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    Anyone with ownership of 2000 mako 252 past problems ?

    Does anyone know what part of the Mako 252 has wood in it ? Stringers or Transom ? Also what material was used in the fuel tank construction. I'm thinking about replacing the 2000 150 HP mercury's 580 hours with new 150 merc's. Is this enough HP to run the Gulf Stream and around in the Bahamas? Any thoughts on fuel burn at 20/25 knots ? Has a flush head any comments on the holding tank?

    Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. jmackey

    John Mackey

    972 523 4737

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  • #2
    Hi.

    You would have no problem crossing to Bimini Bahamas or West End with that boat. Of course that assumes decent weather. The fuel tank, if original, is aluminum so you may need to inspect/smell for corrosion. Your boat holds 190 gallons ( mine only has 130 gallons) and I can easily make the trip across with 2 foot seas. I do have Optimax's though. Not sure on the "wood" question.
    Boca Raton, FL[br]Current: 2002 253[br]Former: 1995 19[br]Former: 1979 19b

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    • #3
      I have a 253 WA. stringers and transom are wood. fuel tank on mine is 190 gallons. Mine has a single 300 Suzuki and will go for a whole week in the keys on a single tank of fuel. A single 300 has never been under powered and opens up tons of space on the transom area.
      1998 253 W/A Suzuki 300

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      • #4
        Repowered my 2000 252 with twin Mercury 150 four strokes from Opti's. Super smooth, quite and pulls strong. You won't be disappointed.

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        • #5
          I don't have 252, but I've got a 254 with twin mercury 150 4- strokes. We crossed to Bimini last summer from Fort Lauderdale. No problems. The engines do great. Going again this summer.

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