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  • Finally Bought a 25 Mako..finally working again

    Been looking to upgrade from my 17 foot Whaler Montauk for about three years as many of you know. I have been looking from 23-25 and came across what I believe is an awesome "Garage Find". Saw a 1977 2nd owner 25 Mako listed on the east coast last Wednesday, after talking with the very nice owner, I decided I had to drive out quickly and see this:

    The boat has been garage kept its entire life. The gelcoat still s***** like its new. The interior parts are in tact and the glass all looks great.

    Engine was replaced in 1989 and has "200" ish hours. The old sailor fella that owned stated he felt this was accurate, but no hour meter....

    I had the boat taken to a local mechanic and we pressure tested all cylinders 85-90 psi spot on. Engine fires and runs great. Stator and coils look in great shape. Flywheel doesnt have any wear on teeth. The fella that owned the boat, really took pride in ownership.

    The front live well locker door has some spider cracks..I am going to need some info on repairing that.

    Trailer is great, electric winch, just didn't enjoy driving it back on narrow PA turnpike.

    Hoping I made a good decision...the boat is HUGE compared to my whaler!

    Here is a link to the GOOGLE folder I created: https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...ib?usp=sharing


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

  • #2
    Thats an awesome find. Looks like it just left the show room floor.

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    • #3
      Awesome find. Looks turn key. Whats the plans? Hard top, Leaning Post floor paint? Come on share the details.
      [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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      • #4
        Very nice! Congrats!!!

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        • #5
          Congratulations. Welcome to the club. Your efforts have been rewarded with a truly awsome find.

          I'm very happy for you.

          Enjoy!
          Ole Joe
          Just floundering around
          White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
          1978 Mako 25

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          • #6
            Thank you the boat is the cleanest I have seen in these many years of searching. I am still somewhat in shock of the size, but hoping to work my anxiety out of that one! If nothing else, I found a great boat that another CM member will have dibbs on someday.

            For right now the list is short:

            Fix the front fish box lid cracks in the middle and weak..DOES ANYBODY HAVE A GOOD LINK FOR RECORING the lid?????

            As much as I like the original deck paint, I think it could stand a good coat of a different awlgrip. Would love to hear some comments on that!

            I have to read up on the oil injection unit for the 1989 225 Johnson. The tank is under the console. Never had one, have to figure out the maintenance on that!

            Thinking about an immediate move forward on the batteries. Just dont like them in the aft. Comments are appreciated.

            Leaning post and front loungers are in my far off future.
            1982 Whaler Montauk 90HP( sold)[br]1977 25 Mako CC 225HP

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            • #7
              To recore you will need to cut off the underside and grind down to the top skin. Once cleaned you can lay a layer of CSM, 1708 then your core. With the edges rounded on a 45. Then you can do 2 layer with 1708. That should cover about 1/2 day.

              Engine: I will disconnect the oil and go Pre-Mix. Always safer. I did on my 1196 225 and put over 1600 hours on her. She is still running on another boat.

              As far as the deck goes. I am not familiar with paint. I know a lot of sanding.
              [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
                Great find and quite a cream puff! Congrats!
                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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                • #9
                  WOW! I would certainly classify that as a garage find. Congrats on a great Classic.
                  \'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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                  • #10
                    Congrats! welcome to the club
                    [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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                    • #11
                      Thank you snapper....what is CSM?

                      I was already thinking about the oil mix disconnect. At least if it runs out of oil...its my fault!
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by snappergapper


                      To recore you will need to cut off the underside and grind down to the top skin. Once cleaned you can lay a layer of CSM, 1708 then your core. With the edges rounded on a 45. Then you can do 2 layer with 1708. That should cover about 1/2 day.


                      Engine: I will disconnect the oil and go Pre-Mix. Always safer. I did on my 1196 225 and put over 1600 hours on her. She is still running on another boat.

                      As far as the deck goes. I am not familiar with paint. I know a lot of sanding.


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

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                      • #12
                        Have to tell you, your boat inspired me! I use to read your thread weekly...Wish the pictures were available again!
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                        Originally posted by mrdelgado


                        Congrats! welcome to the club



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

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                        • #13
                          While not a CM link, this tutorial illustrates the procedure.

                          http://lahowind.com/2013/10/15/saili...or-well-hatch/

                          Though it uses a different layup schedule then that suggested by

                          snappergapper, either way should be fine for a hatch. If it were me, I'd cut the edges of the new core to a 45 and tie the glass into the top skin instead of using filler for a taper.
                          Ole Joe
                          Just floundering around
                          White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                          1978 Mako 25

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by flounder


                            While not a CM link, this tutorial illustrates the procedure.


                            http://lahowind.com/2013/10/15/saili...or-well-hatch/

                            Though it uses a different layup schedule then that suggested by

                            snappergapper, either way should be fine for a hatch. If it were me, I'd cut the edges of the new core to a 45 and tie the glass into the top skin instead of using filler for a taper.


                            I'd also take this as an opportunity to ditch the wood, and use nida-core or divinycell or another composite.
                            ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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                            • #15
                              Snapper i figured out CSM is chopped strand mat! What type and thickness of core would you recommend? What epoxy would be best for this? I have used west system in past. Thank You!
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by snappergapper


                              To recore you will need to cut off the underside and grind down to the top skin. Once cleaned you can lay a layer of CSM, 1708 then your core. With the edges rounded on a 45. Then you can do 2 layer with 1708. That should cover about 1/2 day.


                              Engine: I will disconnect the oil and go Pre-Mix. Always safer. I did on my 1196 225 and put over 1600 hours on her. She is still running on another boat.

                              As far as the deck goes. I am not familiar with paint. I know a lot of sanding.


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

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