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    Well I pulled the trigger on a new truck. Many people on here where very bothered with all my questions but thank you for all the feed back and help. I was really leaning towards a Ford 6.2 or Dodge 6.4. I was having a problem finding one. Went to over 11 dealers over the past 3 weeks. (Chuck would say 3 years). Spur of the moment stop at a random ford dealer and I spotted a really well equipped F-150 3.5 Eco-boost. This puppy has Max Tow, Trailer assist, beefed up suspension, off-Road Package, sport package in black and trailer breaks, 4x4 and extra fuel (36Gal) sitting on 20" wheels.

    I was very impressed with the HP and the 410lb torque. This 10 speed as a lot of spunk. The important thing will be how it tows the boat. My 6800lbs should not be an issue as she is rated at 13500. Shocking I know. I will get some better pictures tomorrow after the rain








    [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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    Very nice Marc. These newer trucks are lightyears ahead of where they were 10-15 years ago. My GMC is such a pleasure to drive that after a road trip I feel refreshed, not worn out like the old truck. Very impressive on the tow rating, had no idea they went that high with the 150. See ya in a couple weeks!
    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
      I've always been very interested in how the trailer assist actually works,but you better not ever use it!
      1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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      • #4
        This might be a shade over 13500...


        1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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        • #5
          But...did you see that Tundra for sale...
          \'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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          • #6
            Troy, is your target market the commercial guys? You always seem to be advertising some serious vehicles.
            [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by mrdelgado


              Troy, is your target market the commercial guys? You always seem to be advertising some serious vehicles.



              Yes,we have been doing this for the last few years now.It's fun.It takes a lot more work,but hoping it will reduce the amount of "retail" business hours/demands.
              1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42046 [br]1967 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]1971 Boston Whaler 13\'[br]Richmond Hill,GA[br]

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              • #8
                Nice looking truck Marc, but I cant believe you switched brands after you had such good luck with your Tahoe!! Hope it gives you long life and dependability...
                [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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                • #9
                  Dave,

                  Still have the Tahoe. I am intrigued with the smaller more powerful motor. Time will tell right. Only have 30 miles or so towing. It was night and day better. I am hoping for a longer trailer ride before Destins 7.5 hours.
                  [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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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the new truck. The interiors on those are quite comfy and really well appointed. Would like to hear more on the drive train once you put more tow miles on it.

                    D-
                    Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                    • #11
                      got rid of the wife's 09 suburban and bought her a new 2017 Expedition EL with the 3.5 twin turbo. Damn thing is fast. Haven't towed anything yet because I use my F250 to tow the Mako but it gets better mileage than her suburban. Happy wife....Happy life Next purchase is my 30' I want

                      1983 Mako 254/1999 Sport Nautique GT-40/1997 Sea Doo GSi/ 1984 Surf Jet

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                      • #12
                        So after the tow to destin and back, how was the new truck?
                        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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                        • #13
                          Night and day better. Cruise was used and no jumps on Rpms. The 10 speed handled it well
                          [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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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by snappergapper


                            Night and day better. Cruise was used and no jumps on Rpms. The 10 speed handled it well



                            I don't use cruise when pulling. I really think the manufactures need to refigure the algorithm when the truck is in tow mode and on cruise at the same time.
                            David, New Kent, Va[br]



                            [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                            • #15
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


                              quote:


                              Originally posted by snappergapper


                              Night and day better. Cruise was used and no jumps on Rpms. The 10 speed handled it well



                              I don't use cruise when pulling. I really think the manufactures need to refigure the algorithm when the truck is in tow mode and on cruise at the same time.



                              If I were you I would not use cruise hauling either, but we are in different parts of the country. Whether Im heading due south to the Island or heading east or west on the Interstate Im on FLAT ground. Other then the occasional bridge that is raised there really is no reason for my truck to shift gears at all. I use tow mode and cruise regularly and always have.
                              \'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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