Today Capt. Al lorenzetti and George Yurcak have been wiring the1979 Mako 23. All the terminals are heat shrank and the terminal block is being labeled for easy reference in the future.
Attention to detail is what makes this custom restoration project so special. To give the neat clean look that the boat owner and Babylon Boat Works is looking for requires all the screws and fasteners to be out of sight. This is a tedious job but well worth the effort.
Today was a busy day at Babylon Boat Works. Captain Al Lorenzetti installed the new starboard trim and the hanging rod holders below the gunwales. Then the center consoled was fastened on to the deck.
Captain Al Lorenzetti finishes the work on the console but there one problem, The steering system they want to install is no longer available. Al and George discuss this issue.
Captain Al Lorenzetti shows the final installation of the live well system in the 23 Mako. Because the live well in the 23 Mako is built into the deck of the boat water finds it's way into the live well from the rain or just washing the deck down after a day out on the water. The new live well system has the ability to pump this unwanted water overboard reducing the weight of the boat when the live well is not needed. The only thing that needs to be done now is the wiring.
We are starting another complete restoration for Tony Daidone on another 1979 23 foot Mako. This boat is in very good shape and lived its entire old life on Lake Michigan. Having lived in only fresh water makes things a lot easier. There is no salt water corrosion of parts and the boat never had bottom paint on it. It is coming along real good and we will be posting lots of new photos of the work in progress very shortly.