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Stroken
Mississippi Mayhem

USA
7802 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  23:05:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good man. You should be really happy with that stuff.

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford

1988 Mako 261 "Stroken" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203

1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747

1992 Mako 261B "Reel Impressive" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286

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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2017 :  19:57:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BlueCrab

What will you use for the last 4-5 inches that didn't get filled




[URL=http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/godiving1godiving/media/261%20Mako/transom/10F338AB-0CF5-4D21-9D6F-507E0BE64849_zps1wrf19wd.jpg.html][/URL]

[URL=http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/godiving1godiving/media/261%20Mako/transom/EB88CC00-A907-417C-8DCF-B9676548F6D7_zps0pmhsxxb.jpg.html][/URL]


These are shots from inside the stern compartments. You can see where the thickness of the transom changes. I was able to pour up to this level. My plan now is to lay some more glass inside to tie everything in a little better.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52148&whichpage=1
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2017 :  11:11:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Progress is slow going. Working on recoring the tank hatch, fishbox, and transom. Once the Photobucket thing is straightened out pictures can be posted. I have also placed a deposit to have my outboard bracket made and I'm impatiently waiting.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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Basking88
Member

35 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2017 :  10:12:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just cut the skin off my transom..... fun project. I had a guy freak out on me for doing it from the out side in.
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2017 :  22:38:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Basking88

I just cut the skin off my transom..... fun project. I had a guy freak out on me for doing it from the out side in.




Getting it good and clean is aggravating and time consuming. You will notice that the areas that the wood is bad clean pretty easy. I think I used every tool i had in mine and my neighbors garage.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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Basking88
Member

35 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2017 :  10:43:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yea got all the big wood parts off now just have fun scraping and sanding been using a 2 inch wood chisel the most and a 4.5 inch air grinder wi th 40 grit wheel. Moving slow but getting it clear. The weather today has me going in and out so far.
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2017 :  22:02:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got the tank hatch core removed, cleaned up, and replaced with 3/4 Coosa Board. Also made the hatch 22 inches longer.





The deck is sloped a little so i am tabbing it together in place then i will remove it and complete the bottom layup. The bottom of both pieces is pretty much complete it will just get an extra layer or two of glass. And I removed the metal straps once the two pieces were tabbed together.



Who says I cant put this Beast in the garage LOL



I am on the hunt for a leaning post. I would really like one like the 261B's have with the rear seat and livewell underneath. I have found this one but it requires the sale of a few body parts and me possibly having to sleep in the garage.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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Edited by - godiving on 07/16/2017 22:03:54
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Sharpest
Member

USA
56 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2017 :  22:19:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How deep is your garage? The fit looks tight. I am in a similar situation as far as the leaning post live well on my 23'. The best option I've come up with so far is building a mold and doing a custom one-off but obviously that's a shitload of work.

South Texas

'76 Mako 23- Undergoing Resurection
Hobie Outback- My ride until it's done
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/17/2017 :  11:56:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sharpest

How deep is your garage? The fit looks tight. I am in a similar situation as far as the leaning post live well on my 23'. The best option I've come up with so far is building a mold and doing a custom one-off but obviously that's a shitload of work.



The garage is not deep enough for the entire boat. But I can get it in there far enough to help while working on the transom.

I have been debating building a mold for the leaning post.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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Basking88
Member

35 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2017 :  19:16:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Question on about when you poured your transom. 1 I was reading in a different thread that you should play a layer of wet fiberglass on both sides right befor you pour, did you do this? 2 did you glass your skin back in place befor you poured, if not how did you keep the core inside?
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2017 :  06:49:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Basking88

Question on about when you poured your transom. 1 I was reading in a different thread that you should play a layer of wet fiberglass on both sides right befor you pour, did you do this? 2 did you glass your skin back in place befor you poured, if not how did you keep the core inside?



1. I laid fresh glass in some areas on the inside of the transom where I got a little crazy with the chainsaw, grinder, and chisels. On the inside of the skin I pretty much laid a fresh layer on the entire piece.

2. I used 2x6's to brace it and keep it from warping. I screwed them to the skin and cut the excess screw off before installing on the hull. Once the skin was attached to the hull I glassed the seam just enough to hold the pour. In places that I was not able to seal up using glass I used "everglass". After the pour is complete I ground most if not all that down to a nice taper/bevel to make a good repair on the skin to the hull.

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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ssfishx
Pitt Master

3650 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2017 :  09:35:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
on the leaning post, I have seen several people use an older console as the base for their leaning post, might be simpler than molding from scratch?

76 25 "Aenigma"
73 17
Richland/Long Beach, MS

http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182



17 project
http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176
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Sharpest
Member

USA
56 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2017 :  09:56:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ssfishx

on the leaning post, I have seen several people use an older console as the base for their leaning post, might be simpler than molding from scratch?



Now that's an interesting idea!

South Texas

'76 Mako 23- Undergoing Resurection
Hobie Outback- My ride until it's done
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Castrohasanafro
Member

USA
444 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2017 :  19:50:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am making my own leaning post for my build. I could not get myself to pony up the $$ to buy one, and i wanted to add Llebroc seats and nothing out there is wide enough.

Started with building out what I wanted on google sketch up.



Then made the leaning post out of marine ply.


Built a cooler for the rear.. 250 qts (ish)


Seats for the leaning post


I have since put it on the back burner until I have the floor ready to glass it on. Would rather glass it to the floor while its in the boat then try to lift the leaning post & floor into the boat probably weighing 300lbs I guess






1994 261B
Miami, Fl
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godiving
Member

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2017 :  21:20:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the design I am wanting to go with. But I to am having a hard time accepting the price. I like the idea of using a console. Anybody seen a console from a 17-21 for sale?

Gautier, MS
1977 Mako 171S 140 Johnson
1987 Mako 261

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