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FRTDOG540 posted 08-13-2003 07:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for FRTDOG540   Send Email to FRTDOG540  
I have a line on a '99 Ventura w/ 115 yamaha...I have a brand new 2001 175 FICHT that is a 20" shaft...I know it overrates the boat by 25hp, but can I fit a 20" shaft on that transom??? WHaler says no, but a few folks that have a ventura say's it can be done...Any idea's???

Thanks,

Scott

jimh posted 08-13-2003 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In as much as the VENTURA model has been made in several lengths from 16 to 20 feet, it is hard to answer your question as currently posed.

A boat manufacturer is required to include a horsepower rating derived from federal regulations by a specific formula.

There is no federal requirement that a boat cannot be powered in excess of this rating. This topic has been discussed in length and detail in other threads; if you care to search for them you'll find much good information. Also, I suggest you check the boating laws in effect for the water you operate upon, as they may contain regulations that stipulate more about horsepower and ratings than the federal rules.

FRTDOG540 posted 08-13-2003 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for FRTDOG540  Send Email to FRTDOG540     
I forgot to mention that it was an 18 Ventura in my post.Do you feel a 20 inch shaft will work or will it significantly affect the performace by being too short?
kglinz posted 08-13-2003 02:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
I'm sure there's an extension kit made to add 5" length to your shaft. Check with you dealer. (Only works on outboard motors)

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