Mako 282

looking to repower my 2000 282 mako, currently have 2000 225 optimaxs’. Was wondering if anyone on here has any experience with the makos and 4 strokes. I know they are heavier and being my boats max hp is 450, was curious if they had to reinforce the transom or anything else. Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,627 Captain
    Tank if your going to repower make sure and
     go with 4 strokes.I have 2200 hours on my Suzuki
    300s.I would have thought your Mako would be rated
     for more than 450 HP.Good luck shopping.
  • CaptJCaptJ Posts: 708 Officer
    Just repowered my Anacapri with Yamahas. It's a very heavy boat as I've done extensive work on it. Got 20 years out of my Yami 2 strokes, and the pair of 150 four strokes I hung on it are apparently stronger. I'm very pleased with the fuel usage and performance. 
  • offshore17offshore17 Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    The new mercury 4 stroke are as light as the old 2 stroke. They only go up to 225 so your in luck but I saw weight at around 500 pounds. They were just released so you might have a hard time getting them.
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