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    Hello!

    I just recently bought a 1990 Mako 171 w/ a 1996 Yamaha 115. Love the setup. Amazing how it handles being a "small" boat.

    Anyway, the trailer it's on is in need of repair or replacement. Does anyone have a suggestion for a brand, or, more specifically, a trailer dealer in the Tampa Bay area? I'd like to not have to worry about the trailer...

    Look forward to participating in the forum!

  • #2
    I believe ACE Trailers is in that area. I haven't owned one, but my neighbor/fishing buddy had one made for a 23' boat and he was very happy with it. It was a well made aluminum trailer with SS hardware.
    \'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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    • #3
      Thanks for the info!

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      • #4
        Owens and son in St. Pete

        Gulf Marine in Clearwater usually has good prices on Trailers.

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        • #5
          Look on Craigslist. I see ones for that size boat all the time for a reasonable price.
          \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat

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          • #6
            Owens is top in your area but there are several manufacturers near you and as thejeepguy87 said the smaller trailers are all over CL, especially if you are patient.
            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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            • #7
              depends on how long you're going to keep it!

              If she's just a fun project boat, then pick something up off of craigslist and be done or buy a galvanized. If this is going to be your baby for at least 3 years, go for a Rocket Aluminum trailer. Not sure who deals them in St. Pete, but the guy here in Sarasota Bradenton is Joe at Trailer Works.

              They cost a few more $$, but make up the cost in the little details.

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              • #8
                Continental is a perfect fit for my mako got mine at Gulf Marine of Clearwater. Take a look at pics in my thread.
                1989 Mako 221[br]2016 Suzuki DF250[br]Clearwater, FL[br]Project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56733[br]Tank, console, windshield, bracket and repower.[br][br]

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                • #9
                  I ended up finding an Owens and Son's trailer that fit almost perfectly.

                  Actually, Jeff Owens gave me the dimensions of the trailer before I bought it and told me it would fit. I received phenomenal customer service from them.

                  Remember, this is a used trailer I had questions about. He actually has a 80's 21. I would recommend one of their trailers, my boat loads like a dream and tows well.

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