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  • Glad to be aboard!

    Another newbie here[] Just got myself a 1989 171 last week. Gotta feeling I'll be visiting this site a lot. Seems to be very informative for any Mako owner. I live on Catalina Island, which is just off the southern California coast. Should get plenty of use with this boat.
    Hmielak\'s Hmako[br]\'89 171 - Avalon, CA[br]

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    Welcome!

    you will definitely need a bilge pump with all those great whites out there!

    I learned a lot from this site for my tank replacement and general parts.
    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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    • #3
      Welcome!
      ..........
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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      • #4
        Where you at you may need 3 bilge pumps[]Isnt that island across from LOs Angeles?I went there as a kid and not sure if it's your island or not but they said some pretty bad currents passing through gets lots of boats in trouble

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        • #5
          Yes...it near the coast of Los Angeles. Actually due south of Long Beach. The do get some heavy duty currents between here & the mainland. Fortunately, most of my time will be spent not too far off shore. However, you can never be too safe out there[]
          Hmielak\'s Hmako[br]\'89 171 - Avalon, CA[br]

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Catalina Cockdie


            Yes...it near the coast of Los Angeles. Actually due south of Long Beach. The do get some heavy duty currents between here & the mainland. Fortunately, most of my time will be spent not too far off shore. However, you can never be too safe out there[]



            I would absolutely recommend having a working bilge pump. As they say "Better to have it and not need it ..than to need it and not have it"

            Just my opinion..
            The Salty-Dawg all cleaned up and ready for the next trip ![br]1982 Mako 20B[br]1998 Yamaha 150 [br]

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            • #7
              Welcome! Definitely want one or maybe two bilge pumps. Suggest adding splash guards to help stop water from coming over the transom too. Later think of adding trim tabs to help in ride performance improvement . You did not mention the specs on the motor and prop.
              Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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