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Nose cone ?

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Nose cone ?

Post by Stellix » Mar 22, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm getting close to finishing up my Vector. I have been thinking about how I'm going to set it up, I have a Mercury XRI 150 and a 3" slide master jack plate. I was wondering if I need a nose cone with low water pickup or not. I have the stock lower unit now and I found a good deal on a small diameter case lower with a Bobs cone with low water pick up. I've heard the a cone can sometimes slow a boat down if under 80mph. Can I run my prop shaft level with the pad without low water pickup?

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Re: Nose cone ?

Post by aaron78viper » Oct 09, 2017 9:11 am

absolutely not without a low water pickup cone.. put that cone on it, and an et prop, or even a chopper should work good with the 3 inch jack plate. if you have no windshield a cleaver would be better most likely. bolt on the low water pickup case and set the propshaft a little above the pad when the shaft is parallel with the rear of the pad.. a 28 pitch would work good on that

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Re: Nose cone ?

Post by Stellix » Oct 09, 2017 10:10 am

Thanks. I went ahead with the nose cone and low water pickup and I'm running a 27 SRX prop. It's all I can handle right now until I get a little more seat time

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Re: Nose cone ?

Post by aaron78viper » Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am

That's a perfect option for you, and it should get you close to 80 with a good setup and if the motor is healthy

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