FREE 17 MAKO

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by FitzFisher » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:29 am

Jealous! Nice work! I better get some tarps and set up my area a little better....


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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Thanks man. The spray tent helps ALOT.

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:19 pm

Took a shot of the boat over the weekend. Trying ot finish some details on the glass work. The new rear desk is what I was glassing in this shot. The glass turns down of the deck, make a concave curve then turns down again where the rub rail attaches. I used PVC to help hold the glass tight against the concave curve. Works preaty well. just a bit more then it is fairing and paint.

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:51 pm

I little update. Top sides are faired and primed (first build). Filling some remaining areas and hope to final prime this weekend. I bought a 135 merc optimax for it so I am ready to move on!

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue May 27, 2014 9:49 pm

Got the top sides non skided and am working on the console which is now glassed in.
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I am doing what everyone likes to call "palm beach style" controls. Basically a side lever throttle.
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The lever is made by Schmitt/Ongaro (model 50013).
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A couple challenges to do this arise from the fact that there is no off the shelf solution for outboard cable controls. What I found is that when this is done most use a Morse/Teleflex MT3 control which is standard.
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They then mount them in the console so that the only thing outside is the handled. This presents the challenge of how to do that whch you can see my solution was cut a block of wood that is used as the mounting surface, epoxy it to the console then side mount the control to the plywood. Worked fine.
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Next problem is that there is no "palm Beach" lever that will mount right to the MT3 as the shaft on the MT3 is 3/4 splined and the PB lever is 5/8" keyed shaft.
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Additionally the shft is not long enough to extend outside the console. My solution was to buy a replacement stainless steel handle for the MT3 from on Ongaro (50010), cut the arm of of the hub (part that is 3/4" splined), then weld a 5/8" shaft on that so that the PB lever will mount to it. That part is being done as we speak by West Gate Sheet Metal. Photos to come. Anyway I could not fiond this documented anywhere so thought I would post it up. Expensive but unique. MT3=$230, PB lever=$150, replacement lever = $55. More to follow.
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:22 am

Couple updated photos. The first is the adapter that i had made to connect to the 3/4" splined shaft on the MT3 and the 5/8" keyed shaft on the new Palm Beach style lever.

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The way the adapter was made was to utilize a replacement handle for the MT3 and cut the arm off.
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This is what it looks like installed
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:25 am

Updated shots of the console painted
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by tech_support » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:52 am

looking very "palm beachy"

Must have been tricky for the welder to put those pieces together so it came out straight

What color/paint are you going to use?

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:49 pm

Hey Joel, using Alexseal matahorn white.

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by FitzFisher » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:31 am

Sure is looking good! NIce work and attention to detail. Can't wait to see the finished product of all that hard work.
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