High Speed Ventura

In 1977 H. Pipkorn built me a Ventura II that would handle my Evinrude 200. It was heavy and had a bigger "Hook" than stock. The folks at Land & Sea told me they blew over two Venturas at around 88 mph, they recommended not to exceed mid 80s. So I was content flying it at 85mph. One very windy day I trimmed it down, still had no problem running 85. To make a long story short, after some tweaking on good days I got 91 mph trimmed in, and it felt very stable, even in rough water. Ron Baker barely beat me at Fox Lake drags with his lightened Stream/235 OMC. I hope this helps you Ventura lovers, which I think is the ultimate boat of all time. If there are any questions feel free to get in touch.

Duke

Duke, 

With proper balance, setup and prop selection for your boat, as you have found, is very capable of running over 90. The Ventura is one of the best designed Hydrostreams ever. 

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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