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    I just recently purchased a 1970 19' Mako that I plan on completely restoring, and I would like to get as much info as possible from you guys throughout my build to complete the job right.

    This will be my second build so I'm fairly new to boat building, but I'm up for the challenge and I enjoy spending my time restoring boats.

    The boat is in fair condition for its age, hull is very solid and deck is as well. there are a few spots on the deck that are swollen near the stern and I would guess that's from wet foam expanding(please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

    I inspected the bilge area and the foam was a little wet. Although I'm not sure, I don't believe all the foam throughout the boat is water logged (I guess I wont figure that out until I rip the deck out).

    Also, the transom is solid and I inspected the stringers and they are solid as well.(not sure if I should replace them or not, any advice? )

    I plan on starting to work on it in late march, no later than late April. Until then I will be saving up and purchasing materials and working on getting a warehouse to store/work on the boat.

    here's a few pics of my first build.

    1985 15' chaparral deluxe 162

    1970 19\' Mako[br]1985 15\' Chaparral Deluxe 162[br]

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    Welcome aboard....I had a 19 and it was an awesome boat for inland lakes and bays...pretty quick. Hope your build goes well...

    [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.