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Repowering ''99 18' Ventura
|Author||Topic: Repowering ''99 18' Ventura|
posted 10-30-2003 07:09 AM ET (US)
Time to repower my new 18...I bought a leftover 175 ficht and was wondering what guys are setting up the boat at...I have read a few threads about the Dauntless/Ventura having pourpose problems and wondering how the new set up is...Any help would be great!!! Thanks in advance!!!
posted 10-30-2003 12:38 PM ET (US)
Since the 1999 18' Ventura was rated for 150 hp it ought to fly with the 175. Make sure you mount the engine so that the anti-vent plate is above the bottom of the hull.
posted 11-09-2003 05:11 PM ET (US)
Scott hi Ive noticed many people repowering quite new boats for instance my whaler was repowered after three years by the previous owner. I am curious to know why, I am also suffering a bit of porpoising on our SL 16 although with carful trim it is improving. wish you luck.
posted 11-10-2003 06:55 AM ET (US)
I am repowering because I got the once in a lifetime deal on a leftover '00 175hp Ficht..We do a lot of waterskiing and the 115 Yami wasn't going to cut it on the 18 Ventura...I actually bought the motor before the boat and just waited for Ven/Dau to come along that was the right boat...I knew I was going to end up with a Ventura or older Dauntless, I was just looking for the right one...I have tested the 115 on our Ventura a few times this fall and it did fine, just did not have that real headsnapping holeshot that I am hoping the 175 will have...I did not have the pourposing problem. I want to see how others set their boats up so I can hopefully avoid the problem...Best of luck adn have a great holiday!!
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