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 DAYTRIP » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:50 pm

The shake down cruise!

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by tech_support » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:56 pm

alright! more pictures :)

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by Rickk » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:05 pm

Congrats :D Gotta feel good!

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:26 pm

You have come a long ways 8) Good work.
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by Walkers Run » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:37 pm

Classic Mako! Great job saving it.
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by FitzFisher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:53 pm

Wow...just wow!
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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:31 pm

Thanks guys. Wish there was a way to post from iPad. I will put more pics up. I am really pleased with it

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:29 pm

Hey fellas,

a little update. Been fighting an engine issue that I resolved tonight! been trying to get this thing proped right. It is a 2003 mercury Optimax 135. I bought it used and it is really clean. Fired it up and it just never sounded like my old 200 EFI that I had on a Lake and Bay. None the less it ran fairly smooth. Got it out and was running a 23" pitch Laser propo on it and got 3900 out of it. Clearly to big. Went to a 17" vengence and got 3800 out of it. Went to a 15" Mirage and got 3800 out of it?? It was larger diameter so I figured that must be it. Change to a smaller diameter Michigan Apollo and got again 3800 and knew I had a problem. Engine ran pretty darn good but just could not get it there. It stalled when it got back to the ramp but I justified it as the idle being low. I figured that this 135 would push this thing like it was not even there so clearly disappointed.

Finally today I talked to a mechanic and he was baffled but suggested I do a drop test on the engine. Basiscally run the motor at 1000 rpm and unplug the injector trigger and see if the engine is effected. First cylinder I unplugged the motor ran unaffected. Second on engine almost died, Third almost died, Forth, engine unaffected. forth and fifth the engine almost died. So I had an issue on #2 and #5. With that I checked the spark on these two and found no spark! I unplugged the trigger to each and in a round about way found salt in the connection which after cleaning that out the spark came back!!

Totally fired up now. Started the engine and the sound I was use to was there, the monster was alive! Took it out with the 17" prop back on and it came out of the hole like a rocket and instantly hit the rev limit and 44 mph. Now I need to go up in prop! So I am very happy but need to clean the connection on this thing to be sure I avoid future frustration.

I sits really nice in the water. I lightened it up to the point that it sits higher than a stock 17 angler that a friend of ours has. more photos coming.

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by crackedconch » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:01 am

Nice restore!! :D

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Re: FREE 17 MAKO

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:33 am

Couple more shots at the dock. This photo is bait wells empty, battery under console and 10gal of water which is under front big hatch. The entire engine is out of the water.

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You will not the four hatches that still need paint. It never ends!

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