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Boat Reviews By Owners

2000 -- 19' 0" MAKO

Model: Dual Console 195

Cockpit: The cockpit is good size for a 19' boat mostly because of the 8'6" beam. However I believe it could have been laid out better. Mako put an integrated transom on the boat which takes up a lot of cockpit space. If Mako put a full transom and hung the motor on a gill bracket this boat would have a much better layout.

Cabin: No Cabin

Construction: The hull is very well built. But the parts that were not Mako built that are on the boat such as the windshield is very poor. We had to have to whole left side of our windshield replaced twice. The first time the windshield fell apart was when we were out 22 miles out of Islamorada in 4 footers. The second time it happened was the same windshield and it was when I was driving to the beach. Luckily it was all covered under the warranty. Another mishap we experienced was inside the hull the builders put a bag of cement in the port side to use it as a ballast. But they never secured it. So for the past 2 1/2 years we ran the boat without even knowing there was a cement bag in the boat. The cement eventually hardened up and seperated one of the stringers from the hull from pounding so much. Mako also covered this.

Handling: The boat handles very well for only having a 16 degree deadrise. She is pretty stable while trolling and anchored. But she will pound the HELL Out of You when heading offshore in 2 footers. Overall she is pretty seaworthy the biggest seas we had her in was 6-8. She took those pretty well, with only a few over the bow.

Engine Room: 2000 150 Mercury Optimax. I love this motor, very reliable and very efficient.

General Comments: It's a great little boat. Eventually I would like to move up to a little larger boat just for the extra space and more capabilities.

Email Address: gldnknight830@aol.com


Date Submitted: 2003-12-03

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