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  • 1970 17 Mako restore

    Looking for recommendations on restoring an old 1970 17ft mako that needs TLC on fiberglass and part replacement. Im new to this hobby but when I saw her, I had a vision []

    I honestly need all the help and advice I can get.


  • #2
    lots of info on here. best thing is to start digging. best way is do a google search with your problem and then add classic mako. work on your safety issues first then go onto your want to do
    1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br][br]


    • #3
      I would start by redoing the stringers and transom.

      I spent alot of time and $ on my 1971 17 only to have an aft stringer break and the transom start flexing.

      Then again I got 10 years out of her.
      1971 Angler 17[br]2000 Johnson 150[br]Miami, Fl


      • #4
        Welcome to the forum!

        Lots of 17s represented here, everything from cosmetic TLC to full strip down rebuilds.

        Assess your situation and ask questions!
        Richard Snyder[br]Wachapreague, VA[br][br][br]


        • #5
          Thank you!! Appreciate all the replies. The stringers? are being replaced. Boat is in worse shape than I thought. I didnt know what to look for when I bought it. However, Im so excited to get it in the water. Im hoping its going to be easy for me to handle. Thank you guys, again!! Lesli


          • #6
            I love the lines of the 17, just jump in and hold on!

            [br]Starcraft Bluewater 180, 1988[br]1996 Mercury 115 2+2 exlpto[br]Project Link: