Nosecone or not for Vegas V?
again for the information you have provided me in the past. I have
an 84 Vegas V with a 2.4 Mariner 200. Now that I have been driving
my Vegas in the upper 70's (and getting faster as time goes on) for a
while, I have started wondering at what point a nosecone may or may not
benefit me. I have researched the IHR website and Scream and Fly
website for a while and everyone seems to have a different idea.
From what I gather at the high 70's to low 80's you should install a
nosecone. So I am at a loss on trying to figure this one out on my
own. I have all the basic setup things that you have mentioned
already done. I have 6 inch setback, solid mounts, and a 28 pitch
chopper that has light cup in it (I have been working with the local prop
guy to tune it to my boat). Also has a torque tab. When I
bring the motor up to where it drives good and the rpm's are around 6,000
I start to lose water pressure (sometimes around 12psi). I do have
the top 3 holes plugged on my gearcase to help this out. If I lower
it to get more water pressure (up to 25psi at times) then the boat feels
sluggish and loses top end speed and rpms. My primary use of this
boat is just a fast lake/river cruiser, usually just me on board.
Also I have plenty of bow lift no matter if the engine is high or low.
I am not really worried about spending money, just looking to see if it is
a worthwhile performance gain. So my question to you is a nosecone
worth installing on this rig or not? Thanks again.
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