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Venus xt

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Venus xt

Post by steve3340 » Jul 15, 2014 3:16 pm

I bought a venus xt last fall. I'm running a 150 mariner with 6" set Back and prop 2 1/2" below pad with lazer 2 24 pitch as suggested on Hydrostream history page. Runs at 5800 rpm but I can only get high 40's maybe 50 mph. Any suggestion ? Besides more power, funds are dried up this yr. I tried a laser 2 26 pitch strong pull but only 5400 rpm at most.

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Re: Venus xt

Post by idvette » Jul 15, 2014 9:35 pm

I'd say start by raising the motor, it's free to do that. At 6" back, you should be able to run level with the pad. Then try that 26 again....

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Post by steve3340 » Jul 15, 2014 9:39 pm

Can I run it that high with no low water pick up?

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Post by idvette » Jul 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Um, not likely, guess I shouldn't have assumed you were running one. So how about a torque tab, dual steering, solid mounts?? You may be safer to stay where you are...

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Post by steve3340 » Jul 15, 2014 9:59 pm

Hydraulic steering, no toque tab, going to order solid mounts. What about a hydrofoil? Will that help at all? I was looking at bobs true track tracker.

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Post by aaron78viper » Jul 15, 2014 10:28 pm

I would say give me the 150 and bold on a 200

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Re: Venus xt

Post by Hippie459MN » Jul 16, 2014 2:34 am

If you have a water pressure gauge (if not, get one), start raising your motor and raise it as high as you can until you start loosing pressure. I bet you still get it up a ways yet. Also, I have seen people plug the top 2-4 holes on the water pickups on a stock case and get the motor up a bit more. Personally, I say invest in a cone with low water pickup.

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Re: Venus xt

Post by idvette » Jul 16, 2014 11:31 am

The hydrofoil will help out of the hole and with low speed porpoising, but that's it.

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Post by steve3340 » Jul 16, 2014 6:21 pm

Thanks for the input. I do have a land and sea nose cone that was on it when I got the 150. However it was installed poorly so I took it off. What should I use to put it back on? Tack weld then cover or some kind of epoxy mix?

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Post by 265mercman » Jul 28, 2014 1:09 pm

use marine tek to bond it on put 4 good stitch welds on cone on each side and one in the center at bottom and fill with epoxy then smooth to ur liking put itching orimer on it let it roll

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