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    Classic Mako-

    Stumbled across this web site about two mths ago and can only say how amazing all the hard works looks. What each of you has done is not only amazing, but inspiring. In the past, buying new or used seemed the only way to go. After what I have seen, I now understand that this is the only way to go.

    Recently I started a search for the 1978 25 CC Mako for my youth. Two weeks ago I found it in really good shape and started working on buying it back. Well, she is mine once again. Using your information and hard work, I will be starting my own refit just after the holiday season. I am looking forward to all and any ideas that your experiences have taught you.

    The boat and build will take place in South Florida where I have lived for the last 40+ years. Boating has always been a big part of my life and this refit seems to be the next set. Today is day one. Starting out to look for parts and fittingsT-Tops, Hard tops, leaning post and yes, even the big items a pair of engines.

    Again, thanks for showing me the light.

    Ps Once I figure out how to post pictures, I will upload them for you to see and judge.

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    Here we go.


    • #3
      Nice boat Darren! I have recently done the same thing with the Mako 25 that I grew up fishing on and plan on replacing the transom very shortly.

      Welcome to CM and looking forward to seeing more pictures of your rig. What size motor is that?
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL


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        nice boat

        looks like you have a much better starting point than i did[]
        76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br][br][br]17 project[br]


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          Thanks, to the both of you. Pitt Master, it was your boat that started all of this for me.[)] Currently have a Johnson 225 that the owner put on a few years ago. I drove up to Stuart FL today and took a look at Armstrong Nautical Products to have them do my bracket with the proper float for Twin 200 or 225 ETecs. (ready to do glass work myself, but my welding needs some work.) While I was there, started working with a fabricator on two new fuel tanks.


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            • #7
              Congratulations on finding your boat. Looks to be in great shape.
              “On the days where I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.”

              M20 project-Finally Splashed!