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  • Any old 21 s with engine bracket on here?

    Just looking for pics of engine brackets on transom in the water and opinions how you like it!was thinking of maybe going that route with a floatation bracket and the Suzuki 200 inline 4 stroke in the spring.thank you

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    There's a few, Doc Fees on here has a 21B with a bracket and a Yammie 300..., I have a 1985 21B, should be getting bracket. And boat back soon, I'm out of money so it may wind up with the old 2 stroke Merc on that for another year or so.

    Snapper gapper has a 221 iirc, with bracket, its similar hull a touch longer, open transom with bracket and he has a starboard/aluminum frame piece to 'close' the transom in. There are a few others that I dont remember.

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    • #3
      Thanks Shakes, I will check them out.was just hoping to float a four stroke on her, what bracket are you going with?thanks for the response!!!!

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      • #4
        A&J, lead time was running 14 weeks (vs 6+months for Armstrong) they are local (ish) to me and were almost the same cost as some of the unknown shops in Hialeah. Their customer service has been really good to deal with. Actually reminds me, should be close to being done!

        The standard vs Extra flotation tub is about 6" extra width, for a 26" setback bracket, that calculated out to about an added 90# of buoyancy. The potential challenge for trim tab mounting and deck scupper fitting I decided on the standard flotation bracket. I'm also hanging my 2 stroke back on for a while (I'm broke!) but I'm leaning more and more towards the newer Mercury vs a Suzuki when I have $$ again.

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        • #5
          I’m looking at D&D marine for mine. I’m leaning towards the flotation bracket. The Honda that I have is stupid heavy. If I had the money I’d also be repowering with a Verado.

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          • #6
            Here is my 224 with custom bracket and suzuki 250AP
            [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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            • #7
              Snappergapper,that looks sweet!im hoping I can do that with mine?I would also install tabs like yours.what make is the bracket?how does she ride?thanks
              Last edited by ackthresher; 08-17-2021, 02:35 PM.

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              • #8
                I like this discussion...... I hate the water I take over the transom in my 1995 211. I have a 2012 etech 200 on her and the slightest chop puts water over the transom when I'm drifting or at anchor.
                I'm pretty ignorant to boat building and I don't want to make matters worse......adding a bracket would add more weight, but also bouyancy?
                What kind of crazy money are we talking here?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Happy Fisherman View Post
                  I like this discussion...... I hate the water I take over the transom in my 1995 211. I have a 2012 etech 200 on her and the slightest chop puts water over the transom when I'm drifting or at anchor.
                  I'm pretty ignorant to boat building and I don't want to make matters worse......adding a bracket would add more weight, but also bouyancy?
                  What kind of crazy money are we talking here?
                  Bracket figure on $2600-2800
                  Install bracket $800 (quoted for just mounting to enclosed transom)
                  De-rig-re-rig ballpark $600 not sure I'm DIYing

                  A flotation bracket will add significant buoyancy to the stern.

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                  • #10
                    I have no wet feet and no water enters. I enclosed mine with starboard around and aluminum frame. Bullet proof and houses 5 additional rod holders. Ride is great. Little bow high but that is the only con.
                    [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by snappergapper View Post
                      I have no wet feet and no water enters. I enclosed mine with starboard around and aluminum frame. Bullet proof and houses 5 additional rod holders. Ride is great. Little bow high but that is the only con.
                      Marc are you running wedges? What prop 3 or 4 blade?

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                      • #12
                        when installing a heavier motor !what do you guys do with the old well drains coming from the deck?how do they discharge overboard?thanks!

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                        • #13
                          Mine are about three quarters underwater. They drain when I’m underway. Otherwise that’s just kinda where she sits. Almost but not quite sinking.

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                          • #14
                            I do have 5 degree wedges. 3 blade prop. May try a four.
                            [br]1984 Mako 224[br]1977 Mako 15[br]Clermont, Florida- [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=37212 -Rewire[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40627 -Tank/Misc[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58615 - Aft Box removal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Fffred View Post
                              Mine are about three quarters underwater. They drain when I’m underway. Otherwise that’s just kinda where she sits. Almost but not quite sinking.
                              SO.....if I am reading this thread correctly, with a flotation bracket the scuppers are not under water. The splash is reduced by Starboard/whatever you choose and then you are NOT almost but not quite sinking?
                              I want to say LOL......but it doesn't feel that way when 5 small waves in a row come over the transom.......
                              Jim

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