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    What's up guys? So I'm about to buy my 1st mako not only 1st mako but my 1st boat. The boat is 221b CC 1993 w/250 1997 Yamaha. Any thoughts? What to expect or any pros or cons?

  • #2
    Great Mako! Congrats.
    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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    • #3
      Thanks... The only things is that I'm a novice boater and I'm not really aware of where to get things changed, fixed, or upgraded. And down here in Miami people are out to make a quick buck on a person like myself. Im going around picking at people's brains and learning as I go. Hopefully this forum can help

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      • #4
        Post your questions on Mako Discussion. You will get a better response.
        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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        • #5
          Congrats. I'm in the same situation, first boat and it's a Mako. And i'm looking to learn everything I can before taking it out for the first time.
          Joe[br]St. Petersburg, FL[br]1973 Mako 17 Angler[br]2005 Evinrude E-tec 90[br][br]

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          • #6
            You guys need to take the free Cost Guard Power Squadrons Course. It is a six week course one night a week. They have one in every large city. Look it up on the computer. It covers what you need to know about safe boating. Hope this helps.
            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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            • #7
              Hey, Buddy...I'm on the same boat and I strongly recommend you take the Coast Guard Course it's free on line offered by BoatUS.Org this is the website:

              http://www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/default.asp

              Trust me, you won't be sorry and you will be aware of how much you can endanger those around you.

              Be absolutely sure not to have any water coming in. Make periodic engine and bilge checks. Stay around known waters till you get familiar with them and your boat. Be sure to have towing insurance (180.00 at West Marine-shop around) Learn how to use your radio.

              Be sure you have PFD for everyone on board and that they know how to put them on. Have everyone know how to start the engine and at least someone else how to use the radio.

              As far as mechanics, talk to a dozen and try to do some of the work yourself so that you can kinda get an idea of what you want done. Be sure to get a written estimate as to whatever work you want done. Being from Miami myself I know we have a tendency to save a couple of bucks and might be tempted to go with the cheapest. Remember the price is long forgotten after the quality is long enjoyed.

              When buying boat parts I recommend use the REDLaser Scanner ap for iPhones and Androids. Scan barcodes and get the best price for parts. You can also google the part number and make a list of the various suppliers

              Good Luck.
              Luis Bouzon[br]Not All Who Wander are Lost[br][br]1979 Mako 17\'[br]1986 150hp Black Max

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Tvinuela


                What's up guys? So I'm about to buy my 1st mako not only 1st mako but my 1st boat. The boat is 221b CC 1993 w/250 1997 Yamaha. Any thoughts? What to expect or any pros or cons?



                All boats have pros and cons so don't worry too much about that. Just make sure its a sound vessel. Have a marine surveyor check it out.
                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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