Mako 254 rebuild

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by Seabird254 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:20 pm

Got some sanding and cutting done. Cant wait to start filling and priming. Cutting the cap off slowly but surely, been more difficult than i thought it would be. Definitely going to reuse the floor, not sure about the gunnel cap.

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by Seabird254 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:23 pm

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Make sure to keep those cut panels.

Keep on truckin.

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by Seabird254 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:51 pm

thanks fallguy. I am definitely saving all the uncored panels. Its the same with the floor and the gunnel cap. There is so much woven glass in every inch of this boat its crazy. There are parts of the floor that are 1/2" solid glass. Im also curious to what I will find in the rest of the floor coring, everything I have seen so far has been 1" foam core?

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:20 pm

You can reuse a lot of that stuff.
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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by EZZ70 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am

@DAYTRIP, PM sent Thx :help:

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by Seabird254 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:22 pm

having some issues with my pics here they are again.
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fairing board i made out of pvc board and pipe
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picture of my other hull :lol: im lucky to share my home boat launch with the freeman guys :D


I made some more head way in the demo process. The cap, front deck and deck are all loose. this weekend i will empty the hull out and powerwash. More pics to come.

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:44 am

Looking great!

Just replied to pm.

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by Seabird254 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:28 pm

Did some work today. All the foam is removed and the deck is cut into sections that I will hopefully be reusing. I cut the front cap deck from the sides, anchor locker and it will be reused. You can see the ply is like brand new, I will spot check around to see if I can keep it as is and seal with epoxy. I power washed the interior. Everything looks pretty good, glass work pretty sloppy but they sure did lay it on thick. Next up is cutting stringers back and grinding transom area for install. New stringers sections will attach to old ones via scarf joint then glassed over.

From what I saw today Im not concerned with using marine ply. The ply in the pic below is 33 years old.

This mako did not have the front 50 gallon gas tank in it, instead it was a huge unused hatch. It has a big liner in it that is gel coat finished which is nice. I can use this as my front hatch hopefully. All the other hatch lids/liners are good enough to restore and reuse. I have enough to utilize almost every inch of under deck storage which is nice.

More to come

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Foam came out in huge chunks which was nice. Foam under the deck was soaked.

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Re: Mako 254 rebuild

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:57 pm

Nice the foam came out like that. Are you going to put a deck in then put the cap on like a 3 piece or you trying to get it back to original 2-piece?

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