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  • Mako Flats Boat (pics)

    Wanted to post some pics of my Mako flats boat. Original owner...grandmother purchased this new in the mid/late 90's and fished the Keys, Miami, and Everglades. More than 20 years later the boat is still doing the same thing and is still rock solid. I took over the boat in 2012 and it's been great.

    In 2016 I stripped the boat down to the hull and re rigged it. New wiring, pumps, steering, switches, etc. The Johnson Ocean Runner 90hp is honestly the perfect match for this hull (power/weight) and rock solid as well. Starts up first time, every time, whether it's been a day or 6 months.























    Sorry for the vertical pics

  • #2
    That's a beautiful boat. I've always wanted one of the flats models.

    Your first post, Welcome to Classic Mako!
    -Raul
    from Tampa, FL

    :::Under Construction:::
    1985 Mako 254 - Twin Suzuki 200s in the future
    http://forum.classicmako.com/forum/c...rglass-squot-s

    1987 Mako 171 Angler - 2017 Suzuki 115
    http://forum.classicmako.com/forum/c...ngler-splashed

    1987 Mako 21B - 2013 Suzuki 150 4 stroke For Sale Soon

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    • #3
      That's a great looking boat. Very nicely done.

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      • #4
        That's a great looking boat. Very nicely done.

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        • #5
          Love the boat! Love the story just as much...
          1997 232B 2017 suzuki 250 \"ROCK BOTTOM\"[br] [br]

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          • #6
            Love the boat! Love the story just as much...
            1997 232B 2017 suzuki 250 \"ROCK BOTTOM\"[br] [br]

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            • #7
              Fantastic pics AND a chessie!
              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
                Great story, pretty boat, neat puppy.

                You did pretty work refurbishing her. Good job.

                Thanks for sharing...made me smile.
                Ole Joe
                Just floundering around
                White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                1978 Mako 25

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                • #9
                  Great story, pretty boat, neat puppy.

                  You did pretty work refurbishing her. Good job.

                  Thanks for sharing...made me smile.
                  Ole Joe
                  Just floundering around
                  White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                  1978 Mako 25

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                  • #10
                    Great story, pretty boat, neat puppy.

                    You did pretty work refurbishing her. Good job.

                    Thanks for sharing...made me smile.
                    Ole Joe
                    Just floundering around
                    White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                    1978 Mako 25

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                    • #11
                      Great story. Great looking boat.

                      My grandmother also introduced me to boating/fishing as a child and I use to take her fishing well into her 80's. I'd giggle like a little kid every time I saw her climb with fierce determination up into the truck on the way to the lake. My first boat redo was a worn out '69 bomber bassboat(with cable and pulley stick steer!) with 20hp mercury outboard she gave me. Did that redo at 12 and we fished it through the early '90s. Caught a lot of bass in that $500 boat that most people with these newer $50K bass boats never see.

                      I look around today and wonder how many grandmothers will introduce their grandchildren to the joys of boating. I fear sadly its not as many...

                      Hope you keep the family tradition going.

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                      • #12
                        Great story. Great looking boat.

                        My grandmother also introduced me to boating/fishing as a child and I use to take her fishing well into her 80's. I'd giggle like a little kid every time I saw her climb with fierce determination up into the truck on the way to the lake. My first boat redo was a worn out '69 bomber bassboat(with cable and pulley stick steer!) with 20hp mercury outboard she gave me. Did that redo at 12 and we fished it through the early '90s. Caught a lot of bass in that $500 boat that most people with these newer $50K bass boats never see.

                        I look around today and wonder how many grandmothers will introduce their grandchildren to the joys of boating. I fear sadly its not as many...

                        Hope you keep the family tradition going.

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                        • #13
                          Appreciate it guys. The boat really is great and has served me well.

                          And yep, that's my 6 year old chesapeake bay retriever. She's awesome.

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                          • #14
                            Excellent looking boat! Love the story man. I'd love to get my hands on one of these for my kids to use growing up.
                            1995 231 Tuppens

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                            • #15
                              Excellent looking boat! Love the story man. I'd love to get my hands on one of these for my kids to use growing up.
                              1995 231 Tuppens

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