Mako 224 renovations

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  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 414 Deckhand

    Today was a big step. Got the gel coat sprayed
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    Hopefully tomorrow is more sanding to get the Floor ready for Non-Skid. Still looking for a company to make some Coaming pads. Any suggestions?

  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 414 Deckhand

    Is it possible with this to go back and edit older replies? was going to fix the pictures in a previous post? Thanks.

  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 6,720 Admiral

    That looks great! Nice work.

    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • surfmansurfman Posts: 3,496 Captain

    That is odd on the pictures, I can see your pictures fine, except the ones above, must be because you are hosting them, if attached from the computer they are HUGE and overlap the side banner on my computer. I have been asking for help on this but so far no response. I must be the only one.

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.
  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 2,858 Moderator

    Boat looks fab. Coming along quite nicely.
    On another note...
    Going back and fixing should now be possible, lots of growing pains with the new format. Working on everything that y'all have mentioned.

  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 414 Deckhand

    Got all the sanding done and non-skid laid down. Aft deck is done except for now the seems and caulk need to be cleaned up. Will mount the rod holders tomorrow.

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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 2,858 Moderator

    Wow, great job.

  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 414 Deckhand

    Deck is completed minus Bolster pads. Nice project that took a little longer. Now time to start fishing again.

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    Gained almost 12" on the walk way clearence
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    Added Mate Series Cup/Rod holders and through bolted
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  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 2,653 Captain

    That's beautiful!
    It made a huge difference

    God, save the South!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 6,720 Admiral

    Spacious.

    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • StratCasterStratCaster Posts: 3 Greenhorn

    I've really enjoyed following this project. Everyone thinks they can restore a boat but there are lots of "projects" that have been sitting in garages and back yards for years. It's difficult and takes both passion and skill. I'm excited to see the final product.

  • surfmansurfman Posts: 3,496 Captain

    Huge improvement and I ended up loading Google Chrome for my explorer, seems this new format doesn't like Internet Explorer. Boat looks fantastic!

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.
  • Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,197 Officer

    Beautiful! Looks professionally done. Great job!

    Improve Our Fishery - Practice Catch and Release
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 6,720 Admiral

    @StratCaster said:
    I've really enjoyed following this project. Everyone thinks they can restore a boat but there are lots of "projects" that have been sitting in garages and back yards for years. It's difficult and takes both passion and skill. I'm excited to see the final product.

    You ain't lying. Just basic maintenance is a giant PIA if you're new to it. I can't imagine even attempting fiberglass work. Or putting that non skid stuff down. Seems like a scratchy sticky time consuming mess.

    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 414 Deckhand
    edited February 14 #46

    Itchy yes at times. That is why I did this in the winter. The full suit was actually nice to wear. It was a fun project. I also built with help the LP/LW as well. The past 7 years has been a blast with this boat. Every year I have done something. Complete re-wire, Bracket, LP, Motor, fuel tank, boxes, electronics. I purchased the boat in Feb 2011 and put 1300 hours on it before the re-power in 16. Most of the items I did my self. The motor being the largest expense but very much worth it. This little 23' boat fishes much bigger and takes more then I want. I have lots of pictures of the process. I Told the wife this is the diamond in the rough.

    Thanks for all the kind words and allowing me to share.

  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 2,858 Moderator

    Yea man, hats off to you, there's always a project in the wings. It's a boat.

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