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  • Forum Newbie looking for 23Inboard & Info

    Have owned boats in the past and am looking to get back into power now that the kids are old enough to not give the wife a heart attack with every move. (Need a Flagship for my fleet of sailing dinghies)

    I've always loved the look of the Makos and think a 23 will suit me for now. I like the idea of the older glass hulls for their weight/ ride/ seawort*****s. Are there any known issues with the older hulls I should look out for? Looking for an inboard because I have access to a plethora of SBC parts and am used to dealing with inboards in the past.

    Does anyone know how much horsepower/ torque the transmission will bear?

    I've seen some with and without trim tabs- any opinions?

    Anyone know of a good project for sale? I'd like to do my own color combo, so one needing a redo or engine work would be perfect.

    Thanks,

    Bob
    \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

  • #2
    Does any one know why the text editor doesn't like the word seawort*****s.
    \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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    • #3
      Sea-worth-i-ness, yes it is a word, guess text editor doesn't like nautical terms
      \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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      • #4
        Welcome.I have a 23 but has the twin mercruiser 140s.My hull is a 73 model and those boats are built like tanks.The 236 has a deeper vee at stern than the 23 version.I have people saying they would not run a boat without trim tabs.Go into the classified section under looking for a 23 project and ask member Dodge if he will get rid of his 23 inboard.He is in Georgia but expressed interest in letting his go

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by leinad624


          Welcome.I have a 23 but has the twin mercruiser 140s.My hull is a 73 model and those boats are built like tanks.The 236 has a deeper vee at stern than the 23 version.I have people saying they would not run a boat without trim tabs.Go into the classified section under looking for a 23 project and ask member Dodge if he will get rid of his 23 inboard.He is in Georgia but expressed interest in letting his go



          Thanks.
          \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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          • #6
            Tabs: definitely; bigger the better.

            With a straight shaft boat, its the only way to be able to trim/adjust your running attitude for sea-state.
            [br]DonK[br]Boca Raton, FL[br]1979 236IB: \'The Fish Tank\'[br]1979 Backcountry 18 \'Boner\'[br]<>< <>< <>< <>< ><> J[br]Redneck Troubleshooting:[br]1) If it moves, but ain\'t supposed to, use Duct Tape[br]2) If it don\'t move, but supposed to, use WD40[br]3) If that don\'t fix it, it\'s electrical![br]

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by TheFishTank


              Tabs: definitely; bigger the better.


              With a straight shaft boat, its the only way to be able to trim/adjust your running attitude for sea-state.


              Good to know, thanks
              \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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              • #8
                Anyone know what the trailered weight is of the rig? Currently have 5500 lbs capacity. May have to tow once in a while.
                \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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                • #9
                  http://www.mako-boats.com/past-model-specs/

                  it says 3600 for the 79 236...but not certain if that includes the engine or not...but certainly empty dry weight.

                  FWIW, I pulled mine from RI to FL with a V-6 Toyota Tacoma....burned a crap load of gas doing it and never got more than 45mph on uphills...but was fine once I got south of VA where it flattens out.....

                  Good trailer brakes were indispensable....air shocks would have been useful


                  [br]DonK[br]Boca Raton, FL[br]1979 236IB: \'The Fish Tank\'[br]1979 Backcountry 18 \'Boner\'[br]<>< <>< <>< <>< ><> J[br]Redneck Troubleshooting:[br]1) If it moves, but ain\'t supposed to, use Duct Tape[br]2) If it don\'t move, but supposed to, use WD40[br]3) If that don\'t fix it, it\'s electrical![br]

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by TheFishTank


                    http://www.mako-boats.com/past-model-specs/


                    it says 3600 for the 79 236...but not certain if that includes the engine or not...but certainly empty dry weight.

                    FWIW, I pulled mine from RI to FL with a V-6 Toyota Tacoma....burned a crap load of gas doing it and never got more than 45mph on uphills...but was fine once I got south of VA where it flattens out.....

                    Good trailer brakes were indispensable....air shocks would have been useful



                    More good info. Thanks


                    \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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                    • #11
                      As already has been said, trim tabs are a must and the 236 has a deeper v hull than the earlier model 23 IB's.....I noticed you mentioned Small Block Chevy. Those are the ones I like best but there are also many of the older models with Ford 351 Windsors and Chrysler 318's....You may also run across some with Diesels. In my opinion a Diesel would be the way to go but I'm too cheap to convert mine over to Diesel....LOL

                      Good luck in your search.
                      Clyde[br]1978 Mako 23 IB[br]\"Shark Bait\" ***SOLD***[br]Kent Island, Md. [br]gone but not forgotten[br]Current Boat-1985 26Foot Shamrock Cuddy Cabin [br]Yanmar 4LHA-STE 230 HP Diesel Engine[br]

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by cw.abeljr


                        As already has been said, trim tabs are a must and the 236 has a deeper v hull than the earlier model 23 IB's.....I noticed you mentioned Small Block Chevy. Those are the ones I like best but there are also many of the older models with Ford 351 Windsors and Chrysler 318's....You may also run across some with Diesels. In my opinion a Diesel would be the way to go but I'm too cheap to convert mine over to Diesel....LOL


                        Good luck in your search.


                        Thanks. My Silverton had 318s that I changed out to 440s. They were great marine engines, sipped fuel. Would love to get a diesel, but in the long run I'm most familiar and have a garage full of SB Chevy parts.

                        Found and purchased a 23 inboard today with the Chevy 350. []
                        \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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                        • #13
                          Congrats on your purchase......Post some pics when you get the chance.
                          Clyde[br]1978 Mako 23 IB[br]\"Shark Bait\" ***SOLD***[br]Kent Island, Md. [br]gone but not forgotten[br]Current Boat-1985 26Foot Shamrock Cuddy Cabin [br]Yanmar 4LHA-STE 230 HP Diesel Engine[br]

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                          • #14
                            Well, thanks to the help of the forum, I'm the proud new owner of a 23 Inboard. I've started a project thread at

                            http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49739


                            Thanks for all the input I'm sure I'll be looking for more in the new thread.id="size4">
                            \'76 Mako 23 inboard[br]\'76 Coronado 15[br]\'92 Laser 15[br]\'04 Boatex 10[br]\'92 Odense Linde 176mtr[br][/url]

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                            • #15
                              Congrats and welcome to the IB club!

                              [][][8D][][]
                              [br]DonK[br]Boca Raton, FL[br]1979 236IB: \'The Fish Tank\'[br]1979 Backcountry 18 \'Boner\'[br]<>< <>< <>< <>< ><> J[br]Redneck Troubleshooting:[br]1) If it moves, but ain\'t supposed to, use Duct Tape[br]2) If it don\'t move, but supposed to, use WD40[br]3) If that don\'t fix it, it\'s electrical![br]

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