Ellicott City, MD
For sale is a completely re-done 1990 Mako 231. This is now a 25'+ boat. Backing down on fish in rough waters is now possible without water intrusion over the transom! I bought this boat with a cut-down transom. I took it to a boat builder who installed a new transom. I asked him to over-build it so that it could handle a 300 HP engine. He made the transom so thick that I had to buy longer bolts than those provided from Stainless Marine! The engine was diagnosed with a weak cylinder. I considered rebuilding it, but figured I'd be better off replacing the existing engine. Most people want a boat with a working engine. I understand that. However, one can purchase an engine from thousands of different sources, while finding a reputable boat builder to cut out the floor, build a new transom and make it look decent is hard to come by. It's a solid platform upon which to hang an engine that, as mentioned can be acquired easily. And, if you provide the engine, you KNOW what you have. If you purchase a boat with a used engine on it, do you really know what you have?
The boat still has the original scuppers (two on each side) and it does sit above the waterline. I added a watertight inspection hatch ($500+) instead of the normal Mako inspection hatch. The transom and swim platform were completed for around $7,000 (in 2006 when the labor rate was just $40/hour). It would probably cost much, much more to do that today. The boat trailer is included. It is in fairly good condition. The lights and brakes worked well the last time I used it.
This is a very nice package for someone with a 225 - 300 hp engine looking for a home.
I have all (most) combing and seat cushions. I also have a spray bonnet to keep your guests comfortable and dry in the event of a sudden storm or if they don't like the sun. T-top in good condition also. The leaning post has a removable backrest which is nice for long trips. Other little niceties are pull up cleats in the rear to reduce line snag when fishing and a raw water wash down pump.
I'd be happy to discuss any questions that you may have.
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