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FRTDOG540 posted 10-30-2003 07:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for FRTDOG540   Send Email to FRTDOG540  
Hi Gang,

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!!!


Barry posted 10-30-2003 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
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.
CHRISWEIGHT posted 11-09-2003 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for CHRISWEIGHT  Send Email to CHRISWEIGHT     
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.


FRTDOG540 posted 11-10-2003 06:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for FRTDOG540  Send Email to FRTDOG540     

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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