Gulf Coast - My Restored 81 classic mako 224
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06-07-2012, 02:37 PM
Hi guys I figured I would post up my restore of my fathers 1981 classic mako 224 here...We did all the work ourselves...I live in Mississippi and usually launch out of Pascagoula and Long Beach and usually fish the rigs and reefs out past the islands..If you ever see me tied up somewhere swing in and give me a shout...Thanks, Shawn
here is the link...http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41196
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06-08-2012, 06:09 AM
Very nice. Love the color, very similar to my boat's color.
06-08-2012, 08:46 AM
Thanks Keith...I'm also from hattiesburg, and attending college at USM....
06-08-2012, 09:01 AM
TO THE TOP!
My wife is a professor at USM (piano).
06-08-2012, 09:12 AM
Yep sure is a small world...Do you trailer your boat? If so I think Ive seen it around town...
06-08-2012, 09:13 AM
It is trailered. Last time I was in town with it was right before Memorial day when we were leaving for the lake for the weekend. I live in South Hattiesburg so it never usually makes it past exit 60 on Interstate 59.
06-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Gotcha may not of been you...Glad to see someone close to home on here...fishing this weekend?
06-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Probably not. Just got back from a 12 day trip on the water in the North part of Mississippi/AL/TN.
There are a few others from Hattiesburg on this forum as well.
06-10-2012, 04:40 AM
Nice job, what did you paint the deck with? The blue looks nice.
06-10-2012, 08:52 AM
Thanks....The whole boat is painted with awl Craft 2000(snow white and marlin blue)...The deck was rolled on and a coat of Griptex(coarse sand) was sprinkled and another coat of blue paint rolled on...
06-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Smartin - Another Hattiesburg native here. Glad to see you on the forum. That is one sweet Mako!
06-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Thanks baymax...The boat turned out great and takes waves like a champ...
06-10-2012, 05:04 PM
Very nice job. Very nice. How much did you spend. I did a Regulator re-do and I spent a fortune on parts alone. It should get nice mpg now though.
06-10-2012, 06:22 PM
I spent under 3000$ on this restoration...I did all the work myself (besides having the tank built)...
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06-10-2012, 07:11 PM
She's looking good! Those old makos are built like tanks - I had a '88 231 for many years and put a lot of work into her.
06-10-2012, 08:55 PM
I had a 76-23' cc named "Still Floatin", we put 500 pounders on that bitch.
06-10-2012, 09:07 PM
wow it looks great! Love what you did with the blue on top!
06-10-2012, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys, the boat is built like a tank...very solid!!! You can't beat the reliability and price of these classic makos....Plus the lines on them are awesome...I've had this boat around 50nm off of Pascagoula in solid 3-4 footers and never felt unsafe....The only thing left to do is enclose the transom,add a bracket and throw on some new power(maybe one day)....The HPDI has 600hrs on it and Ive seen 45mph unloaded with half tank of gas(stock prop also)...I cruise at 33-34mph offshore loaded...