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  • Mako 220 Integrity for Repowering?

    My 1988 Mako 220 is due for repowering. Before considering dropping a lot on a new 200HP outboard, I would like to know if my transom is in good shape. Any suggestions how to do this? Or should I worry about it at all?

    Also any suggestions or experience concerning spending a large amount on a new outboard and placing it on a 30 year old boat?

  • #2
    I did that last year. I added a bracket and a new 250. It has not shown any signs of issues. If it is in decent shape you should be fine. Do you currently have any flex or movement?
    [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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    • #3
      No movement in the transom. Nor any reason to suspect the transom has problems other than 30 years of use. Its a trailer boat so it hasn't set in the water for long periods. Guess I'm just overly concerned.

      How do you like the bracket? seems like it would add deck space.

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      • #4
        Added a ton of space. No other 22' boat has the aft space I have. The bracket also spreads the force of the new motor across a larger area verse the transom. I am not sure why I waited so long.
        [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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        • #5
          Your bracket sounds great. I've always been interested in one as a motor mount and swim platform combined. Is your bracket an off-the -self item from an aftermarket seller or is it custom made? Is it something that bolts on relatively straight forward or is there glass and gel-coat work involved?

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          • #6
            Mine was from a custom shop but was a leftover someone did not pay for. AJ marine or Armstrong make really great brackets that match the Mako boats. Simple bolt on. 22 bolts. Once the motor was off I did have to back fill the 4 mounting holes with some resin/cabosil mix. When I get home I will see if I can download some images from the mounting as I am not sure they are showing in my build page due to Photobucket.

            As far as swimming and ladders. The kids love it no matter what sandbar or lake we go to.

            Back to the first post. I plan on keeping mine for several years while kids grow up. The re-power was easy. If you plan to sell soon then you wont get money 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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