Interesting. Mine is a 1991 as well. And definitely only has a ballast tank. So my guess is that yours has been converted a while ago. Which makes more sense than the ballast tank. Maybe it was a special edition? Your console still has the cutout in the front for the fuel tanks to slide in
As for the pvc - that is what the spec sheet of the rubber mat link says. It does not suggest outdoor use but perhaps has some UV protection in the bonding agent.
There is a product called Turf Coat which is actual rubber paint which is made for outdoors such as playgrounds. Can find a link if needed.
The 225 would be sweet. Especially with a full tank and people and equipment. My 130 pushes the boat at 30 mph (45 km/h) with a 16 pitch prop. Yet have to attach a tach to find out rpms and likely change prop to a 19. The 2.6 L V6 200 Yamaha that I had on her a while ago were consuming about 10 to 12 US gallons / 37 to 44 liters per hour at 3000 rpms and a 25 mph speed. With 2 person load. Plus the oil.
The 4 cycle is a lot more quiet and burns about ½. But I still somehow miss the raw screaming power of the 200.
If you put a 225 on it you may want to have a steel transom brace. That too was original equipment. Connects the transom with the deck. Is about 40 cm long on the diagonal side. Can send a pic.