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    I am repowering my 1988 231 CC. I am deciding between a Suzuki 200A & a 225. I live in Annapolis & will be running her in the Chesapeake. The outboard will be attached to the transom. She had a 1998 225 Johnson Ocean Runner on her before. The owners manual states max power is 250. The dealership is trying to push the 200A for its features & great reputation. Im leaning towards the 225 to have the extra power since I have drag from my t-top. The price is not a huge difference between the two. I would appreciate it if anyone would chime in. Thanks.

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    Our hulls are similar, the 231 is a little bigger, and while I do run a 200 it is a 2-stroke and got because timing was right. If buying new and not constrained by budget I personally would not consider 200 4-stroke.

    I understand the reputation, but what features does the 200 have that arne't available on the 225? Is it possible they have a 200 in stock?
    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
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    • #3
      buddy has a 231 with a 225 and runs fantastic. I would think a 250 would be an even better bet as the larger engine could run the same speed at a slower rpm. Plus if you ever decided to sell, your boat would sell much faster with a 250 or 225 then a 200 just due to perception.
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
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      • #4
        I opted for the 250. The 200 and 225 will only net you about 1 or 2 mph different. The 250 jumps up in another class and is closer to the 300 in turns of HP and MPG. Hit up Brando as he as a 250 on his 23 WA. He loves to show it off.
        [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
          ChuckB, the 200A is a 4 cylinder while the 225 is a 6 cylinder.

          The 200A offers variable valve timing system, lean burn control system, O2 sensor feedback control system, easy start system & troll mode system whereas the 225 does not have any of those options.

          Th 200 weighs 529 lbs while the 225 weighs 606.

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          • #6
            ChuckB, the 200A is a 4 cylinder while the 225 is a 6 cylinder.

            The 200A offers variable valve timing system, lean burn control system, O2 sensor feedback control system, easy start system & troll mode system whereas the 225 does not have any of those options.

            Th 200 weighs 529 lbs while the 225 weighs 606.

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            • #7
              Snappergapper, are you saying there will only be a couple of mph different between the 200 & the 225? If so, how did you come up w/ that? I would go w/ the 200 if what you are saying is true. Thanks.

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              • #8
                and from what I was told by Danny's Marine when I was price shopping was the 200 is available with Fly-By-Wire and the 225 only has mechanical controls
                Brian[br]1992 Mako 221[br]1987 Bayliner 17 (sold)[br]1963 Elgin (sold)[br]Pasadena,MD[br][email protected][br]I am a PROUD DEPLORABLE[br]\"Make America Great Again\"[br]

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                • #9
                  and from what I was told by Danny's Marine when I was price shopping was the 200 is available with Fly-By-Wire and the 225 only has mechanical controls
                  Brian[br]1992 Mako 221[br]1987 Bayliner 17 (sold)[br]1963 Elgin (sold)[br]Pasadena,MD[br][email protected][br]I am a PROUD DEPLORABLE[br]\"Make America Great Again\"[br]

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