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    Hi all,

    I'm a looooong time lurker. My dad has been a member since 2004, and we both followed the forum before that even.

    My dad had a 1976 Mako 25'. I remember when he found this boat back in the early 80's. It was a hull laying up in the marsh mud, with a console laying in the mud behind it. He got the boat, and we got it home. We repainted the bottom. and he refitted the console. He had to pretty much redo everything on it, wiring, hoses, repower, trim tabs etc. He built the trailer and Tower with the help of my uncle. The boat looked great, and ran like a champ. We fished the hell out of this boat for many years. Lots of offshore trips and memories. Anyways, I moved out and started a family of my own. The boat got used less and less, and fell into need of repair. My Dad got older, and it has got harder for him to do the work it needs. He started a thread her 11 yrs ago about redoing the tanks on it. He in fact did a new tank swap, and all new fuel lines. He just had the motor serviced, and gone through completely (1998-ish Merc 250 offshore series ). The motor runs great, and we have run it a few times lately. My Dad was looking to sell this boat and use the money for something else. and I couldn't let it go just yet. So I purchased the boat from him. Don't have a plan in place just yet, but you will probably see a few post coming from me in the near future.

    A link to one of my dads old post can be seen here.

    A link to a few photos as she sits now.

    Larry C
    1976 Mako 25\' CC[br]2011 SCB Stingray

  • #2
    Welcome back to an old friend....both you and your old 25...

    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.


    • #3
      Very cool story. Welcome back!
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL


      • #4
        Welcome back!
        \'79 20 175 \'rude[br]Sacramento, CA (Deep behind enemy lines!!)[br]...something fishy this way comes...[br][br]