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    He guys new here (first post) and getting ready to do a transom on my 94 221B. The only thing I know now is the transom is wet because I havent actually picked up the boat yet and brought it home. Other than the transom the boat is in great shape and while I would normally steer clear of a bad transom this boat is special to me. I met a guy when I was around 13 and he needed a fishing buddy offshore and I was pretty hardcore for a kid so we became life long fishing friends and here it is 22yrs later and hes was looking to get rid of the boat but I couldnt let it just disappear because my offshore memories started off with that boat so now Im picking it up next month and going to make so more good memories with it. Will post some pictures once I figure out how lol

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    Welcome to CM! Great story and very similar to mine. I grew up fishing on my 25 and ended up with it as well. Now making memories with my son.

    To post pics, you need to upload them to a image host, like Imgur, then post the IMG code in the body of your post and the pics will show up.

    Lots of people on here, myself including, used Arjay to rebuild our transoms which is a pourable ceramic and fills every void and is completely waterproof.
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    Originally posted by Wecatchin


    He guys new here (first post) and getting ready to do a transom on my 94 221B. The only thing I know now is the transom is wet because I havent actually picked up the boat yet and brought it home. Other than the transom the boat is in great shape and while I would normally steer clear of a bad transom this boat is special to me. I met a guy when I was around 13 and he needed a fishing buddy offshore and I was pretty hardcore for a kid so we became life long fishing friends and here it is 22yrs later and hes was looking to get rid of the boat but I couldnt let it just disappear because my offshore memories started off with that boat so now Im picking it up next month and going to make so more good memories with it. Will post some pictures once I figure out how lol



    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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    • #3
      Awesome story and good luck with project. Sailor is spot on with the image suggestions. I use photbucket but they went insane for awhile and recently came back to their senses.

      I fished on my 238 with my step dad for years then bought it from him. Your story is better lol
      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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      • #4
        Guys I cant say how much the project boats on here help motivate me to not only bring it back to life but put special touches to make it mine

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        • #5
          Ok guys after a lot of planning and a 1700 mile weekend drive my boats here with me. Ive got more research to do and materials to gather in order to get this thing done.

          [img][/img]http://imgur.com/qq9Ut1G

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          • #6
            ok Guys I finally figured out how to add pictures. Heres my boat


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            • #7
              Ok heres the cracks on the bottom of the transom. Its shot and has to be repaired so now Im trying to decide on materials to use. Im going with arjay pourable but curious how much you guys think I need and also which resin do you recommend to use with the glass?


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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Wecatchin


                Ok heres the cracks on the bottom of the transom. Its shot and has to be repaired so now Im trying to decide on materials to use. Im going with arjay pourable but curious how much you guys think I need and also which resin do you recommend to use with the glass?



                Their website has a calculator for how much product you should need, just gotta get accurate measurements of your transom. Epoxy resins are always best, although terribly expensive.however! Poly and vinyl resins will not bond to epoxy resins. Epoxy resins will bond to all of them. Epoxy resin also produces something called anime blush that has to be sanded and washed thoroughly between coats. Another issue is I'm not sure what resin Arjay uses, I dont remember it being epoxy based but I could be wrong. Poly and vinyl resins are sufficient though so dont feel like you have to have epoxy, after all your hull was built with poly resin to begin with
                1990 241 Restoration In Progress
                https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...241-cc-restore

                Nicholas
                Stuart, Florida

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                • #9
                  look up Stroken's project and see how many he used for his 221, but probably about four buckets.
                  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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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Sailor


                    look up Stroken's project and see how many he used for his 221, but probably about four buckets.



                    Have to take into account that Stroken hollowed out stringers and filled with Arjay too. I used 2 buckets plus 2 gallons, so if I had to guess I would say right on bubble; 3 not enough and 4 too much.
                    \'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
                      Sweet thanks guys. One more thing, Im hard core fishing and thats what this boat will do %90 of the time. Has anyone installed a transom baitwell? Or at least improved livewell over the factory one?

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                      • #12
                        I have a real similar hull and I added a leaning post Live well. best addition for fishing. My in floor is now insulated and acts as a bait box or drink storage.
                        [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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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by Wecatchin


                          Sweet thanks guys. One more thing, Im hard core fishing and thats what this boat will do %90 of the time. Has anyone installed a transom baitwell? Or at least improved livewell over the factory one?



                          What are your power plans? I think with original bracket, especially if going with new (heavier) motor, you will have weight issues. That is alot of weight added to back, and original bracket does not provide alot of flotation.
                          \'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
                            Im really leaning toward the etec g2 250 ho or the 300. Theyre around 100lbs more than the 225 I have on there now. I would like a bracket with more floatation than the factory, which ones are you guys going with?

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                            • #15
                              Im really leaning toward the etec g2 250 ho or the 300. Theyre around 100lbs more than the 225 I have on there now. I would like a bracket with more floatation than the factory, which ones are you guys going with?

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