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    Default Who makes the best nosecone 4 Bravo 1?

    thinking about adding a nosecone while I have my drive off, anyone know
    which one would work the best? my Bravo 1 has the low water pickup in the stock nose area. how do they configure a nose cone to fit over this?
    DON'T want external hoses.

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    Don't everyone answer at once!!! Gosh

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    I only have experience with Bob's machine shop and Hydro motive unit's, the Bob's was a nicer piece...They also do factory installs...

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    Put a 300 on the back of it, Flywheel it and a nosecone. $15,000 later you'll have a 65 mph pile of shit......

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    If the rig doesn't run at least 85-90 mph the cone will usually slow the top speed, more gearcase area = more drag. The cone helps the hydrodynamics at a higher speed than the drive was originally designed to run at. Airplane wings are designed to work best at their designed speed, so are outdrives. On the faster stuff, the cone helps keep the flow of water stay closer to the housing to allow more "bite" and keep "blowout" from occuring. We need more info here to help more, or call Hydromotive, they are very helpful. I have used their products with much success. TIMINATOR
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    What year Bravo I? Bobs or Imco are our choice. How fast is your boat?
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    it's a '99 25 sxt cat, SUPPOSEDLY drive has been gone thru with XR up-
    grades, but who knows! (motor was supposed to have been fresh also)
    it is a low water pickup style, with a 32p bravo 1 labbed 4 blade, and
    the best speed I have had on the gps is 96mph. and that was with the
    worn out 502 with a whipple thrown on it! before it blew, of course!
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    It would benefit from either of the two nose cones I mentioned. The Imco will be happier with a higher X-dimension.
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    I know it doesn't look like it in the picture, but the prop shaft is even with
    the bottom of the sponsons when trimmed neutral! are you saying I would
    be better off with an even shorter lower? I'm new to the outdrive deal,
    so I don't have the setup savvy just yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    I know it doesn't look like it in the picture, but the prop shaft is even with
    the bottom of the sponsons when trimmed neutral! are you saying I would
    be better off with an even shorter lower? I'm new to the outdrive deal,
    so I don't have the setup savvy just yet!
    Do you have friends with a sportmaster that would let you try it
    If you ain't the lead dog the view is always the same !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    I know it doesn't look like it in the picture, but the prop shaft is even with
    the bottom of the sponsons when trimmed neutral! are you saying I would
    be better off with an even shorter lower? I'm new to the outdrive deal,
    so I don't have the setup savvy just yet!
    What I was saying is that the Imco style nose cone will work better in an application that requires less trim (high X-dimension). If the center of your propshaft is even with the keel of the sponsons you are very close to being as high as you can get and still have drive-ability.
    Either of the two I mentioned will work for you.
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    Thanks:d that's the answer i was looking for!!!!

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