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    Just started the journey of rehabbing my 1978 25 CC. The plan is to take her all the way down to the stringers and retrofit the deck to create as much space as possible. Their is a ton of info out there in regards to closing in the transom and removing the fish box. However the bow area is where I would like to improve as well. Anyone know what the process would be to remove the U-Shaped storage and then run a flush deck all through out the boat? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!

    Also my family owns a 31 Bertram and there are a handful of companies out there that make kits specifically for the 31, decks, interior, fuel tanks, etc. Is there anyone out there that does something similar for the 25??

    P.S. The process of finding my first Mako has taken over 3 years! Beyond thrilled to be apart of the CM community officially!!!

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    Good luck with the build! I feel your pain, I am still looking for my first mako 25 and its been well over three years. The guys here will share everything they know and then some! Would love to see a picture of what you are starting with.
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    Originally posted by crackanoonfishn


    Just started the journey of rehabbing my 1978 25 CC. The plan is to take her all the way down to the stringers and retrofit the deck to create as much space as possible. Their is a ton of info out there in regards to closing in the transom and removing the fish box. However the bow area is where I would like to improve as well. Anyone know what the process would be to remove the U-Shaped storage and then run a flush deck all through out the boat? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!


    Also my family owns a 31 Bertram and there are a handful of companies out there that make kits specifically for the 31, decks, interior, fuel tanks, etc. Is there anyone out there that does something similar for the 25??

    P.S. The process of finding my first Mako has taken over 3 years! Beyond thrilled to be apart of the CM community officially!!!


    1982 Whaler Montauk 90HP( sold)[br]1977 25 Mako CC 225HP

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    • #3
      No kits for the Mako's, but here is a template you can follow.

      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=54558
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      Originally posted by crackanoonfishn


      Just started the journey of rehabbing my 1978 25 CC. The plan is to take her all the way down to the stringers and retrofit the deck to create as much space as possible. Their is a ton of info out there in regards to closing in the transom and removing the fish box. However the bow area is where I would like to improve as well. Anyone know what the process would be to remove the U-Shaped storage and then run a flush deck all through out the boat? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!


      Also my family owns a 31 Bertram and there are a handful of companies out there that make kits specifically for the 31, decks, interior, fuel tanks, etc. Is there anyone out there that does something similar for the 25??

      P.S. The process of finding my first Mako has taken over 3 years! Beyond thrilled to be apart of the CM community officially!!!


      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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      • #4
        Thanks Sailor!

        I will try to post some pictures this week. The mechanic is backed up and won't see the boat for another week or so.

        Anyone know if the boat can handle twin 250's??? Boat currently has 200's. What kind of performance can I expect with 200's?

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by crackanoonfishn



          Anyone know if the boat can handle twin 250's??? Boat currently has 200's. What kind of performance can I expect with 200's?


          Not without some serious modifications like a full flotation bracket and raising the floor significantly, but even then what is the point? These hulls have a rounded keel and smaller c***** so they get a little squirrel I'm told around 60. Most people buy these hulls for the rough water ride, not the speed. You can still be a 50 mph boat with a single 300.
          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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          • #6
            I agree with sailor I dont think I would ever want 2 250's. I dont think I want 2 200's. Single 300 is the way to go.
            Tequesta,Fl[br]Work in progress \'77 25[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53441&whichpage=1[br]

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            • #7
              What kind of performance can I expect to see with twin 200's? in a real world scenario fuel, ice, bait, gear, 4 adults??? Can I I cruise in the high 30's or touch 40?

              Also has anyone considered moving the tank forward to offset the weight?

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              • #8
                There is one guy on here in particular that knockedout out that front bulkhead and moved the tank into the "front bilge" area. Probably makes for better weight balancing if youre going down to the stringers its a good idea. Right now with a 96' Carbed yamaha 250 2 stroke I cruise at 30knts at 4500 ish RMP's, WOT is close to 38knts. This is with 50gal fuel, 3 men, gear, ice, etc... I would think with 2 200's you'd be close to 50knts.
                Tequesta,Fl[br]Work in progress \'77 25[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53441&whichpage=1[br]

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                • #9
                  i would think you can touch 40. with my single suzuki 250 in my factory original 25 i can touch 40 if the tide and wind are right. i cruise in the low 30s
                  Marc Muzzy[br]S.W. Florida [br]Anna Maria Island[br]\'81 25 \'09 suzuki 250[br]

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                  • #10
                    I have been trying to post pictures, but this photobucket issue seems to be keeping people from seeing the pics. Has anyone found a way to resolve this?

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                    • #11
                      I have a 78 25 ft and the best we done is 42 mph all topped out with a 2 stroke 250hp Yamaha
                      Prev Boats[br]1974 18ft Fleetcraft 74-97[br]1974 20ft Mako 95-99[br]Currently[br]1978 25ft Mako CC 99-??

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by crackanoonfishn


                        I have been trying to post pictures, but this photobucket issue seems to be keeping people from seeing the pics. Has anyone found a way to resolve this?



                        Use Imgur.
                        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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                        • #13
                          I have twin 225's on my 1985 254 with a 30" setback flotation bracket. I am still working out the kinks, but I can run around 30 at about 3800 RPM and will be 40 at 5500 RPM. I am getting a ton of prop slip though, so still working out kinks.

                          The nice thing with this setup is it is not a huge burden on the engines and I can plane out the boat with only one motor, so if one goes 20 miles out I can still come home quickly.
                          \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat

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                          • #14
                            I'm running mid 40's with merc 150 4 strokes my top was 47 with emerita 17p
                            84 mako 254 \"Child Seaport\" Polk City Fl

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                              Been hard at work past couple months. Here is what we started with back in October Stand by for more pics

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