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Old 04-20-2014, 05:47 PM
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Default 2002 Mako 192

I am looking to purchase a 19-22 foot deep V center console for near shore fishing and beach cruising. Anyone have any information on the 2002 192 mako? The particular boat has a 130 hp four stroke on it. Looking to spend under 15k.
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Nice boat!

Specs here:

http://www.mako-boats.com/past-model...modelyear=2002
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I appreciate the info. Hoping for some comments from any current/prior owners. Interested in fuel efficiency, ride, any quirks or issues, etc. Thanks for the help.
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Seems a little light on power. I believe most had 150s but a 130 is probably fine. I had a buddy with a 195 dual console and it ran ok with a 150. Not the smoothest boat in the world but only a 16 degree hull.
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As the above poster said, if you want to purchase a deep-v hull then you don't want a 19 or 22 ft Mako. The 21 and 25 Mako's are deep-v hulls, but the 19 & 22 are not. A 130 hp is just ok on a 22 because it has a flatter bottom than the 21 or 25, but if I were buying a 22, I'd want a 140 or 150 on mine.

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I had a 2001 Mako 192, great boat ran it offshore up to 20 miles. I will warn you I bought it with 4 cylinder I believe it was a 125 Mercury, it was very under powered. I later sold the engine and upgraded to a 150 seem to make all the difference in the world..
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I had the 195 I think. (Dual console) 2004
Had a zuke 140, and power was OK. (150 would have been better)
Boat rode OK, but only in fairly calm water.(it pounded HARD in the slop)
Also had a LOT of gelcoat cracking.
I got a great deal on it during the recession, but only tolerated it for about 6 mos and sold it.

I personally would look for another brand/model.

Better to get an older 21 mako (late 80's) BEFORE tracker marine ruined them.
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thanks for the info. It seems like a Hydra Sport Vector 2000 or 2200 cc may be a better option for the money if I can find one without the FITCH.
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Originally Posted by S0uperP0wers View Post
thanks for the info. It seems like a Hydra Sport Vector 2000 or 2200 cc may be a better option for the money if I can find one without the FITCH.
The older Hydra-sports are GREAT boats. especially the 22 vector hull.

Hard to find though.

Tip: Check the TN and surroundng area craigs list. That is where the brand originated and were manufactured.
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Originally Posted by S0uperP0wers View Post
thanks for the info. It seems like a Hydra Sport Vector 2000 or 2200 cc may be a better option for the money if I can find one without the FITCH.
SOPO- The FICHT haters will descend upon you, but I will say that if the motor was taken care of (like my signature boat), they "could be" fine. If it's a big block V6 (200+ HP) it might be even better. Those didn't have nearly the "issues" of the small blocks.

HS is a great boat. If the motor is questionable, negotiate for cost of the hull & repower.

Just my .02
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Thanks for the advice. Guess the hunt is on now.
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Seems to me if you find a FICHT that is still running, the odds are it is going to last as long as any other motor of its year and horsepower.

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