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  • #16
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    Originally posted by ssfishx


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    Originally posted by howell1641


    With the reliability of the new outboards a single 300 Yamaha or Suzuki would be nice! Twin Zuke 175s if twins. Etec 175 - 200 twins two stroke. Don't know much about outboards but think those would be a good fit.



    this is a pretty good list, problem with 25" transom and twins is they would have to be 20" motors or you would want to build up the transom for a single 30"/twin 25"


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    • #17
      I'm leaning more towards single 300hp boats always had a single and did it just fine for many years... unless I come up with a really good deal on some twins but doubt that's gonna happen
      1982 Mako 254

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by ddd222


        twin 225's MIGHT be little too much for that transom, think 150's would be more ideal



        I have the 2 225hp because mine was a FWC and was rated for 450hp.
        Guaynabo, Puerto Rico[br]1996 Mako 19, twin Yamaha 85\'s (sold)[br]1991 Mako 254, twin Yamaha 225 OX66[br]

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        • #19
          You first have to know how you plan on using the boat and where. Are you fishing 50+ miles every weekend? I'd want twins. Are you going 10-30 with the occasionaly 50? A single and sea tow would probably be fine, unless you were near some islands and some very big water without much help.
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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          • #20
            Currently Twin '88 Yamaha 150's but if/when they die I ma looing at filling in the transom, going with a 30" set back full flotation bracket and twin 175 or 200HP four strokes.
            [br]Z-man [br]Winter Haven, FL[br]1983 Mako 254[br]1999 Sport Nautique/GT-40

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            • #21
              I've thought about putting an Armstrong bracket on it with new twin 200s. That's my if I win the lottery plan
              1982 Mako 254

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              • #22
                Found a set of triple Yamahas one is blown can get all 3 plus controls for less than $10k
                1982 Mako 254

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                • #23
                  I powered my '77 25 with a single 250hp 2016 etec last year and absolutely love it. Not sure what your goal is (speed I assume?). As a mature operator (let's not say old), I'm not in a huge hurry but my set up produces 40 to 42 mph full throttle on the gps full of fuel, 2 persons and a heavy glass t-top. You may want to consider: 2 engines will burn at least 1-1/2 times the fuel, you are drilling more holes and further weakening your transom (unless you did indeed win the lottery and do the bracket), you have twice the chance to spend money on 2 engines (maintenance, repairs, etc), you're adding a bunch of weight and, how fast is it you need to go? For me the whole point of being on the water is being on the water so I'm not in a hurry to get off but that's me.

                  When I bought the 250 from my Evinrude dealer, we discussed the 300 and he said it would net maybe another 2 to 3 mph. He's a throw back and brutally honest. I sincerely believe he didn't want to see me throw the extra $ away.

                  Hope I may have helped if not too late. Good luck.
                  Buy quality, learn from my mistakes.[br]

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                  • #24
                    Bertrim28....was that the G2 motor?
                    1982 17\' Mitchell gone[br]1985 Mako 21 had 7 years[br]1951 15\' Critchfield first rebuild 1986 with a 35hp tiller gone [br]1992 17 Maverick rebuilt in 2000 still have[br]1973 Mako 20 currently rebuilding[br]South Florida, Don[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?Topic_ID=37475[br]

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                    • #25
                      I have a single suzuki 300 on mine. Boat won't do 50 mph but neither will the crew, so 44 mph is good enough.
                      1998 253 W/A Suzuki 300

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                      • #26
                        Twin 150 4 stroke mercurys and I'm loven them
                        84 mako 254 \"Child Seaport\" Polk City Fl

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                        • #27
                          Thanks guys still waiting on the triple set to good of a deal to pass up just hope seller doesn't keep dragging his feet
                          1982 Mako 254

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                          • #28
                            Well it a no go on the triples turns out only one of them is and good so bavl the the drawing board
                            1982 Mako 254

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                            • #29
                              Someone has twin 225 in the classified section.

                              I just had twin 225 opti's put on my boat last week. Should be plenty of power. I did a bracket with 30" setback.
                              \'07 Mako 19 bay, sold[br]\'76 Mako 21, sold[br]\'77 Mako 21, dump[br]\'77 Mako 22, sold[br]\'80 Mako 23 WA, sold[br]\'82 Mako 21, sold[br]\'85 Mako 254 currently[br]\'78 J24 USA 292 (sold)[br]\'05 Melges 32 racing sailboat

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