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Old 02-13-2020, 06:41 PM
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I have seen the Hybrid with one engine 350 dual prop and they say mpg is great. The Makaria with the two 300 engines has a lift up seat in the back that
make it real easy to get to all the pumps. I didn't see that on the single engine Hiybrid. Nothing beats

access to get to stuff and not have to stand on your head. I had to do that on my last boat and no more of that for me on my next boat. Maybe the single engine version can have that too, not sure.
I would like to put a single engine on the Makaira if possible but maybe they only make it with two engines, don't know.
The both look nice. Twin 300 might be the way to go and have backup if one engine problem. I had a one engine problem offshore one time on a Cat I use to own and the extra engine was nice to have. So might go that way myself. Just have to decide which 300's are the best, I have always used Yamaha in the past but might try another brand today.
Anyone ride in one of these boat???????????
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Iím in the process of ordering/ negotiating on one with single 350suzuki!! The makira and hybrid are worlds different in my opinion and I canít wait to get mine ordered.
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The Makaira is the same boat as the hybrid (different deck layout) and both come in single engine configuration. I own a 2800 hybrid with the suzuki 350 and it does well . Very surprising for such a large boat. The bilge access on the hybrid is almost as good as the makaira. I am 6'1" and was completely in the bilge when I was installing my power pole pumps. You could have shut the hatch door because I was kneeling on the bilge floor.

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Iím in the process of ordering/ negotiating on one with single 350suzuki!! The makira and hybrid are worlds different in my opinion and I canít wait to get mine ordered.
Are going for the Makaira with one engine or the Hybrid???????????
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I own a hybrid. As said above, getting into the bilge is easy and I'm 6' 2".

I'm really liking the boat. Fished 6 offshore and then headed into the bayou for inshore fishing and it didn't feel cramped. What would you like to know?
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The 425 Yam or 450R Merc is the single I'd be putting on a 28 if I went that route. (But I'm an old bass fisherman so there's no such thing as "to much" or "more than enough" power in my head! )

Twin 250s is likely what I'd put on either of BWs 28 tho honestly. Just what I'd do for the way I'd use that awesome boat.
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post

Twin 250s is likely what I'd put on either of BWs 28 tho honestly. Just what I'd do for the way I'd use that awesome boat.
250 Zukes weigh same as 300. And not that much more. Thatís how I have twin 300s hanging on the back.
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250 Zukes weigh same as 300. And not that much more. Thatís how I have twin 300s hanging on the back.
I thought the 28s had a 500hp max rating? Thats why I said I'd want twin 250s. If they raised it to 600 then HELL YEAH I agree and would go twin 300s!
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Nice with the twins 300's. Power to spare and don't have to run them hard. Should last a long time.
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I seatrialed a Makaira recently with a single 400 Verado. Was leaning towards twin 225 Pro XS and didnít think single engine would do what I wanted. Was more than impressed with the 400 Verado. Cruised at 40 at 4100 rpm and topped out at 63. Didnít get fuel burn numbers this trip. Relatively light load, three guys, 1/2 fuel but still..
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Top speed with twin 300s is supposed to be about 74mph. Fastest Iíve had it is 66mph. It is a fun boat for sure.
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Top speed with twin 300s is supposed to be about 74mph. Fastest Iíve had it is 66mph. It is a fun boat for sure.
Very nice website Keith!
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Top speed with twin 300s is supposed to be about 74mph. Fastest I’ve had it is 66mph. It is a fun boat for sure.

I don't think I would want to go that fast out in Gulf. Might be a smooth day but you might come up on a swell and get launched.
Those are speed boat speeds 74mph.
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Are going for the Makaira with one engine or the Hybrid???????????
Makaira with single 350 zuke. I wanted twins but talking with factory rep I donít feel itís necessary and like the room it provides. While the hulls are the same the lay out of the hybrid is no where near the makaira with a coffin box!
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Originally Posted by jhuffman228 View Post
Makaira with single 350 zuke. I wanted twins but talking with factory rep I donít feel itís necessary and like the room it provides. While the hulls are the same the lay out of the hybrid is no where near the makaira with a coffin box!

Different layout, but they weigh with in a couple hundred pounds of each other so should run the same with the 350 setup. I like the open layout on the makaira as well. When I asked when it was coming out I was told not for a months up to a year. 2 weeks after I took delivery of my hybrid the makaira came out.

Unless you want the redundancy of twins or the speed of twin 300ís I think the single does well. Specially if you get the Yamaha 425 or merc 450. I would love to drive one with a 450 mercury. These boats like to run 40-50ís.
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I don't think I would want to go that fast out in Gulf. It might be a smooth day but you might come up on a swell and get launched.
Those are speed boat speeds 74mph.
Nah, don't need that problem. We run a lot in rivers too and across bays so we can stretch it out occasionally. What the twin 300's really does for you is increase that overall cruise speed. I can cruise at 50-55mph and make quick work of a trip from Pascagoula to Back Bay Biloxi or over to Flora-Bama. It helps to cut that time down. And then, when the occasional storm blows up, it is nice to know you can roll out quickly if you need to. For offshore though, you are right, it is complete overkill. But on those glass days, being able to roll back 50+ and not even stretch the motors is nice.
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Nah, don't need that problem. We run a lot in rivers too and across bays so we can stretch it out occasionally. What the twin 300's really does for you is increase that overall cruise speed. I can cruise at 50-55mph and make quick work of a trip from Pascagoula to Back Bay Biloxi or over to Flora-Bama. It helps to cut that time down. And then, when the occasional storm blows up, it is nice to know you can roll out quickly if you need to. For offshore though, you are right, it is complete overkill. But on those glass days, being able to roll back 50+ and not even stretch the motors is nice.
Keith what kind of fuel economy are you getting with the twin 300s at a 40 mph cruise. Pretty much locked in on getting the Makaira but still undecided on what to put on the back. Thanks
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Yamaha single 425
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...a_08-13-18_bay
4000 rpm @40 MPH 2.76 MPG TS 63.3 MPH

Twin 200 Yamaha
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...a_02-26-19_bay
4500 RPM @42.6 MPH 2.36 MPG TS 58.5 MPH


Twin 250 Yamaha
https://yamahaoutboards.com/en-us/ho...a_02-26-19_bay
4000RPM @ 43.9 MPH @ 1.92 MPG TS 65.6


Twin 300 Mercs v8
No Bullitens just HT information
Twin 300 Merc V8 4000RPM @ 48 MPH 2.10 MPG TS Varies greatly I have heard 70-75 depending on load and prop

Single 350 Suzukie
http://www.suzukimarine.com/~/media/...%20DF350A.ashx

4500 RPM @ 39.6 MPH 3.41 MPG TS 56.9 You cant beat the fuel economy most are not reporting this high end of a TS

Single 350 Yamaha
NO Bullitiens but I have read much better performance TS than the Suzukie - Not sure
If it were me and I had to chose between a single 350 inspite of everything I would still prefer the Yamaha just my take on performance from what I have read.
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Keith what kind of fuel economy are you getting with the twin 300s at a 40 mph cruise. Pretty much locked in on getting the Makaira but still undecided on what to put on the back. Thanks
2.5 roughly, maybe 2.45
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Twin 300 mercs.
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