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  • 1975 23 Inboard (update 4/6 recessing trim tabs)

    First Post on the forum, but I've read a lot on here. Getting ready to pick up a 1975 23 footer with the full inboard. Pretty much buying it sight unseen, but the price seems right ($1000) and I'm going into it figuring on a total teardown and assuming everything needs done. Here's a couple pics from the current owner, all I've got right now. Will be picking it up this weekend if I can figure out how to get it on my own trailer.






    [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

  • #2
    You have to really love it.
    \"Anything seems possible when you don\'t know what you\'re doing.\"

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    • #3
      quote:


      Originally posted by BallBuster


      You have to really love it.



      Great point. I did a test run this past year with a 1979 McKee Craft, full restore. Granted it's a MUCH smaller project, I was able to learn a lot from it and confirm that a boat this size is something I can do.
      [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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      • #4
        That looks like it will be a great project. 3 piece hull and with a little Imagination it be whatever you want it to be. Good luck and keep the pics coming.
        BadMako.[br]

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by BarryJohnsonjr


          That looks like it will be a great project. 3 piece hull and with a little Imagination it be whatever you want it to be. Good luck and keep the pics coming.



          Well, hell.. guess I didn't read quite enough then. Can you expand on the whole "3 piece hull" thing? I'm not too stupid, but I don't really know all the terminology.
          [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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          • #6
            Are you planning on keeping the inboard and if so does it run? I picked up the same boat for $300. I highly doubt the motor in mine would run without a good deal of work but since I plan on pulling it and replacing it with an outboard and bracket after all the structural work is done it really doesnt matter. A 3 piece boat is comprised of a hull, a cap and a deck and two piece boats are comprised of the outer hull and a liner. The liner sits inside the hull and is one piece that incorporates the cap/gunnels, inner hull sides and deck all in one. 3 piece boats are preferred by most but are less common and generally more costly.

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by 2TDave


              Are you planning on keeping the inboard and if so does it run? I picked up the same boat for $300. I highly doubt the motor in mine would run without a good deal of work but since I plan on pulling it and replacing it with an outboard and bracket after all the structural work is done it really doesnt matter. A 3 piece boat is comprised of a hull, a cap and a deck and two piece boats are comprised of the outer hull and a liner. The liner sits inside the hull and is one piece that incorporates the cap/gunnels, inner hull sides and deck all in one. 3 piece boats are preferred by most but are less common and generally more costly.



              300 bucks!!!???? Man, I feel like I'm getting ripped off. Thanks for explaining the three piece thing... It's the terminology I'm not familiar with, but I understand now.

              As for the motor... I'm planning on staying with the inboard for sure. Supposedly the motor in it currently runs, but I'm going to be replacing it for sure. Don't throw anything good away from yours... I might need it!
              [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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              • #8
                Yeah its just a hull so its really not worth much but for what I want to do its a pretty good deal. It costs a lot of money and takes a bunch of time to rebuild a boat from the keel up like Im doing on my 17 and will do to the 23. I planned on a year for the 17 and its now a year and a half and will likely be a few more months but it will get done and I really enjoy it.

                Heres the 23.


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                • #9
                  Just got back from a long day picking the boat up. It was able to talk the guy down to 700 bucks, so not too bad. I'll add interior later. Tired as hell.




                  [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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                  • #10
                    Good luck with the rebuild and hurry up! That little man is ready
                    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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                    • #11
                      Congrats
                      ..........

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                      • #12
                        Check out the bondo "trim tabs". Here I thought I was a cheap bastard. This is some african engineering at its finest.






                        [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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                        • #13
                          Looks like someone added a hook to the bottom at some point. Would of helped it plain but also slow it down on the top and definitely not the best with a following sea.

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by 2TDave


                            Looks like someone added a hook to the bottom at some point. Would of helped it plain but also slow it down on the top and definitely not the best with a following sea.



                            I had to look that one up.. Not familiar with the term 'hook' but that's exactly what this is. I should be able to grind it away and then sand it back flat. I had already intended on adding trim tabs later on.
                            [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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                            • #15
                              Here's some more pics of what I'm working with here. She's a mess for sure.


























                              [img=left]https://i.imgur.com/b1nW04t.jpg?2[/img=left][br]1975 23 Inboard [br]Chesapeake, VA[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=59930

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