Notices

Restored Mako 231

Old 04-22-2015, 08:13 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 828
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.

Trailering position

Name:  b93064e5-5910-4efe-bf7f-341c3add0707_zpsz348us8h.jpg
Views: 1326
Size:  311.6 KB

Running Position

Name:  a4238f16-e39d-4490-a625-56dd92f58165_zpsmlehtsy1.jpg
Views: 564
Size:  290.9 KB

Name:  5E930674-F7D7-43E9-B9D1-DF6A82B5E4D7_zps4vczjn4l.jpg
Views: 581
Size:  201.4 KB

Name:  942D829E-2614-4BD9-B4D6-51F4525F5AFD_zpscyymlaxh.jpg
Views: 578
Size:  181.9 KB
BigNiner19 is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 08:19 AM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Murrells Inlet, SC
Posts: 1,344
Default

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.


phin is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 08:23 AM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 61
Default

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.
Ripley is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 08:26 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fairhaven, MA
Posts: 8,772
Default

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.
Cobia 217 is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 08:59 AM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Orlando / Port Canaveral FL
Posts: 1,168
Default

Great looking boat. How about some interior shots?
krocks is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 09:41 AM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 828
Default

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.
BigNiner19 is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 09:52 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 828
Default

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..

Name:  12991723-2E63-4749-A79E-6E9EA83D3640_zpskavnvg21.jpg
Views: 451
Size:  62.0 KB

Wiring

Name:  d354944c.jpg
Views: 471
Size:  62.2 KB

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



Name:  D88646DD-D64A-4A82-B3DB-847B90A6EB5A_zpsdvlbpd1p.jpg
Views: 474
Size:  264.3 KB
BigNiner19 is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 10:25 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern Neck, VA
Posts: 5,386
Default

very nice!
rocksandblues is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 11:13 AM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Orlando / Port Canaveral FL
Posts: 1,168
Default

Looks fantastic. Want to re-wire my console?
krocks is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 11:19 AM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 44
Default

Love the old makos. Boat looks awesome
Bostonirish is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 11:38 AM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 1,205
Default

Awesome job man. Love seeing the old classics brought back to life!
captglasshole is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 12:57 PM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Falmouth, MA
Posts: 735
Default

Very nice, clean and simple always a good combo. Enjoy.
MattyMMA02 is offline  
Old 04-22-2015, 03:19 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,777
Default

Nice!
crboggs is offline  
Old 04-23-2015, 04:57 AM
  #14  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 87
Default

That's a fine looking rig
flatag is offline  
Old 04-23-2015, 05:37 AM
  #15  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 1,205
Default

How does she perform with the Honda?
captglasshole is offline  
Old 04-23-2015, 09:40 PM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 828
Default

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.
BigNiner19 is offline  
Old 04-24-2015, 04:52 AM
  #17  
ALB
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 1,391
Default

Sick!!!

ALB is offline  
Old 04-24-2015, 05:29 AM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 1,205
Default

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!
captglasshole is offline  
Old 04-24-2015, 08:29 AM
  #19  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Islamorada
Posts: 117
Default

Incredible Job! Love the color and the look...You can not beat those old mako's! Pretty work
BabyJane1 is offline  
Old 04-26-2015, 04:20 PM
  #20  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 3,517
Default

Very nice.
RingLeader is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread