.

        Congrats on the 25'. As soon as I saw that ad on CL I shared because that boat clearly has potential.
        \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
        \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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        • #5
          i walked across the street and bought my 1981 25 for 600$ then I found this forum after researching the brand
          Marc Muzzy[br]S.W. Florida [br]Anna Maria Island[br]\'81 25 \'09 suzuki 250[br]

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          • #6
            Across the street???

            $600???

            Man.......The Mako Gods were smiling on You.

            Transom seems unusually solid/dry. Im going to have to poke around some when I get time. Ive decided to hang a single 300 on the transom so the foods plug is coming out. While I would love to not have to do the transom, I need to raise it to 30 or 31 inches. Being thats the case I may just redo the entire transom. Thinkinking about ripping out the floor also. The forward fish box I dont need and the little hatch in front of console I dont need. Im the type that doesnt want ANY openings in my floor. Not every screw holes. I glass everything down.

            I will do a build thread and post progress pics starting this weekend.

            Thrilled about the hull and meet a super nice guy( previous owner) to boot. Stay tuned!

            Across the street?? Really? Lucky Dawg!

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            • #7
              I was looking at that hull to do the same thing but with a bracket. I was thinking pull the floor and cut the liner for a 3 piece feel. Kind of like Badfish261 did to his 25. Got to page 6

              http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...SearchTerms=25
              [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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              • #8
                2200 miles, over a 3 day weekend
                [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                • #9
                  Didnt drive at all, traded for an old dually I had. Gave me 1000k cash, sitting on top of an triple aluminum trailer and then he delivered to my house. All very true.
                  BadMako.[br]

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                  • #10
                    drove the 20 I had from MI where the now ex inlaws live to FL, ~1000 miles. She was sweet though, freshwater is easier on them than salt. the 17 i drove 30 miles.
                    Richard Snyder[br]Wachapreague, VA[br][br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=43622[br]http://www.vims.edu/esl/

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                    • #11
                      3044 Miles RT for my 25 - North shore of Mass to Miami. 22 hours down and 24 hour tow back with a buddy.
                      [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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                      • #12
                        Thanks for that info,Snappergapper. I may go that route also with the liner but Im still thinking about hanging power on the transom. Wish I could ride in a bracketed 25. I will be posting all hatch covers,hardware,and back boxes soon if anyone needs them. Also starboard hatches that fit both console doors.

                        Lots of miles logged for Makos. Wow. Wife still think Im crazy. Going through Atlanta with bad tires was nerve racking. 75 in Atlanta is unlike any road Ive ever been on.

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by Tossedabout


                          I will be posting all hatch covers,hardware,and back boxes soon if anyone needs them. Also starboard hatches that fit both console doors.



                          I'd be interested in the drop in storage boxes if you're getting rid of those.
                          [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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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Tossedabout


                            I bought my first locally. 1978 21

                            Boat my second from Leonard town Maryland

                            Im in Charlotte.



                            I started work for NAVAIR at Pax River this fall. Leonardtown is up the road. Go through it every other weekend when I drive home to the Virginia Beach area. I don't know how much Lt has grown, but you wouldn't recognize Lexington Park. Some of the old town is still there, but the two lane was widened into a 8-10 lane.

                            I drove from Va Bch area to SC for my 230.

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                            • #15
                              Roughly 1300 miles round trip for my 254. Just outside of Charleston SC to Key Largo and back!

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