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  • 2Ts Possible new 23 project.

    A buddy got this hull as payment for some work hed done and called me knowing I was looking for the next project. Its a pre 78 23 Mako straight inboard. My plan would be to convert to a bracketed outboard. The hulls before 78 had a shallow dead rise unlike the 78 and later that were 19 degrees. I love the lines of the boat and the 3 pc construction of this model but Im a little unsure about the shallow dead rise. The boat would be for nearshore and offshore fishing here in southeast Florida. Does anyone have any experience with the ride quality of these hulls?



  • #2
    Sell it, find an outboard 23, save alot of money rebuilding the entire transom and removing the running gear and patching over where the shaft/strut/rudder all pass through the hull along with re-arranging the stringers.
    1975 Mako 26 Inboard[br]1976 Mako 23 Inboard[br]1984 Rhodes 19[br]Padanaram, MA

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    • #3
      Transom would require substantial reinforcement before you could bracket. The inboard hulls dont have the transom strength.

      If you want a bracket outboard id start with a hull more suited.

      Drop a diesel into that inboard hull and youll have a great boat!

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      • #4
        Im not scared of the work, I actually enjoy it and the challenge. My 17 build from keel up shows this. What Im more interested in knowing is the ride of this particular low dead rise hull.

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        • #5
          Projects are fine, but round hole, square peg.
          1975 Mako 26 Inboard[br]1976 Mako 23 Inboard[br]1984 Rhodes 19[br]Padanaram, MA

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          • #6
            Keep it as an in board. That boat will ride better in the current configuration. If it was free...maybe.

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            • #7
              I dont care for inboards for what I use a boat for. The boat is basically free and other than being larger and filling the shaft log hole gutting it and rebuilding it with a Coosa cored transom and new stringers and bulkheads is the same as I have done on my current project. There are Bertram outboard conversions everywhere. I get the purist mentality but its certainly not rocket science.

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              • #8
                I found this beauty.

                http://www.classicmako.com/projects/carpenter/annie3/

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                • #9
                  I like it! Every vintage $500-$2000 mako needs a new transom so take that of the table. 3 piece boat is awesome so check in that box. Weight and balance is easily delt with. To me it comes down to the ride and how you feel about the hull shape. How big do you want to be able to get offshore in and how fast do you want to run. If you are good going slower in a moderate chop then I would guess it would be fine. All that said if you love it go for it. If you dont then go for the one you like. I know you keep eyeing the seacrafts. Should have done my 25 mako!

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by 2TDave


                    I found this beauty.

                    http://www.classicmako.com/projects/carpenter/annie3/



                    I/O, not an inboard, that actually has a cored transom. The inboards do not. Its a single layer of fiberglass.

                    You have a lot more bottom cutting and filling to do than just the shaft log. The strut also has a large pocket, and the rudder has a considerable hole.
                    1975 Mako 26 Inboard[br]1976 Mako 23 Inboard[br]1984 Rhodes 19[br]Padanaram, MA

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                    • #11
                      One way to look at it is there is no old rotten transom core that needs to be removed. Just my 2 cents. I would also look forward to watching the rebuild process. More boat porn is never a bad thing.
                      1977 mako 23

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by TPG


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by 2TDave


                        I found this beauty.

                        http://www.classicmako.com/projects/carpenter/annie3/



                        I/O, not an inboard, that actually has a cored transom. The inboards do not. Its a single layer of fiberglass.

                        You have a lot more bottom cutting and filling to do than just the shaft log. The strut also has a large pocket, and the rudder has a considerable hole.

                        I went and looked at it in the water this morning. The stringers run down the sides of the motor. Not that I couldnt of relocated them if they didnt but it wont be necessary. They will just be replaced. I reshaped the last 5 if bottom on my current build to remove a hooks so again no big deal. The boat has beautiful lines and is a relatively simple undertaking. Now if someone would just tell me how they handle in chop.


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                        • #13
                          Ill be going and looking again when it gets pulled out of the water but so far I like what I see. The transom fishbox is a great start for a livewell and wont require reworking the transom design and the 3 piece design simplifies things hugely.








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                          • #14
                            If you go through with it, make sure to post up parts that are getting chucked to see if anyone wants them. Some stuff like the teak trim on the cap or the rudder is near impossible to replace.
                            1975 Mako 26 Inboard[br]1976 Mako 23 Inboard[br]1984 Rhodes 19[br]Padanaram, MA

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                            • #15
                              Shes out of the water and Im working on a temporary home for her.




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