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  • Jamie's 23 rebuild

    Finally got started on my rebuild in the fall. Time to put some pictures up...



    This is what I started with. Someone else's project. Actually a few someone else's I think.... Bare hull, no wiring or any other rigging left.



    Someone changed the forward deck. They did a good job of the glass work, as far as I can tell.



    They also closed up the i/o cut in the transom since this boat started life as a 23i/o.
    Toronto, Canada
    76 Mako 23
    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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    Got the hull inside and flipped over. Ready to start prepping for new gel.





    The work begins. Sanding, filling, fairing. Lots of fun.
    Toronto, Canada
    76 Mako 23
    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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    • #3


      Sprayed the first coat of gelcoat and something went wrong. The color in the can was "stars and stripes blue" and it looked like a nice blue grey color. When it came out of the spray gun, it immediately changed to a dark purplish grey color. WTF??

      Long talk with the gelcoat manufacturer and "this happens once or twice a year".







      That's better. It looks bluer in the picture than in person. Lots of sanding and polishing and I have shiny sides!!



      A number of coats of barrier coat primer and VC Performance Epoxy bottom paint and the outside is mostly done for now.
      Toronto, Canada
      76 Mako 23
      https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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      • #4




        On to the inside. Two of the bulkheads were pretty wet. Out they came and new Coosa went in. The side and rear decks decks were also pretty wet and delaminating in some places. Cut out the cores from the bottom and glassed in 3/4" coosa here too. Now my decks are SOLID.
        Toronto, Canada
        76 Mako 23
        https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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        • #5


          Flipped it over. Time to get on with the inside.



          Lots more sanding and some coats of primer and she is ready for topside paint.




          Toronto, Canada
          76 Mako 23
          https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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          • #6


            Last pic for tonight. All of the old wet foam had been removed from the hull when I got it and the floor had been patched up.

            I decided to put new foam in. Out came the 2.5" hole saw and I poured new foam in from the inner stringers out to the sides and under the front deck forward of where the fuel tank goes.

            That sums up about 7 months of work. Leaning post and new center console are currently in the works. New fuel tank comes home from the fabricator this week. Still have engine bracket to do and wiring. Coming along, but spring is coming faster...
            Toronto, Canada
            76 Mako 23
            https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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            • #7
              That looks great! What year model is that? Bottom profile ans mustard colored floor look like a 70s model but I've never seen one with that transom bump before. Was it an I/O originally?
              Texas[br]\'76 Mako 23- A work in progress[br]

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              • #8
                What a neat boat you have Jamie. She deserves the restoration you are doing. I have only seen a few 23 I/O and always thought they were neat.

                I don't recall ever seeing the profile of one sitting in the water as shown in your fist pic. What gorgeous lines she has...beautiful.

                Keep up the good work you are doing...and keep us up to date with your progress please.
                Ole Joe
                Just floundering around
                White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                1978 Mako 25

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                • #9
                  I take it you are bracketing and putting an outboard on it...What type of power you going with. Beautiful progress so far
                  Billy[br]1974 Mako23 CC Cuddy IO[br]200hp Cummins Mercruiser Diesel w/ Bravo 3X Drive[br]Bellport Long Island NY[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=42355#319618[br][/URL][br]

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the kind words guys.

                    Sharpest, it is a 1976 like yours but originally with an I/O. I think that it started life as the cuddy version but had the deck removed at some time before I got it.

                    Thanks Flounder. The lines of this boat are a big part of why I bought it.

                    Billy, yes plans are for a bracket and 300HP Yamaha or Evinrude G2. Still on the fence about which one to get. Making that decision in the next week or so...
                    Toronto, Canada
                    76 Mako 23
                    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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                    • #11
                      Neat, don't see too many I/o's. That cap and the forward deck look original to me. Keep the pics coming!
                      Texas[br]\'76 Mako 23- A work in progress[br]

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                      • #12
                        You answered my question: 7 months of work! Looks great!

                        quote:


                        Originally posted by jamie




                        Last pic for tonight. All of the old wet foam had been removed from the hull when I got it and the floor had been patched up.
                        I decided to put new foam in. Out came the 2.5" hole saw and I poured new foam in from the inner stringers out to the sides and under the front deck forward of where the fuel tank goes.

                        That sums up about 7 months of work. Leaning post and new center console are currently in the works. New fuel tank comes home from the fabricator this week. Still have engine bracket to do and wiring. Coming along, but spring is coming faster...


                        Bill Murphy

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                        • #13
                          I'm close to doing some foaming like this up fwd around my fish box. Any tips? Was the 2 1/2in hole large enough or too big? Any tips are greatly appreciated.

                          You project looks great btw.
                          Fort Lauderdale, FL[br]1990 231 Mako[br]1998 Keywest 1720[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48918[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=57912[br][/url]

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by make231


                            I'm close to doing some foaming like this up fwd around my fish box. Any tips? Was the 2 1/2in hole large enough or too big? Any tips are greatly appreciated.


                            You project looks great btw.


                            Thanks.

                            The 2.5" hole was fine. Could go a bit smaller if you wanted, but if the foam starts to "go off" before you pour, having a bigger hole makes it easier to pour quickly. I don't think that it is much different filling a 2" vs 3" hole when you are done...

                            Definitely a good idea to know where the stringers and bulkheads are in the area that you are pouring so that you get foam everywhere that you are expecting it to go. Also make sure that there aren't holes that the expanding foam can come through and end up where you don't want it... I used an inspection camera to confirm that things under the floor were what I was expecting. I also used it to see where I needed to pour more foam and whether I was getting it all the way back from my holes.

                            If it gets somewhere that you don't want it, deal with it right away. The foam is pretty easy to remove as it starts to set (less than 5 min after you pour it) but gets a lot harder to deal with shortly after that. Expect it to be pretty hot, work gloves would be a bonus here if you have to pull some out. I didn't have any handy and it was pretty uncomfortable digging into it with only latex gloves.

                            Wear gloves and long sleeves. This stuff is super sticky and hard to get off your skin after it sets. I got a little bit on my forearm with each pour (scraping out the bucket) which added up over all of the pours that I did. At the end, I couldn't get it off with acetone. It took about 3 days to flake off and was fairly uncomfortable until it did...

                            Work in small batches. You only get about 20 or 30 seconds to mix it and about 60 seconds until it starts to expand. Only measure out what you can mix in that short time. I used XL paper coffee cups to measure with. Two cups of each part, which gave me close to 2 qts of mixed foam before it expanded which worked well.

                            I used most of a 10 Gallon kit of 2lb foam to do stringers out to the sides from the transom to the step in the floor at the front and then under the whole stepped up front floor.
                            Toronto, Canada
                            76 Mako 23
                            https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...t-s-23-rebuild

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it
                              Fort Lauderdale, FL[br]1990 231 Mako[br]1998 Keywest 1720[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48918[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=57912[br][/url]

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