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  • Steve the boat looks amazing. I cannot wait to see in water pics and performance numbers. Looks like you went 25" shaft and mounted low? What prop are you starting with?
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=31915

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    • Congratulations Steve.

      The "Blind Hog" lives again. She is awsome.
      Ole Joe
      Just floundering around
      White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
      1978 Mako 25

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      • Congratulations!

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        • Still working on the break in on the motor so no real good numbers yet and can’t tell if I’m propped right since I can’t hit WOT but that will happen next outing. The 300 Suzuki seems like such a perfect match for this hull. Very balanced, responsive, great running attitude, very little now lift, and economy in the 2.5 - 3.0 range around the 25-33 mph cruise speed, pretty much as expected. I know I will be slower then Badfish’s 254 as his is lighter, slick bottom and no crows nest. Here’s some pics of the mostly finished Blind Hog. Still a laundry list of items like VHF, outriggers and a few other odds and ends, oh and that damn front anchor locker hatch.....

          Bottom paint will be addressed next winter.
          Last edited by Sailor; 07-07-2020, 10:43 AM.
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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          • More pics
            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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              • Well done Steve. You have done a first class job on her.
                You should be very proud.
                Ole Joe
                Just floundering around
                White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                1978 Mako 25

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                • Looks incredible. I hope mine looks half as good as that some day.

                  Current
                  '76 Mako 25 w/ '03 300 Yamaha HPDI
                  Previous
                  '85 Mako 21B w/ '94 225 yamaha
                  '73 Mako 19 w/ '96 112spl Evinrude
                  Brick, NJ

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                  • Looking good Sailor!!

                    I'm getting ready wire up my Mako. and was wondering about some of the things that you have done...

                    - Which switches have you used on the dash? Are those Bocatech or something else? Is that one of Eddies switch panels?
                    - How do you like having the ignition switch inside the console? Do you find it inconvenient to have to go into the console to start/stop the engine?
                    - Is that a spare main relay next to the battery switches? Is the idea to move cables over if needed due to failure?
                    Toronto, Canada
                    76 Mako 23
                    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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                    • Originally posted by jamie View Post
                      Looking good Sailor!!

                      I'm getting ready wire up my Mako. and was wondering about some of the things that you have done...

                      - Which switches have you used on the dash? Are those Bocatech or something else? Is that one of Eddies switch panels?
                      - How do you like having the ignition switch inside the console? Do you find it inconvenient to have to go into the console to start/stop the engine?
                      - Is that a spare main relay next to the battery switches? Is the idea to move cables over if needed due to failure?
                      Yes they are bocatech and yes that is a custom Ringleader dash panel with blue led back lighting! Very happy with it!

                      The motor is push button start and stop so the key is nothing more then an on/off switch. I didn't see any reason to have it on the dash as my goal was to keep everything clean and uncluttered. If you look at larger center consoles, especially those with multiple motors, the key swtich is in the console. I first saw this with the larger 370 Boston Whaler ten years ago and it makes perfect sense. Once the key is turned on in the console, the motor is completely controlled by push button start/stop on the console and the tower.

                      The spare breaker is for my deep drop rod which hasn't been wired in yet. I will have another breaker in there next to is and plugs on either gunnel so I can fish either side and just plug in the real and not have to run a wire across the deck and into the console.

                      The biggest thing you can do in wiring IMO is take your time to lay it out and label everything on both sides. I bought a heat shrink label maker and printed labels for what I was wiring at each end of each wire. it's easy to remember what you are doing when you are doing it but years later or if someone else is trouble shooting it's very difficult to figure out a problem (and all boats will eventually have a problem) if there aren't any labels.
                      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                      • It took a while but it looks great Steve! The Hog is ready to run all over the ocean once again for many years to come, congrats!
                        David, New Kent, Va[br]



                        [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                        • Steve,
                          I like the front door in the console...so tired of tieing myself in a knot to work in there.
                          Can you share any details or additional pix of the front access to the console? Is there anyrhing you would do differently?
                          Ole Joe
                          Just floundering around
                          White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                          1978 Mako 25

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                          • Sailor....that's one "Fine Swine".........the boat looks fantastic!




                            A wise man once said, "Son... if it has tits, tires or a transom... sooner or later it's gonna give you problems." -the old man

                            1972 Classic Mako 19

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                            • Originally posted by flounder View Post
                              Steve,
                              I like the front door in the console...so tired of tieing myself in a knot to work in there.
                              Can you share any details or additional pix of the front access to the console? Is there anyrhing you would do differently?
                              I LOVE the front door on the console! Several things I hated about the original design of the 25: access to the console and access to the bilge. I solved both of those have zero regrets about anything I’ve done. WAY more functional and the ride is great.
                              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                              • Twin bracket with a single. first ive seen that. i like that youre leaving all the options open. nice pics steve, love it
                                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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