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    Hello fellow members. I am a new member to this forum but an old user of this informative site. I purchased my 1988 mako 17 about 3 years back and I've been having so much fun with it, that I've only use this site to enjoy all the beautiful restorations and interesting conversations. after the summer ended i was face with the dilemma getting a bigger boat for the family and selling the mako. I listed the boat on craigslist and i was very disappointed on the low ball offers i received. my wife kept on telling me not to get rid of the mako (she is madly in love with it from what i realized). but i wanted to please the family and get some thing a little bigger. Now thee months later this here we are.
    Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

  • #2
    Welcome to CM...the 17 is a nice rig...what hull are you thinking about moving up to?
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    • #3
      quote:


      Originally posted by cairo


      my wife kept on telling me not to get rid of the mako (she is madly in love with it from what i realized). but i wanted to please the family and get some thing a little bigger. Now thee months later this here we are.



      Smart wife[]
      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
        thank you for responding guys. i apologize for not responding to you guys that fast but i wanted to put some picks of my boat. I think some picks will make a better intruduction. to FarleyPalmer, i was going to get a deck boat. either a 201 hurricane deck boat or a Key west oasis deck boat also aroung 20 or 21 ft. they usually come with a 115 yamaha and are very roomy. and to brando, yes sir, yes she is. she loves the sandbar and she knows how much i like to go out fishing the bay and the flats. and she knows how much waves this little boat can take from experince. now here are the pics from when i was selling the boat.





























        later on i will add the pics if the mess i got into. (rookie mistake but im willing to lern)

        Removed center console and all the bells and wistles.

        removed foam from gas tank

        Removed gas tank..... and know im scared and im stuck. i will be needing some of you guys soon.

        QUESTION: for the restoration photos do i stay on this topic or do i open a new one.

        thank guys.
        Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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        • #5
          i think i did nort do the pics right. let me try one more time. sorry.

          http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/...o/P7080829.jpg
          Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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          • #7
            just copy and past the ing code under the pic in photobucket
            David, New Kent, Va[br]



            [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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            • #8
              Thanks David, by the way your 44 page project must have tons of information. I am looking forward to reading through it. Let me try it again. here we go. here are the pick prior to the project.




























              Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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              • #9
                some more pics.












                Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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                • #10
                  Hi Cairo,

                  Where did you get your rear seat from? There is too much to love about the 17, If i could wrangle a second boat, that's at the top of my list.
                  Cape May, NJ[br]1974 Mako 23[br]Yamaha 225[br]------------------[br]

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                  • #11
                    Hello,

                    DogOfDooM I had the seat custom made. I wanted something that could serve 2 purposes. 1 privide enough seating for the wife and kids so not to feel all the banging that you feel if you are seating in the front. And 2 to provide a space to fit one of the large coolers to use it for fishing with friends or to use it for sandbar trips. When we go to the sandbar we take the kids, the drinks, the food for thre BBQ, the snacks and there was never enough room. Now there is plenty of ice left at the end of the day to give away. I have noticed tha i use it more with the cooler set up. It is more convenient. By the way the back rest with the rocket launcher comes off if I ever want to use it without anything.
                    Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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                    • #12
                      Hello,

                      DogOfDooM I had the seat custom made. I wanted something that could serve 2 purposes. 1 privide enough seating for the wife and kids so not to feel all the banging that you feel if you are seating in the front. And 2 to provide a space to fit one of the large coolers to use it for fishing with friends or to use it for sandbar trips. When we go to the sandbar we take the kids, the drinks, the food for thre BBQ, the snacks and there was never enough room. Now there is plenty of ice left at the end of the day to give away. I have noticed tha i use it more with the cooler set up. It is more convenient. By the way the back rest with the rocket launcher comes off if I ever want to use it without anything.
                      Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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                      • #13
                        Hello,

                        DogOfDooM I had the seat custom made. I wanted something that could serve 2 purposes. 1 privide enough seating for the wife and kids so not to feel all the banging that you feel if you are seating in the front. And 2 to provide a space to fit one of the large coolers to use it for fishing with friends or to use it for sandbar trips. When we go to the sandbar we take the kids, the drinks, the food for thre BBQ, the snacks and there was never enough room. Now there is plenty of ice left at the end of the day to give away. I have noticed tha i use it more with the cooler set up. It is more convenient. By the way the back rest with the rocket launcher comes off if I ever want to use it without anything.
                        Cairo Sandino[br]Miami fl[br]1988 Mako 171 with 1989 Yamaha 115 2 stroke[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45169[br]

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                        • #14
                          Craigslist is a joke for sellers with a quality product. How much are you asking for it?
                          87 Mako 231[br]97 OX66 250 HP

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                          • #15
                            Craigslist is a joke for sellers with a quality product. How much are you asking for it?
                            87 Mako 231[br]97 OX66 250 HP

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