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  • 23 Inboard Newbie

    Newbie to Makos and this looks like a great site for info. Just purchased a 23 inboard thats in pretty good shape but would like to get it dialed in. Already have three other boats but this boat was to cool to pass up. Can someone tell me what these boats are worth in todays market? What should I look for in the running gear to make sure its ready to go. 350 Mercruiser engine. Thanks in advance and am looking forward to being part of the Mako community.

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum. I am a new member here myself (couple months) and have a 1986 MAKO 236 IB. I am in the process of upgrading everything on the boat (except engine-I pray)and will be happy to share what I have learned so far. There are others on here that know literally everything about the IB and they too, are quick to offer advice and info.
    This barnacle brain won\'t bend

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard to both of you!!! We are all a little pre-ocupied these days getting ready for the Destin funament. Hopefully we will see both your inboards down that way some day. The Inboard prices have come down some in the last few years, but are still a very desirable boat in my opinion. I think its because of everyones need for speed these days. Me personally, I like the rumble and the slow steady pace of an Inboard, and the way they handle the chop. I have had several inboards of different makes. But never a Mako Inboard....

      Post up some pics!!!!

      dave
      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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      • #4
        Welcome first and foremost! What year is your inboard? Mako made two different style inboards the earlier 23 inboard or the 236 that came along in 79' or so. As for running gear make sure transmission shifts smoothly and quietly. Check the shaft stuffing and rudder stuffing. make sure your rubber hose/seal that connects the shaft log to the stuffing box is in good shape along with the clamps. check the cutlass bearing(rubber piece in strut) is good. take her for a spin. These boats are very simple once you learn what everything does. We need to see pictures!
        80\' 236 IB[br]Douglasville, Ga/Destin, FL[br]\"Yes I am a pirate 200yrs too late\"[br]North,East & West are directions SOUTH is a place![br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29651[br]

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        • #5
          Welcome aboard the board!
          [br]DonK[br]Boca Raton, FL[br]1979 236IB: \'The Fish Tank\'[br]1979 Backcountry 18 \'Boner\'[br]<>< <>< <>< <>< ><> J[br]Redneck Troubleshooting:[br]1) If it moves, but ain\'t supposed to, use Duct Tape[br]2) If it don\'t move, but supposed to, use WD40[br]3) If that don\'t fix it, it\'s electrical![br]

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          • #6
            Welcome! We definitely need more details and plenty of pics []
            [br]***[br]\'82 Ski Nautique - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'80 236IB - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'03 Pursuit 2670 - Destin, FL

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            • #7
              Are you the 'Tunacious' in Florida who had a 31 Oceanmaster on the market recently?

              If so, I know you from Swordfish Central forum. My handle there is 'DonK'

              If not...my bad []
              [br]DonK[br]Boca Raton, FL[br]1979 236IB: \'The Fish Tank\'[br]1979 Backcountry 18 \'Boner\'[br]<>< <>< <>< <>< ><> J[br]Redneck Troubleshooting:[br]1) If it moves, but ain\'t supposed to, use Duct Tape[br]2) If it don\'t move, but supposed to, use WD40[br]3) If that don\'t fix it, it\'s electrical![br]

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