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  • Merc's new light v6 4stoke for the re-power market

    Well it's old news now but a light v6 4stroke 200 with big displacement could be fun on old mako.

    Who is going to be first?

    https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/...Outboard-Motor

    BTW they are kinda ugly to me. [xx(] But I do like the displacement and weight numbers...
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  • #2
    I like them, especially if you trim in some color, looks like a game changer to me, I would have not considered a 4 stroke till now. The 225 suzie is 606 pounds, there is no way I would choose those motors over these and carry an additional 262 pounds on my transom. Now the weight of a big 4 stroke makes it a reasonable choice.
    David, New Kent, Va[br]



    [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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    • #3
      I was considering 2 200 G2 HOs but this puts my re-power plans on hold. Soon there will be 2 F-250s for sale though.
      Miss Grace[br]Mako 261 of a kind[br]Anydayonaboat.com[br]Cracker Boatworks[br]

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      • #4
        Anyone see pricing on these yet?

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        • #5
          hopefully the art nouveau movement in outboard motors goes the way of the bellbottoms.... The weight is moving in the right direction but it's as ugly as the etec.
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
          1985 Mako 20c - sold
          Fort Walton Beach, FL
          http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by Sailor


            hopefully the art nouveau movement in outboard motors goes the way of the bellbottoms.... The weight is moving in the right direction but it's as ugly as the etec.



            Didn't I see Candie in bellbottoms last year? I like the retro look []

            Nothing is as ugly as the Etec

            You can still get the classic black or white, I like the bling, looking sharp especailly in a twin set up!




            David, New Kent, Va[br]



            [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


              May be a good motor who knows but in my opinion that thing looks [xx(]


              Looks are a personal, whatever floats your floats your boat[]


              What he ^^ said.

              Brand loyalty is a funny thing.
              \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
              \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by ChuckB


                quote:


                Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


                May be a good motor who knows but in my opinion that thing looks [xx(]


                Looks are a personal, whatever floats your floats your boat[]


                What he ^^ said.

                Brand loyalty is a funny thing.



                It can be. I tend to be loyal but I also use my head. I have been through a Ford, 2 Chrysler vehicles and 3 chevy vehicles, they all had their chance but failed.

                I was the same way with Furuno, never let me down but it was clear they were strongly focused on the commercial guys, ease of use and functionally was going by them so I jumped to simrad.

                If my mercs in the past had given me headaches I would have left them too. This new motor has to have the others shaking their heads, the weight thing is a BIG deal. If it was suzie and I was repowering I would look long and hard at them but its not.
                David, New Kent, Va[br]



                [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                • #9
                  Hmmm...


                  \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                  \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like it could be a good motor, but like anything newly launched, I'd give it a couple years before plunking down far too much $$ for a motor that seems to be missing lots of metal.

                    Merc makes a good motor, but I'm really questioning the design team and where they get their inspiration.









                    D-
                    Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                    • #11
                      When I first saw them, like most, I think my first reaction was WTF?

                      They've kind of grown on me though. Actually, now they look very similar to the 7 marines to me.

                      Besides a great weight...some nice features. Love that door on the cowl, don't have to pull the hood to check the oil!
                      1990 261 T/2001 200 HPDIs[br]Basking Ridge/Mantoloking NJ[br]

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by ChuckB


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


                        May be a good motor who knows but in my opinion that thing looks [xx(]


                        Looks are a personal, whatever floats your floats your boat[]


                        What he ^^ said.

                        Brand loyalty is a funny thing.



                        It can be. I tend to be loyal but I also use my head. I have been through a Ford, 2 Chrysler vehicles and 3 chevy vehicles, they all had their chance but failed.



                        I would like to throw out there that the only Ford given a shot was a Windstar.... Not Fords strong suit for reliability judgement...

                        Continue on.

                        I think they look good
                        Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                        • #13
                          Yes Tim, was a Wind Star, I was less financially stable than I am now and had small kids.

                          That easy remove cowl is sweet[]
                          David, New Kent, Va[br]



                          [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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                          • #14
                            Makes me wish I would have waited a year for my motor purchase. I would love to have twin 200's on the 25 but I purchased the 150 fourstrokes at the Miami show last year. Still dont have them on yet...wonder what a trade in on two boxed 150's would be...
                            Steven Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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                            • #15
                              like DT said, I would never buy brand new technology, unproven and limited guys/shops that know how to work on them

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