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Posted - 05/16/2005 :  12:37:34  Show Profile  Visit RingLeader's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here are some photos from our 1st Mako Madness gathering in Destin Florida. The fishing wasn't great, but we learned alot and most importantly had a great time on the water. It was great to meet these guys and hopefully next year we'll have a few more boats involved, as well as a few more kids getting involved.

You'll see in the pics that its such a beautiful place to do some boating and enjoy the sun. I have a keen eye for Mako hulls, so there are a few boats in these pics that weren't accociated with our gathering, but maybe in future years we can get them involved. Except the Law Enforcement Mako... but it was a nice looking Mako hull and I had to take a pix.

Ryan (MakoMyDay) at the helm, Bobby (Warthog) riding along side...

Bobby, Ryan, Henry looking for baitfish...

Yours Truly working the cast net...

Bobby working the Cobia bait...

A misc. Mako with a closed transom/bracket...

Ryan and Bobby on the Intrepid, A sweet Regulator 32 packed with chicks...

Matt's Mako 25 (mist-oprtuna-t)...

Another misc. Mako with chicks and twin Johnny-Zukis...

The Man in his Mako ruining someones day...

Dave (Michigan Dave), Tim, and Bobby working on Patrick's (Patrick B) lowerunit.

Dave and Tim...

Patrick (Patrick B) and Jim (ManasotaMako) working on the lower unit...

Jim (ManasotaMako), Patrick (Patrick B), and Erin (Patrick B's bride)... The Sea Buzzard flys again!

Jim (ManasotaMako), Martha (Mrs. ManasotaMAko), and Patrick (Patrick B)

A misc. Mako in Destin pass... Its a 261..

Atrie's Boat (RudeAttitude) and Whisky River beached at the point...

A Mako 314 anchored in Destin...

Dave (Michagan Dave), Tim, & Brenda... Martha, Bobby, and Stephen (Sailor)

Conlin (Sailor's young fella) and Martha... Brenda and Candace (Mrs. Sailor)

Dave (Michagan Dave) and Patrick (Patrick B) cleaning some dinner...

Srephen (Sailor) at the grill with Lance

Stephen (Sailor), Artie (RudeAttitude) with his back to us, Artie's wife (Again forgot name), Michagan Dave with his back to us at the truck...

Bobby (Warthog), Ryan (MakoMyDay), and myself in the background...

Jim (ManasotaMako) taking a photo

Matt (mist-oprtuna-t) and Scott Sutherland (Skeeter Bug)

Richard's (Richard) Mako 17 bought from this forum (Kjndiver's boat)...

MakoMyDay's Intrepid

The Mississippi group on the beach (Maybe Artie can help me with names) I think Scott is in the water wet sanding over spray off of the RudeAttitude...

Stephen (sailor) and myself presenting awards...
Largest Fish Overall & Junior Division Winner: Tim Hodson (MichiganDaves son) 4.4 pound bonita

Oddest Fish: Lance Moreland - Remora

Bottom Slam: Tim Hodson - Bonita, Snapper, Spanish Mackeral

Largest Fish: Henry Pecue III - large Remora

Largest Fish: Patrick Barber (PatrickB) - flounder caught in 120 feet of water!

Hard Luck award: Patrick Barber (PatrickB) - blown lower unit... Award presented by Jim (ManasotaMako) and donated by M&D Lures.

Inshore Slam: Artie Sutherland - Several Red Snappers

Oddest Fish: Erin Barber (PatrickB's wife) Squirrel Fish

Farthest Traveled: Hodson Family (MichiganDave)

Sportsman Award: Jim (ManasotaMako) and Martha Costa

Golden Ring Award: Eddie Ring (Golden Ring award is a perpetual award for the person who greatly contributes to the world of owning a Mako.)

Slidell, LA
1993 Mako 261B - Temperance

Edited by - Sailor on 06/28/2016 16:42:28


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Posted - 05/01/2006 :  21:15:41  Show Profile  Visit Sailor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
btt - for those who wonder what happened last year!

1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
1985 Mako 20c - sold
Mary Esther, FL

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Doc Fees
BBG - Barney Be Gone

7992 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2016 :  08:00:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love looking at these old pics from past Funaments.I sometimes get lost in them.

1985 Mako 21B w/ 2013 Yamaha F300
1967 Boston Whaler 13'
1971 Boston Whaler 13'
Richmond Hill,GA
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michigan dave

8951 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2016 :  09:02:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread made my day....Loved the pics and the memories...Thanks for bringing it back to the top!!

1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225
1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson
1996 Mako 22
1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury
1987 21b 225 Yamaha
1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.
1979m21 225johnson "blue dolphin" bought off this board and restored
with everyone's help!!Gone but not Forgotten....
1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone
1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone
1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone
1983 224 with closed transom and bracket
And 162 SOB (some other boats)
Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.
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Crash Landing

5770 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2016 :  21:55:53  Show Profile  Visit brando's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow that was really cool

1984 Mako 238 WA
2015 Suzuki 250 APX
Central PA/OCMD

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Chief Engineer

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Posted - 07/24/2016 :  21:12:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Throuoghly enjoy the jog down memory lane...
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