i'm not sure of the model name, i know a buddy of a buddy who had one with a 200 2.5 merc on it. good solid boat, but with the 200 2.4 your not going to win any speed contests, the boat is really heavy and needs torque to push it. if you could com across a 3.0L merc motor for a great deal it would definitely make a world of a difference. cool looking boat man
My dads buddy had one with a jet drive and 502 in it. Only one ever built with a jet. Sanger Jack said it woulld never work, boy was he wrong. The boat worked very well, and was very fast.
I think they built them during the transition from performance boats, for years they made jet drag hydros and daycruisers. They held a lot of records but I think the Carter years recession croaked their market, so they shifted to family and tournament ski boats that they still build. It seems like this boat is kind of the end of their performance mini daycruiser run. It seems kind of like a cross between a mini daycruiser, and one of their ski race boats, and a Supersport jet they used to build, but with an outboard to appeal to a market that couldn't deal with a big block and headers over the transom. I'm sure the 502 jet was some snappy performancewise, I bet it went 80 must of had 400 hp.
I have the motor hung on a 12" manual jackplate and I have 24, 25 and 26 props to try on my way old ( 78) rebuilt 2.4 Merc. This was the first Merc. v6 200 , called a 2000, and a vertacal reed block motor. The transom bracket has cast in dual steering tubes, and 2 trim rams and non standard bolt pattern. Got the cables hooked up and the hydraulics working, and the steering is rigged .
I have wiring and general clean up to go and its boatride time!