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    Hi I purchased a 1988 221 cc. Mind you it was sold to me as a 22', 1990, with a 1995 Johnson 225. We took the boat out with the our boys and joined other family members to go boating and about 5 minutes out past the inlet........the lower unit cracked,! This is my first boat and although I'm far from stupid I am a person that for some reason insists in believing in people and that the mighty freaking dollar doesn't spoil everyone! Everything about the boat has been misrepresented. Three mechanics- three different stories, i don't have a boat mechanic I know and trust !, also realizing that a lot of the people I'm speaking to have zero history about Mako. For ex, my fuel tank was replaced Blythe previous Owner;he also replaced the 6"of foam with new foam. Two mechanics asked me why someone would replace the foam and that I should be concerned about that,, help!!!! One said I should sell the boat And that he would sell it for me. The bottom line is that I see a lot people helping each other here and I need some help. Lower unit and (a replacement lower unit which prior Owner so kindly gave me- ugh).are currently being pulled apart in my garage. I'm in Palm Beach county and any pointers from this site Would be appreciated. Sorry for the long post,

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    sorry to hear about your misfortunes. You may get more response under projects or discussion. As always pictures help a lot. Well At least the previous owner gave you a replacement. Lower units are hard to take off but not sure if it's as easy as a swap. If it is as easy as a swap a water pump replacement would be a must in my opinion.

    When you replace these tanks digging any wet foam out and replacing with new is the majority on here. You can see what I did on my project link below to get an idea. What I did came from direct advise and research on this site. So ignore the mech about the foam. The one who wants to sell it for you probably sees a quick profit.

    Does the boat have a name? Who did you buy it from? Any pictues you can post up? There is a chance you boats project pictures are on here. Maybe someone will recognize it.
    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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      sorry to hear about your misfortunes. You may get more response under projects or discussion. As always pictures help a lot. Well At least the previous owner gave you a replacement. Lower units are hard to take off but not sure if it's as easy as a swap. If it is as easy as a swap a water pump replacement would be a must in my opinion.

      When you replace these tanks digging any wet foam out and replacing with new is the majority on here. You can see what I did on my project link below to get an idea. What I did came from direct advise and research on this site. So ignore the mech about the foam. The one who wants to sell it for you probably sees a quick profit.

      Does the boat have a name? Who did you buy it from? Any pictues you can post up? There is a chance you boats project pictures are on here. Maybe someone will recognize it.
      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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      • #4
        Welcome to CM. Sorry for all your trouble.
        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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