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Old 30 November 2006, 10:46   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway
Boat name: rockhopper
Make: ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: petrol
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 525
Mako Indeed

Hi Donnie144,
You have given us at least 5 reasons not to buy a Mako.
That petrol fume thing is dangerous... You do not get a 2nd chance with Petrol.
I guess thats it with Mako so...
There are too many good ribs out there to have to endure...

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Old 30 November 2006, 12:35   #12
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Make: Ballistic
Length: 6m +
Engine: twin 90HP TLDI
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 177
Aidan I would probably have to agree. I how ever got a good deal on this one and have made it through the worstÖ.I thinkÖ Iíve been told that the hull is molded after the ballistics and that they are of a much better build if I had to do it over I would pick up a ballistic in a hart beat. All though when running out with the whale watching boats those hurricanes seem to ride a lot smother in 3-4 foot swells then mine.

fastFred thank you if you happen to find one that would be great.

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Old 07 January 2015, 13:34   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Wirral
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90 Etec
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 22
Originally Posted by Donnie144 View Post
I have a Mako and I love the boat but that could also be because I just donít know any better. It works awesome as a dive boat in the sound but as people on here have mentioned before there craftsmen ship leaves something to be desired. When bolting on the A-frame the backing plate that should have been glassed in fell out and was just a thin piece of soft ply. My port tube is a good 1Ē higher in the back then the starboard. Is that normal? When trailering I always end up with fuel on the deck from the breather even if I leave the tank a couple gallons low. Does any one know how to stop this?
But for what I do I love the boat. Iím usually in the sound so Iím dealing with waves smaller then 4í and with the twin 90ís she flies even when loaded with dive gear.
Hi did you ever sort the fuel problem? I have the same issue.

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