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  • rpratto
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    congraduation Doc go to u tube they have some good videos on replacing tank Just bought my first Classic too a 1979 19b best of fishing to you RP

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  • rpratto
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    congraduation Doc go to u tube they have some good videos on replacing tank Just bought my first Classic too a 1979 19b best of fishing to you RP

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  • rpratto
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    congraduation Doc go to u tube they have some good videos on replacing tank Just bought my first Classic too a 1979 19b best of fishing to you RP

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  • DrMattB
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    Here are some pictures. The front seat now has a new cushion. I'm currently working on polishing it, getting the name painted on by a friend of my daughter's, and installing my fly rod holders. I can't wait to get some stripers!






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  • DrMattB
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    Here are some pictures. The front seat now has a new cushion. I'm currently working on polishing it, getting the name painted on by a friend of my daughter's, and installing my fly rod holders. I can't wait to get some stripers!






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  • DrMattB
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    Here are some pictures. The front seat now has a new cushion. I'm currently working on polishing it, getting the name painted on by a friend of my daughter's, and installing my fly rod holders. I can't wait to get some stripers!






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  • dbrook2604
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    Welcome to the site

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  • DrMattB
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    So, do I open it up, measure the space, and see what tank will fit? Is there a certain amount of clearance required between the tank and bulkheads and coffin box lid?

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  • PoleLock
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    Another fellow JRZ ClassicMako member...

    Congratulations on taking ownership of a classic Mako19. A great fishing platform...this hull is capable of fishing the shallows in the back bays and can handle the open bay/inshore ocean surprisingly well. A very versatile small watercraft.

    I'm in the same boat as you...pun intended here []. I have a 1972 Mako19 that is currently under the knife. It started with a tank replacement that turned into "well... while I'm at it...might as well do this and than that" you get the picture. Still gettin after it as of late.

    You asked about installing a larger tank....sure you can put in a larger capacity tank. It will require cutting out and/or modifying the coffin area below deck. But use caution, because once the first cut is made it can get out of hand quickly[]

    Again congrats...and post up some pics of your 19.

    Oh yeah... I see your from Sewell....that's my old stomping grounds. Grew up in Washington TWP....still in the area if you ever want to meet and talk Mako's.

    edit: here's the link to my project

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=40429

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  • Sailor
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    Congratulations and welcome!

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  • 1973Mako23
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    Congrats!I don't know if you could get away without cutting up some floor though and maybe moving a bulkhead back

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  • brando
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    Congrats and welcome

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  • DrMattB
    started a topic Finally got a Mako!!!

    Finally got a Mako!!!

    Just picked up a 1973 Mako 19! '98 Merc 135. Previous owner took very good care of it. The only thing wrong other than some cleaning, and minor cosmetic repairs, is a bad gas tank. I already added two 12 gallon topside tanks. I plan on replacing the under deck tank next winter. Has anyone replaced their tank with one bigger than the 32 gallon that came with the boat? I can't wait to catch some stripers!
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