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  • Transom/Bracket Crack

    Transom/Bracket cracks,DO you guys think this is Structural or cosmetic? I am looking to buy this boat.Boat looks good other then this .One engine is getting a new power head as we speak.I will not be using the engines.Figured if they are rebuilding it i will take it .I will just sell them .

  • #2
    Sorry Guys ,94 261 ,Not sure if its a 261 B or 261 .I am thinking 261,only form the info the google is giving me


    • #3
      I think I'd have a really hard time hanging $40,000 worth of new power on that transom. I'm no expert but it doesn't look good to me.
      Dave [br]Woodbury Heights, NJ[br]\'73 Mako 20[br]\'85 Mako 254[br][br]


      • #4
        I agree with Kings Pointer. You can get a plastic or rubber mallet and pound around the transom and I bet you will here two different sounds. If the sound is the same, I'd pull the screws from the transducer and see if they are wet or water comes out.
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL


        • #5
          It looks like a 282 which was the same hull as 261 but they added a fiberglass transom bracket to the mold the 261 had no bracket and the 261B had a( bracket ) added to the 261 but that boat had a full transom the 282 is known for the transom addition being very weak... beware


          • #6
            The coast guard ordered a recall on that boat and tracker did NOThing about it


            • #7
              This is sounding like its not a great idea .Thanks for all you input !!! Helped me not make a discussion .

              I found a few Mako family 261's ,i just do not know anyone if West palm Beach Fl that can do a transom or floor if needed,any Ideas ???