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  • Snappergapper- removal of Aft Boxes on 224

    Decided fishing has been slow offshore and I am not available much over the nex 60 days. I opted to take this afternoon to remove the Aft boxes and make a lot more room. The first cut took 6 years but got it done. Now its time to start planning the rebuild.















    Three trash bags of foam and remains of the boxes


    [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

  • #2
    Get ready for the itch...LOL I started cutting my Mako in short sleeves and opted to get in a hot ass tyvek suit after rolling around with splinters of fiberglass everywhere...

    Good Luck with the project!!!
    Steven Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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    • #3
      planning to leave it open all the way to the outer hull for toe room?
      76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by ssfishx


        planning to leave it open all the way to the outer hull for toe room?



        That is the plan. Will build up the wall with Mat and core mat. Will mold the front corner to round. Will us composite on the deck with a slight angle from back corner to the channel to keep water from pooling. Looking forward to have my knees against the bolster pads verse shine busters.

        Yes itching. Not to bad. That was mu buddy helping in the picture. I am very amazed how much room I have now back 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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        • #5
          hope he was at least wearing a respirator!!
          76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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          • #6
            Bracket, new Suzy, & now box removal...just love making me jealous [].

            I really look forward to watching this, and maybe once house drama settles I'll finally pull the trigger. I too would want to leave it open to the outer hull, and have wondered how much more work it would be to rebuild the corner around battery boxes and remove excess for splash board.
            \'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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            • #7
              no turning back now! While you are at it, I would cut out the rear hatches and turn them 90*, so you have a squared off stern.
              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
                Definitely putting your own signature on that Gal. [8D]

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                • #9
                  Chuck, Sailor,

                  Both of those have crossed my mind. The issue is the gutter and the floor change. Now the floor maybe added to my list to raise up and make flush.

                  That elbow is hollow behind it but provides a lot of stability to teh overall design.

                  The box redesign would be tough the way my transom is formed. If I ever update the transom with a Pour then those may become part of the game.

                  I am working on the tie in to the channels or completely filling the channels. in the aft section and using slope in the new floor to direct the water. Other then rain it stays pretty dry. I am hoping to not miss November full moon snapper but hours are tough right now with kids sports and new role at work. Looking at all options. Will keep it updated and let you all know how it turns out.

                  Surprised no one said in floor fish boxes.
                  [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
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by snappergapper



                    Surprised no one said in floor fish boxes.



                    You aint got time for that.

                    Since you mentioned...why not in floor fishboxes?
                    \'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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                    • #11
                      3 softball teams, one little league team, 3 coaching spots....Come on Chuck you know the drill. The kids however are very happy with the space. They are already claiming spots for Destin Fishing! Realistically I have no idea what to do from here but I will have some fun along the way.

                      I pretended to fish in the driveway last night. Man it was nice to have the knees over your feet.
                      [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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                      • #12
                        I will be watching this one closely! I use those boxes for storage but would rather have the extra room. Good luck on the project.
                        [br]Margate NJ[br]1989 Mako 211[br]2009 Etec 200 HO

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                        • #13
                          I hope you've been working on the boat, and not watching your football team ;-).
                          \'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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                          • #14
                            I was watching on and off. Nothing like a late minute fumble.

                            I did a lot of grinding and cleaning of all the edges. Foam is sanded down and ready for glass. I am traveling for work fro a few days so an order of supplies is going in so next weekend the rebuild should begin. I do have to build two molds for the 90 degree corners to tie the gunnel to the vertical seems

                            Fuel line housing needs some work



                            Edges cleaned and foam lowered



                            Made some shade for working in the driveway. Had a fan in the rod holder in the LP


                            [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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                            • #15
                              Finally someone has cut the boxes and plans to finish the project. Well done. Please document this one with as much detail as you can...it seems everyone with a 224 is unsure how to put it back together.[]
                              Jim[br]Back-n-Black[br]1983 Mako 224[br]Davidson, NC[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37894

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