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    Hello everyone.

    My name is David, I am 39 years old and I live in France near the city of Bordeaux. I work in construction: I am structural design office.

    I have a wife and two children aged 5 and 6.

    I registered on this forum because I just took a Mako 215 dual console of 1993.



    As a second boat I absolutely wanted to find a Mako. it was not easy but I am very happy and started the restoration work.

    That's why I come here because your community is full of good advice.

    I use the main boat for fishing, family outings and wakeboarding.

    David

  • #2
    Welcome. A beautiful boat in a beautiful part of the world.
    Rick Loszewski[br]Derry, NH

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    • #3
      Welcome to CM David! The dual consoles have a very good ride from what I've been told. Looking forward to your updates!
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      Originally posted by David33


      Hello everyone.

      My name is David, I am 39 years old and I live in France near the city of Bordeaux. I work in construction: I am structural design office.

      I have a wife and two children aged 5 and 6.

      I registered on this forum because I just took a Mako 215 dual console of 1993.




      As a second boat I absolutely wanted to find a Mako. it was not easy but I am very happy and started the restoration work.

      That's why I come here because your community is full of good advice.

      I use the main boat for fishing, family outings and wakeboarding.

      David


      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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      • #4
        Thank you.

        For the moment we have :

        - Completely sanded the old anti-fouling layers until we find the original gelcoat.

        - Pass an epoxy primer and repair the small shocks then a new layer of anti-fouling.

        - we have also replaced smarcraft counters with new ones

        - We have reinforced some parts of the chests to receive a rear hoop (door rod and point of traction, a little like the recent Bayliner CC7 / E6).

        - The windshield and the handrails were dismantled and then prepared and finally powder coated in matt black (Ral 9005).

        We have difficulties to go up the windows because we do not find (here in France) joints resembling those of origin. I'm going to take pictures.

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        • #5
          Bienvenue!
          NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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          • #6
            Bonjour (Hello) et merci :-)

            I was able to do some trips in Nebraska and Cape Hatteras. I loved ! In France we have a saying that "the grass is always greener elsewhere!"

            Here is a section below the windshield seal not found (sorry it's in millimeter) :




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            • #7
              I think I found compatible seals here :

              http://pompanettellc.com/current-cat...-gasket-seals/

              TP139 and P3 045 407 [8D]

              I am waiting for an answer to know how to order

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              • #8
                Welcome aboard.

                I had the 225 dual console and it was a great family boat.

                Good luck with her.
                Pete[br]MaColAh III [br]93\' 261b[br]HO 200 hp ETEC\'s[br]Cape Cod[br]

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                • #9
                  Hi guys.

                  Thank you.

                  I had a first quote for the seals: 5.15$/foot[:0]

                  I think suddenly realize the joints using Sikaflex 295 UV. I will give it a try.

                  I had some bad news about the optimax 225: Pivots direction low and top are very corroded. Difficult to see impossible to change the direction without changing the pivots. The price of pivots being so high that I look at the issue of remotorizing with a used motor. I'm going to see an Optimax 250XS with 260h of 2009.

                  Otherwise the rear arch (fishing and wake) is in production []

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to CM,

                    I've visited France previously, beautiful country. Enjoyed wine from the Jura region, Vin Jaune cheateau Grea and Cotes de Jura Savagnin. Best of luck with the mako!
                    Thanks, Mr. Happy
                    Home waters - LBI NJ
                    1997 Mako 232

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                    • #11
                      Hi,

                      Thank you.

                      Some news. I finally found standard joints for the windshield. I was able to test using a sample of about a fortnight seal. I found 2 to 3 joints suitable . I abandoned the track "Pompanette". Once delivered in France it represented about 900$ ...

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