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    I had been looking at getting a boat last year as a project and then seller removed from market. This year it was back, so picked up as a project. I live in SC and boat is up in VA, but I will update as often as I am able. Won't be getting anything that can tow this long distance until next season.

    Boat is an 88 261 w/ twin 00' 225 optimax

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7546533430/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7546533428/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7546533426/

  • #2
    Good Luck and welcome to CM
    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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    • #3
      Good Luck and welcome to CM
      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
        Good Luck and welcome to CM
        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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        • #5
          Thank you!

          Last week was up in Virginia and did some work on boat. Removed hatches/replaced wood screws that were being used to hold them down with stainless hardware/resealed. Some hot glue-like material had been placed under fuel sender, preventing fuel gauge from working. Removed material and resealed, and now that works.

          Went to put her back in water, started up engines and very little water was coming out of tell-tale. Pulled back out and pulled both lower units, and installed new impellers. Was my first time working on an outboard, and my dad's first time in a long time. When putting lower unit back on, we were under the assumption that once you got driveshaft splines lined up, and it was fairly easy to push lower unit studs back on you are good to go.

          Evidently not! Got them all buttoned up, pulled trailer back down to ramp. Starboard engine cranked over just fine w/ strong stream of water. Port Engine was in forward gear, and stuck there. Evidently we mismatched shift link mechanism on lower unit/engine when putting back together. I just thought the throttle was stuck, so used too much pressure trying to put back in Neutral. I believe I either snapped the shift cable(when we took it back apart, throttle actuator still moves when gear shift is put to full forward/reverse position), or it pulled free from inside the binnacle.

          Decided to take starboard engine back apart(since I did not shift it in water once realized that port engine could not start due to being in gear). This one the shift linkage was not even connected! No wonder it went on so easy. Put both lower units back on matched to engine(neutral lets propeller spin easily and so on).

          Anyone use Teleflex Osprey CH7800 controls? Is there another type of controls that you all would recommend?

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          • #6
            Thank you!

            Last week was up in Virginia and did some work on boat. Removed hatches/replaced wood screws that were being used to hold them down with stainless hardware/resealed. Some hot glue-like material had been placed under fuel sender, preventing fuel gauge from working. Removed material and resealed, and now that works.

            Went to put her back in water, started up engines and very little water was coming out of tell-tale. Pulled back out and pulled both lower units, and installed new impellers. Was my first time working on an outboard, and my dad's first time in a long time. When putting lower unit back on, we were under the assumption that once you got driveshaft splines lined up, and it was fairly easy to push lower unit studs back on you are good to go.

            Evidently not! Got them all buttoned up, pulled trailer back down to ramp. Starboard engine cranked over just fine w/ strong stream of water. Port Engine was in forward gear, and stuck there. Evidently we mismatched shift link mechanism on lower unit/engine when putting back together. I just thought the throttle was stuck, so used too much pressure trying to put back in Neutral. I believe I either snapped the shift cable(when we took it back apart, throttle actuator still moves when gear shift is put to full forward/reverse position), or it pulled free from inside the binnacle.

            Decided to take starboard engine back apart(since I did not shift it in water once realized that port engine could not start due to being in gear). This one the shift linkage was not even connected! No wonder it went on so easy. Put both lower units back on matched to engine(neutral lets propeller spin easily and so on).

            Anyone use Teleflex Osprey CH7800 controls? Is there another type of controls that you all would recommend?

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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