Hey all, Am a proud owner of a '99 2440 Walkaround with a 250 EFI Merc 2 stroke (lower unit rebuilt). I inherited the boat in '01 at 16 y/o and grew up fishing and exploring Cape Cod with her aptly named "Fond Memories". She is in great shape.
I am thinking of not only re-powering but also considering moving from a fork-lift/dry dock operation to a mooring/trailering situation. Know how to trailer and would try and do it minimally but nice to have the mobility.
What would you suggest for a re-power, 2 stroke or 4? looking to spend $15k all in.
I've heard 2 stroke Etec 250 would be good or also a merc opti (if stuck with merc could keep lines?), now that 4 strokes are lighter are they a valid option? I currently love my 2 stroke and its acceleration up to plane but don't have the confidence to take her far from shore with the engines age (30-40 miles off reach tuna up here, 70+ miles round-trip). Also looking for increased fuel efficiency.
Also, what trailer would you suggest?
'99 2440 250 EFI