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  • New 1977 Mako 25 Owner new to ClassicMako

    Greetings,

    Just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to the webmaster for setting me up with a profile today. I bought this 1977 Mako 25 about four months ago and now getting very close to my first Gulf of Mexico outing ( I will test the boat and its systems in a large lake north of my home in San Antonio, TX first ). It's powered by twin 2004 counter-rotating Yamaha 150 HPDI's. I am currently in process of verifying my fuel tank layout and supply. One mystery is: I've determined that the boat has, or originally had two fuel tanks since I see two fuel filler caps and two vents, but I don't see or haven't yet found a tank selector switch. Also, the marine shop associated with the Florida broker who represented the seller told me the fuel tank was replaced. I'm trying to get that guy to clarify which tank, and does he have knowledge of the remaining tank ??

    Does anyone know, that of the two filler caps on the port-side railing, whether the aft cap goes with the aft tank and the forward cap goes with the forward tank ? Logically I think this is the case but must verify for sure.

    I'm posting my link to photos here for the first time so please bare with me !

    Thanks for your insight and happy to be in the community !

    Doug

    San Antonio Texas

    http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/warnd4/library/

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    Welcome to CM and the 25' club! GREAT looking boat. To post pictures you need to copy the IMG code which is in the upper right of the picture when you look at them individually. (if you can uncheck the URL trackback in the options)

    As for the fuel tanks, orginially had a fwd 36 gallon and aft 86 gallon tanks. Yes the forward fill was for the forward tank. There should be an inpsection hatch under the console and a valve to switch tanks. If only one tank was replaced, then the other fuel fill should have been capped off. Take off the inpsection hatch on the side of the gunwale under the fuel fill and see if they both have hoses attached.

    I'd really like to see some interior pictures of the stern area. Was the fishbox cut out?






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    Originally posted by warnd4


    Greetings,

    Just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to the webmaster for setting me up with a profile today. I bought this 1977 Mako 25 about four months ago and now getting very close to my first Gulf of Mexico outing ( I will test the boat and its systems in a large lake north of my home in San Antonio, TX first ). It's powered by twin 2004 counter-rotating Yamaha 150 HPDI's. I am currently in process of verifying my fuel tank layout and supply. One mystery is: I've determined that the boat has, or originally had two fuel tanks since I see two fuel filler caps and two vents, but I don't see or haven't yet found a tank selector switch. Also, the marine shop associated with the Florida broker who represented the seller told me the fuel tank was replaced. I'm trying to get that guy to clarify which tank, and does he have knowledge of the remaining tank ??


    Does anyone know, that of the two filler caps on the port-side railing, whether the aft cap goes with the aft tank and the forward cap goes with the forward tank ? Logically I think this is the case but must verify for sure.

    I'm posting my link to photos here for the first time so please bare with me !

    Thanks for your insight and happy to be in the community !

    Doug

    San Antonio Texas

    http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/warnd4/library/


    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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    • #3
      Nice looking boat...i also have a 1978 25 fter
      Prev Boats[br]1974 18ft Fleetcraft 74-97[br]1974 20ft Mako 95-99[br]Currently[br]1978 25ft Mako CC 99-??

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      • #4
        Classy classic.

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        • #5
          Nice to see another great looking classic mako in Texas

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          • #6
            Looks good man!
            Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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