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    Hello All!

    I'm looking for any and all documentation I can find for this boat, especially any legible wiring diagrams. It currently has a 1997 Evinrude 70hp with some trim switch issues, but also needs the "rat's nest" of wiring under the center console cleaned up. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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    i have a 15 also. i ripped the wiring out and ran new with new switch. not much for wiring. there is one aft rigging pipe and the front lights are stapled to the stringers. floor had to come up to replace. i added foam and record the hatch. very solid now. I also added radio speakers courtesy lights and bildge.
    [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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    • #3
      Hi Chaparral24, I purchased a Mako15 (1974) a few months back before summer, have been rebuilding both the boat and the engine (Mercury 1972 Thunderbolt 800). The wiring on the boat was pretty bad, mainly because most electronics were removed butt the wiring stayed behind. I pulled all of the extra wiring out, then rebuilt for the electrical components remaining. I have all the lights and switches working now, as well as my fish finder and newly installed tach. GPS speedometer will come for Christmas. I'll post some pics when I take the boat out next. My project for tomorrow is to rebuild the fuel pump, if the parts come in time.

      I have seen wiring diagrams on google searches for various engines, just an FYI.
      Mark Kriz[br]Mako15 1974[br]Mercury Thunderbolt 800 1972[br]Maple Valley, WA[br][br]

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      • #4
        I would be interested in Seating options. I have a large cooler with a swing back mounted and it takes up a lot of room. Looking for some other options. No just a single chair either.
        [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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        • #5
          I have been thinking about seating too. So far I have what the boat came with, the small bench in front of the console, and the bench/storage compartment behind the console. I thought about building a bench across the front, either one on each side or across the entire front on top of the storage hatch. Thought about 2 seats on posts up front instead as an option. I even thought about adding small seats to the original benches, but decided against it. I have to have room for 5 or 6 (family basically, 2 adults and 3 kids, plus a guest). For me, a bench across the front would probably be the best.
          Mark Kriz[br]Mako15 1974[br]Mercury Thunderbolt 800 1972[br]Maple Valley, WA[br][br]

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          • #6
            Might want to check capacity plate for total weight requirements. Of coarse you need PDFs for all persons abroad. Have fun!
            Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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            • #7
              Welcome to CM! There have been several nice 15's across the years on the CM so you may want to search older threads - you need to use google to do so until at gets finished with the site upgrade. There is a sticky in the discussion forum with a link if you need it.

              As for wiring, you don't need to re-wire to any factory diagram. It's a standard 12v system and if you need guidance check out a book about 12v wiring on a boat. The most important thing is to use heat shrink connectors with the glue and tinned wire on a boat.
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              Originally posted by chaparral24


              Hello All!

              I'm looking for any and all documentation I can find for this boat, especially any legible wiring diagrams. It currently has a 1997 Evinrude 70hp with some trim switch issues, but also needs the "rat's nest" of wiring under the center console cleaned up. Thanks for any help you can provide.



              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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              • #8
                On Kayman's reply, my Mako 15 did not come with the capacity plate. I have been using the formula from my boating course. I would love to see a pic of the plate if anyone has it.
                Mark Kriz[br]Mako15 1974[br]Mercury Thunderbolt 800 1972[br]Maple Valley, WA[br][br]

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