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  • Mako 224

    Looking at a 1983 mako 224 with I believe with a Yamaha v250 ox66. I mostly do inshore fishing with the occasional run to the rock jetties in hopedale and lake Ponchatrain fishing which can kick up in a moment on you. Well now my kids are getting older and what to get into fishing so I want a bigger boat from my 1993 21 foot Kenner bay boat. Looking for a boat to handle a little bit bigger waves and do some all around stuff with. Will this boat be able to do inshore fishing or is it mainly just for offshore stuff? Is it a good boat for all around family riding? How to check it out don't want to buy it and have a whole rebuild on my hands?! They are asking 9995 for boat which by looking at it seems nice. I've been veering away from it since it's an 83 but something keeps pulling me back to it.

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    The 224 is a great all around boat that could suit your needs well, but with a boat that age you do need to be aware of potential issues that are common with 224. Most 224's by now have had or need the tank hatch recored, the transom is wood core and could also be a potential issue, and if original the tank will likely need replacing soon. Certainly do not want to discourage as it is a great boat, but it has been in service for 33 years. My 224 is an '82 and all 3 issues have now been addressed on mine. I have also done everything from inshore slam to offshore for snapper, grouper, AJ, etc..., island hopping, and pulling tubes and knee boards.
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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