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  • #16
    Andy - I did not think about transducer and bracket interference. Once I am up and running I plan on upgrading (larger) Garmin and maybe transducer too now. I do not remember model, but currently have transom mount Garmin Chirp.

    Ryan - I am limited on space/storage, and after 224 transom/bottom I downgraded compressor. I discovered earlier this week that my compressor is not big enough to properly run air DA. I'll likely use electric on 400 grit, and higher grit 1000 & 2000 continue by hand; wet sanding and electricity doesn't seem like best option.

    Justin - I did bust out the Easy-Off. I hit starboard side with a can, let sit while I cut grass, and then hit with powerwasher. It really broke up the blue boot stripe and it came right off. The bottom apparently has layers and I could see paint coming off, so I'll likely hit 1 more time before I sand bow area.

    Immediate project is figure out how to replace this cross member with boat on trailer...



    I replace front L beam to install keel bunks, but bunk brackets do not fit the I beam. I have all the parts, just have to figure out how with boat on trailer.





    I need to be able to splash to sell running motors. I know if I want to sell these older motors I need to have on boat and let potential buyer run.
    \'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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    • #17
      I would keel block the boat to get it off the trailer and then move the bunk boards in so that it will lift the boat higher up off the trailer. Pretty scary how close they are to the beams. You can replace the beam at the same time. I have four boat stands if you need them.
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
      https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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      • #18
        quote:


        Originally posted by Sailor


        I have four boat stands if you need them.



        Heading to Mobile anytime soon []? I think 2 boat stands would get me done. I was going to Jack and block, but my floor jack doesn't have enough lift. I could jack trailer as high as it will go, place stands under bow, and lower; that would likely give the clearance I need.
        \'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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        • #19
          quote:


          Originally posted by Sailor


          I have four boat stands if you need them.



          Heading to Mobile anytime soon []? I think 2 boat stands would get me done. I was going to Jack and block, but my floor jack doesn't have enough lift. I could jack trailer as high as it will go, place stands under bow, and lower; that would likely give the clearance I need.
          \'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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          • #20
            quote:


            Originally posted by Sailor


            I have four boat stands if you need them.



            Heading to Mobile anytime soon []? I think 2 boat stands would get me done. I was going to Jack and block, but my floor jack doesn't have enough lift. I could jack trailer as high as it will go, place stands under bow, and lower; that would likely give the clearance I need.
            \'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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            • #21
              quote:


              Originally posted by Sailor


              I have four boat stands if you need them.



              Heading to Mobile anytime soon []? I think 2 boat stands would get me done. I was going to Jack and block, but my floor jack doesn't have enough lift. I could jack trailer as high as it will go, place stands under bow, and lower; that would likely give the clearance I need.
              \'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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              • #22
                How far are you from the water? You can't anchor or moor it for a couple hours while you rework the trailer?
                [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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                • #23
                  How far are you from the water? You can't anchor or moor it for a couple hours while you rework the trailer?
                  [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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                  • #24
                    You can buy the separate GFI plug or the shurhold one comes with it. Good for vertical surfaces.

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                    • #25
                      I have had a few recommendations for Aqua Strip, so I plan to give that a try before too much more hand sanding. Tuesday was Mardi Gras Holiday here and both boys were down with the flu, so it was a free work on boat day. Temps need to be at least 70 for Aqua Strip and north wind had water too low to launch and work on trailer, so I spent entire day on starboard side (damn it's alot more boat). Pic doesn't show much, but I am very pleased with results. I wet sanded, used 3M Finesse It Restorer, and Collinite marine paste wax...



                      New Placards will be going on soon thanks to the Mako Ring Master [8D].

                      I need these motors Gone.
                      \'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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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by ChuckB


                        I have had a few recommendations for Aqua Strip, so I plan to give that a try before too much more hand sanding.



                        How many layers of bottom paint do you think you have on there? And is it hard or ablative?

                        I've used all "Back to Nature" line of strippers. Aquastrip is their least toxic, boat friendly stripper. I found their Ultra strip was far more effective and why it's 3x as much and not sold at boat stores. Most stores have gone green so you have to go to amazon and ebay for the good stuff. Not having to sand is priceless though. These strippers will continue to penetrate layers until they dry up. To prevent drying, I applied cling wrap over the areas to trap the moisture in. Like I said, as long as its moist it will continue working. I've kept the scrapings in a bucket, reapllied the scrappings to areas on the boat and it was still effective. Just my $.02 I'm sure a lot of people apply it, wait an hour, pressure wash it and start cussing...
                        [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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                        • #27
                          I'm going to guess no more than 2-3 layers, and I believe it is ablative. It rubs off on your hand like the paint on the 224, but nowhere near as easy or as much; I'm attributing that to age. I got the smallest amount of Aqua Stripe they had, and will give it a try (applied generously and then cling wrapped). I will report back, and have plenty of sand paper if this fails.
                          \'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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                          • #28
                            Chuck the 3m perfect-it system is undefeated! Its for gel coat

                            The medium cut should be plenty compound, followed by the polish then hit it with the 885

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                            • #29
                              Chuck

                              You can just jack the front up with jack place bunks and lower back. That's how I did my front.
                              [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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                              • #30
                                Aqua Strip results on the port side...

                                Before...



                                Applied generously, covered with cling wrap, and left to sit for ~2hrs...





                                Remove cling wrap, scrapped, and then quick hit with the power washer. I believe alot more would have come off scrapping, but I was nervous and felt I was going to gouge the gel coat scrapping too aggressively...



                                So yes sanding is still required, and still doing by hand...



                                Still plenty to go, but I like seeing results. Overall Aqua Strip was easy to use and yielded satisfactory results. I would have loved for it to have completely stripped, but I don't think that's very realistic. I do not think the power washer did much of anything after Aqua Strip, you are going to have to scrape and scrub to see results. I will get another small container for the bow, transom, and as much of other bottom I can access.
                                \'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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