She is 43 years old. Now has a matched pair of Yamaha 4 strokes.
Tiller on the 9.9. The boat is rigged classic Port Angeles mooching style: A seat (actually the top of the built in fish box) so I can sit and put my left hand on the tiller, without leaning over or stretching, and hold the mooching rod in the right hand. I will take a photo to show the detail. The old timer Port Angeles moochers (a dying breed) developed a unique style of mooching, often fishing 200 feet deep and deeper, that works well when the Kings are returning.Nice upgrade! Nice solution for kicker mount. It was cumbersome, when it was out on the Port corner. Tiller or remote controls on the kicker?
It is a heavy boat, deep V forward, well balanced and 22 degrees deadrise at the stern. This style Mako was designed for running far out into the Gulf Stream: 6 knots of steady current often bucking a North Easterly wind.Nice boat. Fished out of a buddies several times and was impressed by ride!
in its day though that black max would slap the shit out of that yami!The boat had a 200 Merc 2 stroke when I bought it. Ugh! Problem motor. And a gas guzzler.
The Yamaha just looks better.
I got a couple 2002 opti-max’s with your name written all over them!!!in its day though that black max would slap the shit out of that yami!
sounds like you had a rare lemon. Those were badass motors and the best sounding of all time.
almost makes me wanna repower with a couple. If only I could find some NIBs somewhere.