Nose Cone for Voyager XT/Johnson 225

Hello Randy. 

I am trying to figure out the right nose cone if any is the right one for me. What I am really after is the low water p/u feature. I am running a 1994 X-stream Voyager XT with a 1994 Johnson Venom 225. The motor is a fresh rebuild with 280 HP on Dyno. I am looking at the Hydromotive cone because of the shape. Is the Hydromotive cone the best one for me ? or should I avoid a cone on this hull, and modify the water p/u holes ? 



Hi Lance, 

On your rig more important than the nose cone is the skeg shape. The OMC motors have a small skeg to begin with so a proper torque tab is a must. A Bob's style or Hydromotive cone will work equally well but only if the tab is installed and shaped properly. Consider sending the entire gearcase to Bob's for cone and tab installation. The price is right as we can't do it at our shop for that. More importantly, if the job is right the performance will be good. If done wrong expect to LOSE speed and performance over stock. I'm not saying you can't do the job, but it takes way more time and patience than most people have. Unfortunately I can't write what the proper shape should look like. And pictures hide the little important features. Spend the $450 and have them do it, it is smart money for the desired gain your looking for. Hope this answers you question in some way.  




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Mark C.


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