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    I just bought my first Mako, a 1991-----171cc. the starboard console and bow locker hatches have mildew stains and I'm thinking about replacing them ( first question, teak or starboard replacements )? I also need info on where to get replacement console switch panels, OEM white plastic steering wheel, windshields and front console seat cushions. I'm gonna enjoy the boat as is for the summer and fall fishing down here, but will be stripping everything down including pulling the motor, ( which will be getting a cowling makeover ) for a full restoration this coming winter. I've fished all my life out of my dads 17' montauk, but always wanted a Mako, and at 43 I finally found one for the right price at the right time. I will post pics as soon as it gets back from having the engine checked out. thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions.
    the name of the cemetery is ---- Sandhill.

  • #2
    I would go teak as it brings style to a boat but either way its your call.As far as switch panels Roy at Viking panels has some sharp looking stuff and he can design a custom one or copy factory original.He has a thread in the classifieds with his info.Congrats and welcome

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    • #3
      Thanks, teak was my first choice and thanks for the info on the switch panel. I almost hate to not start restoration now, but I cant pass up summer and fall fishing up here in trinity bay,

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      Originally posted by leinad624


      I would go teak as it brings style to a boat but either way its your call.As far as switch panels Roy at Viking panels has some sharp looking stuff and he can design a custom one or copy factory original.He has a thread in the classifieds with his info.Congrats and welcome

      the name of the cemetery is ---- Sandhill.

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      • #4
        Teak really dresses up a boat with the classic look against the white, starboard white on white is ok, easier to take care or, a matter of personal aesthetics and preference. Find a good local craftsman/canvas guy to make your seat cushions, they will appreciate the business.

        Where are you?
        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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        • #5
          Im in Baytown tx just east of Houston theres a place called percoco sails that i think can do the upholstery. I just cant find anyone that has the replacement teak. Will it have to be custom made?

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          Originally posted byukeS


          Teak really dresses up a boat with the classic look against the white, starboard white on white is ok, easier to tar, a matter of personal aesthetics and preference. Find a good local craftsman/canvas guy to make your seat cushions, they will appreciate the business.
          Where are you?


          the name of the cemetery is ---- Sandhill.

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          • #6
            are you sure yours can be salvaged? it is pretty resilient stuff.

            try 10% bleach, let dry, sand 80, 220, 320 grit to remove weathered wood and grooves. You may be surprised how well it comes back.

            Otherwise there are a few sources on here for new try a google search classicmako + teak and you'll pick refinishing threads and new made.

            Windshields can be made by a local plastic acrylic shop or order one from: http://www.updplastics.com/windshields%20main.htm
            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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            • #7
              There is a place in New Orleans that sells teak and I have to get some.I will try and get contact info if you want

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              • #8
                thanks, that would be a big help

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                Originally posted by leinad624


                There is a place in New Orleans that sells teak and I have to get some.I will try and get contact info if you want

                the name of the cemetery is ---- Sandhill.

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                • #9
                  did you see this:

                  http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=47227
                  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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                  • #10
                    stanpipe,

                    They probably are Carling Rocket Switches (#V1D1, V1D2, VJDJ etc. each serves a different purpose) and in most cases it is not the switch that is bad it is the face plate. Mine were covered with some type of rubber covering, the rubber had degraded from the sun so badly that they look like they were melting and left a black goo on your fingers.

                    Here is the main Carling site for V series switches:

                    http://www.carlingtech.com/rocker-sw...eries-x-xi-xii

                    Below are resellers, I had go go to several different as each one didn't have all the switches I needed. The flounder pounder site sells the switch cover or Actuator for about $2.00 each so if your switch is good and all you need is the cover (actuator) you can save yourself a few dollars only replacing that.

                    http://www.searay-parts.com/Carling-...itch-s/122.htm

                    http://www.zorotools.com/g/Combo-GKW...FQrqnAodzwEA-w

                    If I could figure how to attach pictures to a post I could show you before and after pictures, to replace the 11 switches I had (some switches and some just the cover/actuator) cost about $60.00 instead of buying a new switch panel with switches for $300.00!

                    Tight Lines!
                    jsilling

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                    • #11
                      standpipe,

                      Here are the pictures thanks to photobucket.com:

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                      jsilling

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