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Mako 261-Fuel tank replacement??????

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  • Mako 261-Fuel tank replacement??????

    I own a 1988 261. I am the original owner. I will probably be replacing my engines next summer with new Yamaha 200 HPDI's. I have never had any problem with my fuel tank (knock on wood). I wanted to know weather or not I need to inspect the tank prior to the new motors being placed on. As you know this would involve removing the console, T-top and leaning post. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

  • #2
    My 1987 261 was submerged and the fuel tank is still fine. Don't mess with it until you need to.
    \'87 261 200 yamis[br]\'86 Actioncraft 130 yami[br]Palm Harbor,Fl


    • #3
      I'd say the same....'if it aint broke, dont try to fix it'

      Other than the fact that for a short time you wont have a wiring harness under there, you really save yourself no time in the fact that your switching engines, alot has to come up to find what you allready know, or can tell at least, from simply popping the hatch over the pickups. If its leaking, you'll know it (smell it). With the foam encapsulation, you wont be able to see much.
      1990 261 T/2001 200 HPDIs[br]Basking Ridge/Mantoloking NJ[br]