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    Greetings CM members! I just picked up a 1983 236 and after studying some of the posts I hope to make this resto a little bit easier with your past experiences! It has helped so far!





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    Originally posted by fishercat


    Greetings CM members! I just picked up a 1983 236 and after studying some of the posts I hope to make this resto a little bit easier with your past experiences! It has helped so far!


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    Welcome to CM!


    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
      Thanks Sailor. I have wanted a Mako for a long time and always looked around, checking the classifieds, CL, etc. I even considered financing a new boat, but didn't want the payments.

      After getting frustrated this season, going out on friends boats, I started looking for a 19' or 20' boat and realized that I needed more boat to fish Block Island, Cuttyhunk, and Cape Cod. I looked at 25's and a rampage 28', and though the right size for the type of fishing I wanted to do, it was too much boat and I wouldn't be able to trailer them.

      When the 236 popped up, after reading the forum, I knew it was the boat for me! I Made the initial call and inquiry, thought about it for a week and I pretty much knew what to expect when I went to look at her, and made a deal that day. I made the right decision by getting it ready for next season, rather than attempting to run it this year.

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        No surprise here after 33 years...

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        After a cleaning with a scotch brite pad

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        I didn't waste any time and dove right in! Removed t-top, console, rear hatch. As expected, corroded wiring, wet foam around tanks and engine mounts and plates looking really weak. The engine is ready to pull. I have started draining fuel and cutting foam around tanks. I already have 3 quotes on the fuel tanks. I'll let you know who I go with when I decide.

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        Kudos to you guys that have pulled fuel tanks,I have a new found respect for you! I would not call it graceful or professional, but the port tank is out! One down one to go...

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        • #5
          Welcome...I enjoyed my inboard for the time I had her...not a good shallow water boat but we all know that...rode well, and got pretty good fuel burn....yours is the newer style over mine. Enjoy..

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          [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.

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          • #6
            Welcome! Nice to see another 236 show up!

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            [br]***[br]\'82 Ski Nautique - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'80 236IB - Lake Martin, AL[br]\'03 Pursuit 2670 - Destin, FL

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