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    Hello!

    My name is Jared and I am an extremely stoked first time Mako owner! I have wanted one of these for years but unfortunately am not usually financially in the right position. Well today a very random and weird opportunity came up to trade my 1996 17 ft tracker straight up for a 20 Ft mako without a Motor.

    Obviously I know the whole without a motor part sucks but my main goal is to get the boat in great shape and finance a reliable motor that I can use for years.

    I have been reading through a lot of the posts here and am VERY thankful for this website.

    I was curious if anyone out there had any recommendations for a 1st timer. Like maybe a checklist of common problems or fixes that I should address first?

    Also I can't even figure out the correct year. lol The pink slip says 1988 Rally? But looking at the VHN it looks like it might be a 1983 Mako?

    Anyways I am a little lost here and would greatly appreciate if anyone can point me in the right direction! =)

    Once I figure out how to post pictures I will add them to the post! =)
    Jared C Palazzolo

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    Welcome to the family Jared and congrats on your first Mako!!

    The easiest way to search CM is to use Google since the site search and PM functions are not operable until the forum gets an upgrade. YOu will find TONS of information in old posts.

    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=52507

    Post your HIN and we can help identify your model and year. The son of the founder of Mako visits on here and answers questions in the Discussion forum under the topic "Mako history Q&A".

    To post pictures, you need to upload them somewhere like imgur, then post the IMG code into your post.

    When all else fails, post a picture....it really is worth a thousand words! From boat porn, er, pictures, we can see things you wouldn't think to ask about and give you advice.
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    Originally posted by clarkgriswold21


    Hello!


    My name is Jared and I am an extremely stoked first time Mako owner! I have wanted one of these for years but unfortunately am not usually financially in the right position. Well today a very random and weird opportunity came up to trade my 1996 17 ft tracker straight up for a 20 Ft mako without a Motor.

    Obviously I know the whole without a motor part sucks but my main goal is to get the boat in great shape and finance a reliable motor that I can use for years.

    I have been reading through a lot of the posts here and am VERY thankful for this website.

    I was curious if anyone out there had any recommendations for a 1st timer. Like maybe a checklist of common problems or fixes that I should address first?

    Also I can't even figure out the correct year. lol The pink slip says 1988 Rally? But looking at the VHN it looks like it might be a 1983 Mako?

    Anyways I am a little lost here and would greatly appreciate if anyone can point me in the right direction! =)

    Once I figure out how to post pictures I will add them to the post! =)


    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 for the quick response!

      I am trying to add the pics in this post. We will see how it goes lol

      The VHN is EKWRE120M83B

      And here are the pics I have so far =)

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      Jared C Palazzolo

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      • #4
        Jared -Good news is that the boat appears to be an '83. The bad news is that it is not a Mako....sorry. looks like someone stuck some Mako badges on the side, but it is definitely not a Mako. You are OF COURSE still welcome around here!!!
        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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        • #5
          Wow.... That thought had crossed my mind last night but holy crap am I extremely disappointed....

          Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure out what the hell this thing is and if its even worth fixing?

          Just out of curiosity. How is it being an 83 the good news? Lol
          Jared C Palazzolo

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          • #6
            Apparently according to USCG Boating it is a "Marlin"... Seriously cant explain my frustration right now...

            Anyone familiar with these boats at all? Since I own it now and have nothing else looks like I might need to still make it work...
            Jared C Palazzolo

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            • #7
              That truly is disappointing and I'm sorry you got duped. I would be having a few words with the "gentleman" that traded you
              1995 231 Tuppens

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