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    Hey all,

    I've posted a bit here and there but never did a proper "Hello", I wanted to wait until I REALLY had the boat.

    Back in the middle of March I put my son on the plane to FL for spring break with his grandparents, and then went straight to look at the boat that caught my eye on craigslist; 1980 228 with a 225hp ficht.

    Yes, I brought it straight to my local mechanic to get the bad news on the ficht. Its been there ever since, and the rest of the family has somehow managed to keep the secret from my son.

    Tomorrow morning the secret is OUT!

    The boat runs and we're going to run it.

    I've enjoyed reading lots of expertise and history here over the past few months, and I'm happy to join the cult.
    -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

  • #2
    Cool! Congratulations on the new ride. With 36 posts, you know the next part - pictures!
    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
      Cool! Congratulations on the new ride. With 36 posts, you know the next part - pictures!
      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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      • #4
        Not so much to show, really. It's just a naked boat.


        -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

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        • #5
          Not so much to show, really. It's just a naked boat.


          -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by Scupper


            Not so much to show, really. It's just a naked boat.




            so you are calling this a naked boat. no so hard on her she looks good[]

            congrats and welcome
            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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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Scupper


              Not so much to show, really. It's just a naked boat.




              so you are calling this a naked boat. no so hard on her she looks good[]

              congrats and welcome
              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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              • #8
                Thanks for the compliment.

                "Naked" meaning "in desperate need of some dressing-up and fitting-out".

                Need seating.

                Need a top (though that will be a debate with my sun-worshipping wife)

                Need a chartplotter/fishfinder.

                Need a GOOD swim platform/ladder.

                Need new nonskid throughout, and need to paint the deck and house after patching holes from the former hardtop.

                The good news is that the motor is FINALLY squared away and man she RUNS! Maybe when she's all loaded-up and fitted-out she'll use all that power but right now I think she could do fine with a 175!
                -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the compliment.

                  "Naked" meaning "in desperate need of some dressing-up and fitting-out".

                  Need seating.

                  Need a top (though that will be a debate with my sun-worshipping wife)

                  Need a chartplotter/fishfinder.

                  Need a GOOD swim platform/ladder.

                  Need new nonskid throughout, and need to paint the deck and house after patching holes from the former hardtop.

                  The good news is that the motor is FINALLY squared away and man she RUNS! Maybe when she's all loaded-up and fitted-out she'll use all that power but right now I think she could do fine with a 175!
                  -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the compliment.

                    "Naked" meaning "in desperate need of some dressing-up and fitting-out".

                    Need seating.

                    Need a top (though that will be a debate with my sun-worshipping wife)

                    Need a chartplotter/fishfinder.

                    Need a GOOD swim platform/ladder.

                    Need new nonskid throughout, and need to paint the deck and house after patching holes from the former hardtop.

                    The good news is that the motor is FINALLY squared away and man she RUNS! Maybe when she's all loaded-up and fitted-out she'll use all that power but right now I think she could do fine with a 175!
                    -Mike [br]Formerly a 228 kinda guy

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                    • #11
                      Very Nice! welcome to CM.
                      Perdido Key, FL[br]Birmingham, AL[br]\"Old age and treachery will always win out over youth and inexperience.\"[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18523[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22153

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                      • #12
                        Boat Looks good!

                        is it an optical illusion or are you spinning a left handed prop?
                        76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to site with a boat and pics
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by ssfishx


                          Boat Looks good!


                          is it an optical illusion or are you spinning a left handed prop?


                          Hahahaha, Good Eye leo, maybe he wants a RH rotaton lower unit
                          Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to site with a boat and pics
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by ssfishx


                            Boat Looks good!


                            is it an optical illusion or are you spinning a left handed prop?


                            Hahahaha, Good Eye leo, maybe he wants a RH rotaton lower unit
                            Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                            • #15
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Stroken


                              Welcome to site with a boat and pics

                              quote:


                              Originally posted by ssfishx


                              Boat Looks good!


                              is it an optical illusion or are you spinning a left handed prop?


                              Hahahaha, Good Eye leo, maybe he wants a RH rotaton lower unit


                              hadn't thought of that?[]
                              76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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