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    I always enjoy browsing the internet for what boats might be available. I like to tell myself if "the right one" ever came along I would make a move on it, but who knows. It's kind of like year round christmas shopping for me. A 262 is my dream boat and the one thing I've noticed is, they are difficult to find. Anybody here on the forum have one? Always nice to look at a little boat porn
    1995 231 Tuppens

  • #2
    for some reason I see a lot more 252's then 262's on the water from northeast to south fla

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    • #3
      There were 2 for sale in florida in the past 6 months. The 262 was only produced for two years which is why you see so few in comparison to the 252 which was produced for quite a few
      *on the hunt for a 241/261*[br]1989 Mako 210 (sold and missed)

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      • #4
        It is as rare as the hull it replaced, the 241B. The 241B was my dream boat, and while I didn't actually find, after years I did find a bracketed 241. Everyday I would look here, The Hull Truth, and do a search all craigslist search. I would also sporadically search ebay, boattrader, and pop yachts. Be patient and keep looking.

        I do recall 262 in FL. It had older power, appeared to be in prestine condition, but I recall thinking it was overpriced.
        \'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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        • #5
          Thank you gentlemen for the info. I'm struggling with either upgrading to the 262 or just completely overhauling my 231 and hanging on to it for a while
          1995 231 Tuppens

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          • #6
            What do you use the boat mainly for?
            *on the hunt for a 241/261*[br]1989 Mako 210 (sold and missed)

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by JohnB


              What do you use the boat mainly for?



              John I use a boat for pretty much everything under the sun, minus inshore fishing. Fishing offshore St Augustine from nearshore to the ledge, diving out there, scalloping on the gulf, keys trips and this past June we got her over to bimini for a few days. The wife is against a bigger boat right now because her thoughts are if we always have a boat payment then we'll never be able to do what we want to it. I'm inclined to agree. This whole debacle started because I wanted to close in the transom and do a bracket on the 231 and she wasn't a fan of how that looked. She likes the 262 look with that "euro" transom. I've got her onboard with a bracket now.
              1995 231 Tuppens

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              • #8
                I love my functionality with the enclosed transom and bracket. No payment is nice. I agree with you though I love to shop and dream. I am about to post for a buddy of mine a 261 with a bracket and twin Yamaha on the back.
                [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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                • #9
                  Your next boat just hit FB; better act quick and I want finders fee ;-).

                  Mako Boat Owners page on FB has newly listed 262 by Jorge Suarez. Boat is in Miami and the 1 pic posted looks good.
                  \'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
                    he wants 14k and it has an old 225 merc on it, unless your deadest on getting one and don't mind paying for it id talk him down to 8k or walk. the trailer has sat for two years at least and he said isn't road worthy and to me that engine will be an absolute dog even if it was firing on all cylinders.
                    *on the hunt for a 241/261*[br]1989 Mako 210 (sold and missed)

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by ChuckB


                      Your next boat just hit FB; better act quick and I want finders fee ;-).


                      Mako Boat Owners page on FB has newly listed 262 by Jorge Suarez. Boat is in Miami and the 1 pic posted looks good.


                      Chuck I appreciate it. i don't have facebook but was able to look it up. Says merc 225 needs work....like maybe another merc 225??? I dont see a single 225 pushing a 262 very good at all. Plus I think I have made my decision to stick with the 231 and do it up just how I like. Call me crazy, but I even thought about basically adding a euro transom. I've looked over a couple threads on here and see it is possible, yet very labor intensive. The one I really looked at was done by user TUNA back in 2009. I would be very interested in speaking with him today to see how it has held up.
                      1995 231 Tuppens

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                      • #12
                        Personally id just add a bracket and call it a day, to add a euro i just cant see it being cheaper then just buying one that already has one. For the same result.
                        *on the hunt for a 241/261*[br]1989 Mako 210 (sold and missed)

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