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New Rig ~ Jiggity Jig

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  • New Rig ~ Jiggity Jig

    Finally, brought home my new-to-me 1986 Mako 254 today and I couldn't be happier. After about a year of window shopping for the perfect hull and surfing every day, I found this boat while looking for an E-Tec 250 to hang on a 231 that I thought I was going to buy, when the owner of the boat yard asked me if I wanted to buy his personal Mako.

    It had been sitting for 20 years, before he pulled it out and completely redid the entire boat 3 years ago. New gas tank, all new hoses and electrical...and now the 2006 E-Tec that he had in his shop with only 440hrs on it. This thing is bomber! The engine also got the complete boatyard treatment with a new computer chip straight from Bombardier, new thermostat, and new starter.

    Today I started by stripping the stickers off the hull and will begin reconditioning the gelcoat with a wet sand, compound buff, and polish finish. If all goes well, I'll be fishing by next Saturday. We'll save the major work for winter. Now, I just want to enjoy her.

    Johnny[br]Duxbury, MA

  • #2
    Nice! Congratulations.
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL


    • #3
      Really nice looking rig...congrats!


      • #4
        Nice and congrats welcome to the family
        1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br][br]


        • #5
          Welcome that is a very nice hull!Congrats on getting it


          • #6
            Welcome that is a very nice hull!Congrats on getting it


            • #7
              Nice find.I love the console.Can't wait to watch the progress on her too.
              1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br] [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]