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Old 04-22-2015, 09:13 AM
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Default Restored Mako 231

Took a couple shots the other day at the ramp of my 231 Mako. I dont think I ever posted pictures after the restore when I put the outriggers in or the tabs. The tabs have made a world of difference. Thankfully lenco made a version that was easily fit right under my bracket and they are super responsive. I really like how I have a sweet spot for cruise now where everything just seems to run effortlessly. Bradv on the forum helped me out with the riggers. I had the poles all along, but just took a while getting around to rigging them up and installing. I like to bump troll live baits, and the riggers work great for that.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:19 AM
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I think I like that color a whole lot. It's almost like I've seen it somewhere before- on another boat I really like.


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I like it. Looks like a nice way to spend time on the water. It has everything you need.

Nice rig to tow it around too.
Old 04-22-2015, 09:26 AM
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I'm with phin on the color. Very nice job on the boat, but w/that fancy bracket it's more like a 251? I'm sure it rides bigger than a 23.
Old 04-22-2015, 09:59 AM
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Great looking boat. How about some interior shots?
Old 04-22-2015, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
I'm with phin on the color. Very nice job on the boat, but w/that fancy bracket it's more like a 251? I'm sure it rides bigger than a 23.
It absolutely does ride bigger with the bracket. There were some challenges with motor height and prop selection by adding the bracket, but the end result is definitely worth it.

Aside from the ride being better, just having that extra cockpit space for fishing is amazing.
Old 04-22-2015, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by krocks View Post
Great looking boat. How about some interior shots?
Here is what I have for interior shots for now

This is during my installation of the Honda Guages and Chartplotter etc..

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Had the t-top and leaning post take the same curve for appeal



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very nice!
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Looks fantastic. Want to re-wire my console?
Old 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM
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Love the old makos. Boat looks awesome
Old 04-22-2015, 12:38 PM
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Awesome job man. Love seeing the old classics brought back to life!
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Very nice, clean and simple always a good combo. Enjoy.
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Nice!
Old 04-23-2015, 05:57 AM
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That's a fine looking rig
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How does she perform with the Honda?
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Originally Posted by captglasshole View Post
How does she perform with the Honda?
WOT = 48MPH

Cruises nicely at 3800-4200 RPMs depending on how much gas I want to try and burn (8.2-10.6 gph)

I see anywhere from 2.7 - 3.5 miles to one gallon of gas.

I must say, that I am very impressed with the design of the Honda. There are some metals that make me scratch my head. But the engineering side is very strong.
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Sick!!!

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Originally Posted by BigNiner19 View Post
WOT = 48MPH

Cruises nicely at 3800-4200 RPMs depending on how much gas I want to try and burn (8.2-10.6 gph)

I see anywhere from 2.7 - 3.5 miles to one gallon of gas.

I must say, that I am very impressed with the design of the Honda. There are some metals that make me scratch my head. But the engineering side is very strong.
Those are some impressive numbers!
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Incredible Job! Love the color and the look...You can not beat those old mako's! Pretty work
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Very nice.

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