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  • Mako 262 repower

    Does anyone have any opinions on repower on a 1996 262 center console. I presently have a Mercury 250EFI on it. The hull is rated for 400hp. A single 350 or a pair of 200s? Thoughts?

  • #2
    Depends on the type of fishing you do... if long runs Id say twin 200 Suzukis/etecs/optis. If you do more coastal fishing Id say a 300 Yamaha or Suzuki. Yamaha did a test(I think on a Sportsman 25) and twin 150s were faster than a single 300 and iirc more fuel efficient, but the single had better hole shot. A single is typically cheaper than twins, both in initial cost and maintenance.
    1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

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    • #3
      Can't say enough power or best setup, but I have always said I would love a 241B or 262 with a big single. I would love to see that hull with a Suzuki 350.
      \'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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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by ChuckB


        Can't say enough power or best setup, but I have always said I would love a 241B or 262 with a big single. I would love to see that hull with a Suzuki 350.



        That hull needs twins, at least 200s.
        David, New Kent, Va[br]



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

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by Triplecrownnc



          That hull needs twins, at least 200s.


          At least 200s :-/ The max hp for this hull is 200, & its currently running a single 250. I don't suspect there would be much or any difference between twin 200s and a single 350. The 262 is the old 241B with eurotransom, essentially a 24 boat.

          Edit: That "250" was a fat finger phone typo, like I initially stated 350.
          \'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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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by ChuckB


            quote:


            Originally posted by Triplecrownnc



            That hull needs twins, at least 200s.


            At least 200s :-/ The max hp for this hull is 200, & its currently running a single 250. I dont suspect there would be much or any difference between twin 200s and a single 350. The 262 is the old 241B with eurotransom, essentially a 24 boat.



            Thats right, at least twin 200s. That hull with a single 250 would be a pig. Mako specs list the 1996 262 at 26'2" with an 8.5' beam, not a 24 ft boat.
            David, New Kent, Va[br]



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

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            • #7
              Yamaha did a test on a 25 sportsman (IIRC) and the twin 150s were faster than the single 300 which seems counter intuitive to me because I would think the added drag of a second motor would slow it down. 300 had better hole shot but 150s were better in every other category
              1989 Mako 261[br]SOLD - 1987 231 restore/rebuild http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46836&whichpage=1[br]

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              • #8
                I have to say, just by the numbers I'd go with twin merc v6 200's
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                • #9
                  How does it currently perform with a single 250 now?

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                  • #10
                    For the repower, I'd think a pair of 200s would be just about perfect. That said good luck. I'm trying to repower right now and having fits getting a motor via Merc or Yamaha.
                    1972 Mako 22[br]1979 Mako 25

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                    • #11
                      I think I would be hanging twin Evinrude 200 G2s on that boat. Plus they have 10 years of warranty now. I have 250 horsepower of big Johnson on my 1978 21 and it just right.[]
                      1978 Mako 21[br]Schneider [br]Butler, PA

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