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  • My First Mako

    Newly acquired 254 sitting in Newport Rhode Island after a nice run up from CT. This website has been a god-send. Plan to use the boat for rest of season and then start the refit.


    [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48915[br]Mako 254 [br]Newport, RI

  • #2
    Nice ride! Congrats on the new boat and welcome to CM. Is that a single outboard?
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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    • #3
      quote:


      Originally posted by Sailor


      Nice ride! Congrats on the new boat and welcome to CM. Is that a single outboard?



      Yes, a single. 2007 Yamaha 250....very low hours.
      [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48915[br]Mako 254 [br]Newport, RI

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      • #4
        Welcome to CM![]
        David, New Kent, Va[br]



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

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        • #5
          What all are you planning to refit?Welcome

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by leinad624


            What all are you planning to refit?Welcome



            Overall, I think the boat is in excellent shape considering her age (1985). Previous owner used the boat very lightly. Tank and fuel system was replaced in 2006. The 4 stroke was added in 2007. Other than that, the boat is fully original.
            My short term goal would be to update electrical: wiring, panels, lighting etc. I also want to move the batteries from their aft position to under the console: I just think they are too vulnerable aft in the bilge and I'm happy to move some weight fwd. I also want to modify the Tee top: I think the angle of it is too much so I want to level it up a bit. I will also build a carbon and foam hard top to replace the glass panel it has now. I'm thinking I will remove the original leaning post/box and replace with an aluminum model. I think this will open up the boat a bit and give the feel of more space. I will probably paint the hull this winter: Majestic Blue, white boot, green bottom. Cockpit and deck paint may wait another season because I may make some mods: I want to do something aft to clean up fish wells and aft deck lockers where fuel filter resides. These areas seem like they could work better....maybe incorporate some seating space. I'm also considering modifying the casting platform to allow some leg space for the fwd console seat...not fully like the 25, but maybe partial like the 235. The boat is going to go out of "fish Mode" and into "cruising Mode"
            [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48915[br]Mako 254 [br]Newport, RI

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            • #7
              I'd be very interested to know your cruise speeds and fuel burn once you get some time on the boat.
              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
              1985 Mako 20c - sold
              Fort Walton Beach, FL
              https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...og-bottom-time

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