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  • 1984 Mako 17' Re-power

    Hi Guys - I am looking for some advice on re-powering my 1984 Mako 17'. I have my eye on a 90hp Yamaha 4 stroke but don't know what shaft length to get... 20" or 25". Would really appreciate any wisdom. Thx.

  • #2
    Measure your transom, my guess is you’ll need a 20” shaft.


    • #3
      90 will do it on the 17 but getting up to 115+ really is a better fit. With a 90 expect your top end to be low 30s.
      Sold the 17\', moved to FL... I need a new handle.[br]1991 Jupiter 31, current project[br]2005 Everglades 243, sold[br]2012 Contender 23 Open sold[br]1989 Intrepid 246 WA--gone to Australia[br]1973 Mako 17--sold with regrets[br]1992 Mako 17--started it all[br]Pompano, FL


      • #4
        We have a 90 Etec on ours and love it. You can run for days and hardly burn any fuel. Of course our other boat was a 236 with a V8 inboard, so maybe i was used to watching the gauge move every time I turned the key
        12 Smokercraft[br]17 Mako CC[br]18 Marshall Sanderling[br]20 Ellis Sport Fisherman (sold)[br]21 Kencraft CC (sold)[br]236 Mako CC