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  • Bow Troll Motor for a 224

    Hey guys,

    For those of you who have installed bow mount troll motors on their Makos the size of my 224 or bigger please share your experience, good, bad or any advice, thanks
    Stefan, San Pedro Calif. 1985 Mako 224 CC, Yamaha 225 SS II, Furuno 600L , Furuno 1623 Radar, Furuno 1610 GPS[br]

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    I no longer have the 224, and the trolling motor was sold to another CM member, but perhaps these links will help answer your questions...

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=15507

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=20485

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...trolling,motor

    http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32528

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=52095

    HYH...
    Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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    • #3
      MINN KOTA 72" REMOTE CONTROL..36 VOLT//BATTERIES ARE A MUST UNDER CONSOLE DUE TO WEIGHT...PERFORMANCE IS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR. INSHORE OR OFFSHORE.
      EXPLRGAB 224/221[br]PORT ST LUCIE, FL

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      • #4
        Thank you guys
        Stefan, San Pedro Calif. 1985 Mako 224 CC, Yamaha 225 SS II, Furuno 600L , Furuno 1623 Radar, Furuno 1610 GPS[br]

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        • #5
          Thank you guys
          Stefan, San Pedro Calif. 1985 Mako 224 CC, Yamaha 225 SS II, Furuno 600L , Furuno 1623 Radar, Furuno 1610 GPS[br]

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by ob1jeeper


            I no longer have the 224, and the trolling motor was sold to another CM member, but perhaps these links will help answer your questions...



            OB1 talk to me about that raised deck you built? Was it just for the seats or did you put storage under there?
            [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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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by ob1jeeper


              I no longer have the 224, and the trolling motor was sold to another CM member, but perhaps these links will help answer your questions...



              OB1 talk to me about that raised deck you built? Was it just for the seats or did you put storage under there?
              [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
                quote:


                Originally posted by snappergapper


                quote:


                Originally posted by ob1jeeper


                I no longer have the 224, and the trolling motor was sold to another CM member, but perhaps these links will help answer your questions...


                OB1 talk to me about that raised deck you built? Was it just for the seats or did you put storage under there?



                Mark,

                While this certianly was not a long-term method, nor the prettiest or lightest way to do this, it worked well for the years I had the boat which was either covered or parked in the shop when not in use.
                The whole thing was made from 1/2" plywood, and sealed with a coating of vinyl-ester resin to help it live a little longer. For a longer-term material, it could be easily be made lighter and better looking, using coosa & fiberglass, and coated with gel & non-skid.

                The reason I made this, was to make the boat more useable for the bulk of our uses of fresh-water lake boating and fishing.

                It provided a casting platform, a removable pedestal seat from which to operate the trolling motor, and with added pads or a pair of clamp on boat seats, it provided a place for passengers to ride up front, increased storage areas for; life vests, the three batteries for the trolling motor, bumpers, etc. An added bonus, was that it made for a pretty decent place to catch a couple winks, by putting the cooler between the front seat & the platform, and using one of those self-inflating mattresses...

                I covered the top face with outdoor carpeting, screwed in place using small brass wood screws, so it wasn't too slippery to stand and fish from, and was hinged in front to the area directly above the original anchor locker. While I could have used gas struts for support when open, I opted to simply use a piece of 1/2" dowel rod (which doubled as our flag when pulling skiers...) to use as a prop, when opening and putting stuff away or retrieving stuff.

                I made all vertical supports/dividers using the same 1/2" plywood, which I "swiss-cheesed" with a 2" holesaw to both lighten it, and to allow for circulation, to keep things from becoming moldy.

                For support, the dividers were the main support, with the edges of the false decking suported by 1x1/2" redwood strips screwed to the inner hull liner sidewalls.

                All of the above divider/supports were easilly removable, and were held in place with vertical strips of the same 1x1/2" redwood used to be the outer edge support ledge.







                Pedestal quick mount...






                Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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                • #9
                  Thanks. I know I am hijacking the thread. That area i the area that I want to use 2" foam and make something. Maybe removable. I have been thinking of removing a section of the liner and glassing to the floor all the way to the gunnel like I did in the aft end. Then I can have wider storage. only to the half way lid of the fish box. Your pictures give me some ideas now I can visualize.
                  [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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                  • #10
                    Thanks. I know I am hijacking the thread. That area i the area that I want to use 2" foam and make something. Maybe removable. I have been thinking of removing a section of the liner and glassing to the floor all the way to the gunnel like I did in the aft end. Then I can have wider storage. only to the half way lid of the fish box. Your pictures give me some ideas now I can visualize.
                    [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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