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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/19/2011 :  19:59:42  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well we've been talking about starting this club for awhile and Rolran and I have decided to make this happen. I have some intense weeks coming up with my work so I would like to take this time to get some feedback on what people would want to get out of their "club".

How many other "clubs" are in Florida now? After all we don't want to end up like the "bloods and the crypts" Do we want a South Florida club or a more intimate South East club? Regardless I would like to be able to "overlap"a little to include anyone that want's to join regardless of there "geographical handicap"

How serious do you want to be? Do we want to incorporate? We could even go the route of a 501c3 and as we grow we could "give back" with charitable events (depending on how many people we have)or, we could be very informal and just meet from time to time to shoot the sh** and share war stories. Either is fine by me. I do like the idea of a more formal club that can grow and benefit everyone with "membership" privileges like "discount" programs with local tackle shops, marinas, restaurants, bars etc... All of this depends on the response this gets, so let's hear it folks! What do you guys think?


Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225

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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/19/2011 :  20:48:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would definitely be interested in getting involved. I have also spoken to Rolran about the thought of an east/south east club, so I guess we have 3 people so far. LOL. I say start simple. A few get togethers to see what kind of response there is and let it evolve from there.

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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jeffdonovan5
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  04:48:35  Show Profile  Visit jeffdonovan5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Count me in Drew


84 mako 254 "Child Seaport" Polk City Fl
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Manasotamako
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  07:13:06  Show Profile  Visit Manasotamako's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ive got some helpful tips and info for you, And there are guite a fiew ex "South Florida MOC members lerking in the depths of the State.

It would be great to have a Funament in Marathon again someday...

Private e-mail for more or call.

I can explain about the 501.c.7 reasons and some important stuff.

DinghiesNDavits (dot) com for cell #

Jim

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rolran
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  10:36:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Joe find out who's interested and their location we can
set a meeting up centrally located and go from there

1977 Mako 21 200 yamaha
PSL Fl
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pharmnyc
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2309 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2011 :  18:16:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Manasotamako

Ive got some helpful tips and info for you, And there are guite a fiew ex "South Florida MOC members lerking in the depths of the State.

It would be great to have a Funament in Marathon again someday...

Private e-mail for more or call.

I can explain about the 501.c.7 reasons and some important stuff.

DinghiesNDavits (dot) com for cell #
....................................................................

I would give Jim a call ASAP - His reputation is outstanding and he has a wealth of experience with regards to clubs and fundaments. Basically, you are getting an expert consultation for free



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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  18:22:05  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sounds good to me Thanks for the clarification on the 501c7 classification. I have a lot of experience with "c3" and would assume they are very similar in structure, with the "c7" designation being more appropriate for a social club.

And yes Jeff, my comment on the "geographically challenged" was meant for you, sydgoose and GoodChance!

Question for Joe. Is that your 76 25' Mako in your signature pic?

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225

Edited by - drewsocean on 01/20/2011 18:29:01
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Gold Prodigy
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  18:33:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Woo, first post.
Sounds like a great idea drew... I go out through boyton inlet, and if i read correctly you do 2. never seen you though . Anyways i think it would go well.

South Florida
1974 Mako 19
200 Merc
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  19:23:43  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That sig pic is of my "replacement" Mako, you may have seen me in the light grey 1980 21' 225 merc on other occasions. I see Mako's everywhere in our area, I just don't think they know about this site. I leave out of Gateway Marina just North of the inlet just about every weekend, usually around 6:30-7:00 a.m. When your out call "drewsocean" on 68 and I will answer.

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  19:26:35  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeffscott, I expect you onboard as well for the club!

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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jeffdonovan5
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  19:56:51  Show Profile  Visit jeffdonovan5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Prodigy he'll answer you if he's not working.


84 mako 254 "Child Seaport" Polk City Fl
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  20:01:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Drew, it is. I just finished a full restoration and update on it. That photo was taken this past Sunday, the first time she has splashed since I took her apart 4 months ago. Unfortunately, I'm not in the photo, I'm taking it.....

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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aalbert
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  20:05:49  Show Profile  Visit aalbert's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Would be interested... Was a member of SFMOC for a while, before it disbanded.

The old club did dinner once a month at a bar in Lauderdale... I think I would try to expand on that, by meeting like that now and then, but also by organizing DIY clinics / get togethers to learn and do more than just talk about our boats or fishing (that is the aspect of this site that I like).

Here is snapshot of the old SFMOC

http://www.biggerhammer.net/mako/www.sfmoc.org/home.html

that I made back in 2003 or so.

Miami, FL

1994 Intrepid 23 WA - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56047
Mako 224 Rebuild - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34019 - Sold

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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  21:53:15  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is the most beautiful Mako 25! By far. She is a work of art. It blows away the other one under "discussions". Don't get me wrong; that other 25 is pretty sweet,but yours is aesthetically pleasing and just plain bad ass! A lot has to do with the beautiful paint job. It looks like it rolled off the line of a brand new manufacturer with a 150,000 price tag!

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/20/2011 :  22:08:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW! That's some compliment Drew. Thank you very much. I hope it is not a disappointment when you see it in person. LOL. I still have a few loose ends to tie up, but its getting there. I couldn't stand it anymore not being on the water. I'll fish her while I finish her. Thanks again.

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/21/2011 :  19:34:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to post to keep the topic active in hopes of gaining some more interest. C'mon boys, lets keep this boat afloat!

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/21/2011 :  19:37:34  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How do we get this thread posted as a "sticky" so we dont have to keep bumping it up. It would be nice to keep it visible so that as new members join CMOC they will be aware of what were trying to do. We need to keep this thread current so it doesnt fall off the radar.

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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rolran
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Posted - 01/21/2011 :  19:54:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not sure Raybo or triplecrownnc??

1977 Mako 21 200 yamaha
PSL Fl
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jeffdonovan5
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Posted - 01/22/2011 :  05:36:18  Show Profile  Visit jeffdonovan5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
probaly need to talk to Eddie


84 mako 254 "Child Seaport" Polk City Fl
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Chuckitall
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Posted - 01/22/2011 :  08:11:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I've owned 3 Makos and belonged to the West Coast Club and Palm Beach Club that Bill Munro ran. The clubs always die. Most of the people involved are in their 50's or 60's and seem to just walk away from boating. I participated in many Fundaments in the 80's and met hundreds of Mako boat owners. From what I hear most are out of serious boating. Plus for whatever reason that made Mako the most popular center console for several decades, the Mako company walked away from that type of involvement. I do boat out of Jupiter and WPB and still see many old Makos on the water, but rarely see what I consider new boats. I've also been a member of two diving clubs in PB Co and both died. I wish you luck and might even attend a meeting or two, but it's tough to keep it going.
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TUNA
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USA
337 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2011 :  09:17:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i'm in...

Tim Bausch
21-24 MAKO "FINAL APPROACH"
STUART, FL.
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TTesterman
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Posted - 01/22/2011 :  18:10:18  Show Profile  Visit TTesterman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think Classic Mako has basically the home port so to speak of a Club.. I am in Ft Lauderdale though and there are also people from Tampa and clear water areas that meet up wat our place and do Bimini and West End Bahama trips and we have room for trailers.. Ted
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/23/2011 :  13:32:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bump

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Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/24/2011 :  19:18:25  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ditto bump

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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aalbert
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Posted - 01/24/2011 :  19:44:20  Show Profile  Visit aalbert's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guesing from the latest response, and with a bit of reflection, that organizing informal "board get togethers" a couple times each year might be a better way to go, or to at least build momentum.

Miami, FL

1994 Intrepid 23 WA - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56047
Mako 224 Rebuild - http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34019 - Sold

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Hoggercap
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  08:39:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to get together on the briny with you guys. I splash the 'Cap either Sebastian or Fort Pierce. How far south is Boynton? More than a one hour tow might be too far.

Vero Beach, Florida
1970 Mako 19
1991 Mako 230
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  09:28:04  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
think that Chuckitall makes a good point. We should start very informal and if the interest is there we can always expand. People don't want to be "roped in" to something that they feel obligated to belong/attend. Instead of having formal monthly meetings and pre arranged monthly social events etc.. we should focus on providing "local" support for members and have meetings posted on CMOC when needed. I think having a couple "Peanut island" meet ups, maybe a few private tournaments etc.. would be sufficient to get people involved. The support network is a great aspect as well as I learned first hand by having you great guys around when I was in need.

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  10:14:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drew, thats was my opinion from the begining, start with a few get togethers and let it evolve from there. I think what you are loosing sight of is the whole point of this post. While its great to "DREAM BIG" the purpose of this entire post was to gain interest and get feedback. I for one, am on board as well as a "few" others that have posted. In my opinion, there has not been enough feedback to formally start a "club". I also believe that the meeting places with our vessels should not be just conveinient for some. They need to change; Fort Pierce, Stuart, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Hobe Sound, etc, etc. The biggest flaw I see with the Destin Fundament is that it is the same place every year and only conveinient for those on the west coast. In other words, there shouldn't even be a need to form a separate organization. The meets should move around Florida and give everyone a chance to attend. Just my opinion.

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Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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mrmako60
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  16:53:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to meet up with some Mako's. I just joined but I've had a classic Mako 26' for 17 years! It wasn't so classic back then. When and where? I'll come up from Fort Lauderdale, heading to Peanut Island soon.

Old Boats are Cool!
26' CC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  18:00:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome aboard! I am somewhat new to the site as well, maybe a few months now. You will love it. The guys one here are so knowledgeable and always looking to help each other out. Hopefully we can organize a Mako rendezvous in the near future here in the east. Again, welcome.

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  18:42:40  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Point taken Joseph.I'm on the same page

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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rolran
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Posted - 01/25/2011 :  18:52:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, the Peanut trip was great ocean was flat for the run (don't do that often) too bad I didn't meet up with you Drew, That would be a good start. it is just hard to predict the weather. Maybe some where on land one friday or Saturday eve Sailfish near peanut or Castaways in Jupiter just throwing things out there keeping it moving

1977 Mako 21 200 yamaha
PSL Fl
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jeffdonovan5
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Posted - 01/26/2011 :  10:04:24  Show Profile  Visit jeffdonovan5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This has turned into a "sticky" situation.


84 mako 254 "Child Seaport" Polk City Fl
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/26/2011 :  18:42:30  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey! We got our sticky This is the first time that I don't want to get "out of a sticky situation"Thank you to whomever did this for us.Cheers!

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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drewsocean
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Posted - 01/26/2011 :  19:01:22  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think this goes without saying but I will mention it anyways. This "club" in no way is being considered for formation to replace our commitment to CMOC. CMOC is the "mother ship" The ultimate purpose is just to help with local matters within our local area. CMOC should and will be the online "meeting place" to organize any events so that everyone, no matter were they are can participate. I owe this site so much thats its indescribable the loyalty and respect I have for everyone involved here. Thank you CMOC for all your hard work and dedication to providing the best over all experience for classic Mako owners everywhere.

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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drewsocean
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Posted - 02/04/2011 :  19:38:44  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry for the hiatus but I've been Ill lately and under great strees trying to get a business off the ground. Ive been working 7 days each week to get my "little dream" up and running. I may be out of commission for a month or so, but believe me; we will start this club. The goal in my endeavor is to allow some more free time to enjoy life and get my health back in order.

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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makobreel
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Posted - 02/04/2011 :  23:56:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count on me too !

Manny M.
South FL
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snappergapper
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Posted - 02/07/2011 :  11:46:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am new (boat a 224 yesturday that will need a little tweaking but I am up for meeting new people and fishng different areas. I live in C. Florida so I trailer everywhere anyhow. Man the 224 lets you know she is back there on the trailer. I am avialable to fish were ever as well and would be honored to ride along in another Mako and learn the ropes from some locals. I mainly fished in th epast form Ponce or Ft. pierce. Loko forward to it. I will add my pictures to teh signature once she is cleaned.



1984 Mako 224
1977 Mako 15
Clermont, Florida-
http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire
http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc
http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal
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Joseph A Muratore
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Posted - 02/07/2011 :  13:54:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think we need to get this thing started. Why delay? Lets set a date and a meeting place.

[URL=http://s1043.photobucke[/URL]
Ronkonkoma, NY
1981 Mako 235 -- present boat
1988 Aquasport 290 tournament master -- SOLD
1976 Mako 25 -- SOLD
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jeffdonovan5
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Posted - 02/07/2011 :  18:13:22  Show Profile  Visit jeffdonovan5's Homepage  Reply with Quote
snapper emailed phone # give me a call and we will get together and clean out "Drewsocean" while he is busy working.


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drewsocean
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Posted - 02/08/2011 :  19:18:10  Show Profile  Visit drewsocean's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeff, I will call you before the weekend and see if I can get some time to at least meet you at the ramp or something. Once I'm done with all this cr*p I will have a lot more flexibility with my time.

May the waters of "Boynton Beach" bring you much happiness! Enjoy, and please take all the fish you want

Drewsocean, Lake Worth, Fl
1980 Mako 21' 2001 merc 225 "Sarah's shadow"-R.I.P. 11/10
1978 Mako 21' 2000 Johnson 225
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