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    261 vs 261-B?

    Is there a difference in ride, performance, economy, etc. Does a bracket help or hurt? I like the fact that the transom is closed on the 261-B. Any problems with either model? Which is best year?

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    Jeff
    Home Port: Gulfport, MS[br]Past Boats:[br]-1983 254 Mako(Best Ride) Sold[br]-2003 282 Mako ( 2nd Best Ride) Sold[br]-1992 261B (Best Looking) Sold[br]-2004 24 Cape Horn (Fastest)Sold[br]-1999 27 World Cat Sold[br]-1995 16 Cape Horn Sold[br]-1985 238 Walkaround Mako Sold[br]-1999 26 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-1997 21 Sea Cat Sold[br]-1996 22 Glacier Bay Sold[br]-2003 330TE World Cat Sold[br]-2006 230 World Cat Sold[br]-2003 24 Cape Horn sold[br]-2002 266SF World Cat sold[br]-2017 31T Cape Horn current boat[br]-2003 18 Cape Horn Bay Series current boat

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    I prefer the 261-b, and though I havent ridden in one, I cant imagine the bracket would do anything but improve overall performance (ride, safety, comfort, possibly fuel economy).
    ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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    • #3
      If you can find a 261B that does not have issue with the stingers delaminating from the transom consdier buying it. I looked and looked with no sucess. I ended up buying a 261 and adding a bracket. The 261b does not have the big fishboxes in the rear so it opens the stern area up for more fishing room.
      241 & 261 Mako\'s[br]Lake Forest, Fl

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