Friday, March 03, 2006


I suppose that I should tell you a little bit about our boat.

In August 2005, we aquired an 1987 Mako 248 Walk-around from a dentist in Orlando. We had a 1989 Rinker 19 ft cuddy cabin cruiser before that. "Her" hull design came highly recommended by friends and we had intended to power her soon. Jack, my husband, did a lot of maintenance on the old engine just so we could continue fishing while searching out the new engine; however, that would not be. It was unreliable and unsafe for us as a family. We were towed back to port more times than I cared to count.

In January 2006, we repowered her with a 2003 Mercury OptiMax 225 hp engine that has top notch speed & fuel efficiency combined. Not a bad thing with the gas prices going up. In February, we gave her a new bimini top with eisenglass sides.

She also has upgraded Lowrance Color Fishfinder and GPS. She is now very fishable although still needing cosmetic work.

Here is a before picture.

Her today.

She comes with a wonderful stand-up cuddy with potty, shower, bed, drawers and 2 sink stations. We have not stayed overnight on her yet, but I'm sure that will come.

I would like to share with you a picture from August 2005 before our old Rinker sold. I think that you will be able to appreciate the reasons why we upgraded to the larger, offshore boat for our fishing family.

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