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stark31
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  01:48:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently bought a 1990 251 and the guy said it is the coast guard edition. He said that means the transom is thicker and reinforced and the stringers are thicker too? I was looking to get as much info as I could on what this actually is different from a standard 251. The boat has no power but had twins, my original thought was a single 250 on a bracket but the more I see/read these boats need twins. That being said does anyone have any input on a single 250 hp performance and also twin 150's to 225's? I've heard nothing but great things about these boats and am looking forward to getting out on the water this spring. I'm in Maryland so I will be in the rivers and bay most of the time but will want to take it offshore no doubt. Thanks for any and all input.

mickyb
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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  07:32:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one with twin Yamaha 225 OX66. GREAT boat. I have it with 4 blade props so I top out at 39 knots at 5000 rpm. Cruising is 23 knots at 3300 rpm. If its in good condition, don't hesitate to buy it.

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1991 Mako 19, twin Yamaha 85's (sold)
1991 Mako 254, twin Yamaha 225 OX66
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dtmackey
Snoop Dog

USA
7030 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2017 :  07:36:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coast Guard or (FMP) Florida Marine Patrol Mako?

There are a number of the FMP boats out there that have been removed from service and auctioned off to people like us that restore them and get many good years from a solid boat. You are correct, these boats are built heavier with extra glass, stringers and also do not have fishing lockers or rod storage, but they can survive the most severe of duty, which also includes driving over Bayliners on the weekends.



The 25 is OK with a single 250 based on feedback from another owner, but when you add the weight for the FMP boats, I personally think a single isn't enough and you'd be better with twin 150, 175 or 200s. Or maybe consider a single 300 if a single is your desire.

I can tell you my FMP Mako 21' is heavy and I'm running a E-TEC 250 on that boat and very happy.

Post up some pics.

D-

Current Boats - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226.
- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23' IB, 1970s 17 Angler
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Sailor
Acorn Arnold

USA
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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  08:50:19  Show Profile  Visit Sailor's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A single 250 would be the minimum I would want on that hull. I"ve run mine with a single 225 and it was a complete dog. The 250 is another story, but 300hp is a very nice match either twins or a single.

1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
1985 Mako 20c - sold
Mary Esther, FL
http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841

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mickyb
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828 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2017 :  09:43:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1991 Mako 19, twin Yamaha 85's (sold)
1991 Mako 254, twin Yamaha 225 OX66
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stark31
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USA
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Posted - 01/11/2017 :  23:32:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info everyone. I'd love to find a nice used set of Johnson/Evinrude 175s to 225s. I have tons of spare parts for them from an old Aquasport I was redoing. I'll be starting a thread in the project forum soon. Nothing crazy, just cosmetic(minus motors and rigging.
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