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    Im looking for the best way to eliminate the two rear fish boxes on a 1973 20 ft Mako.They serve no purpose to me Ihave plugged them from the outside and inaide the boxes but Id like to eliminate entirely. Thanks (New Guy)

  • #2
    You cut them out and build a panel that will cover the holes.

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    • #3
      I think I had reached the same conclusion the "fishing boxes", (live-wells?) really served no purpose but put more weight on the back of my boat. I also feel they were the cause for my boat to sink/capsize. My mechanic removed them and filled the holes with bondo/fiberglass.

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      My Shark's a bit leaner. Note the unfinished work. Need to sand it down and paint. My mechanic might have saved the engine but I consider the rest of his work pretty shoddy.

      Good choice to remove them. 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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      • #4
        I thought you were talking about these box's.


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        • #5
          If they are like that I would use them as storage!
          Luis Bouzon[br]Not All Who Wander are Lost[br][br]1979 Mako 17\'[br]1986 150hp Black Max

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          • #6
            The fish boxes I speak of are the ones that are built into the floor and are flush. They have a drain with a plug .

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            • #7
              yep two in the floor. I never used them for fish, but did use them for bumpers and line storage
              Richard Snyder[br]Wachapreague, VA[br][br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=43622[br]http://www.vims.edu/esl/

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