Venus/Yamaha 225 Setup
My personal preference is dual cable rack and pinion steering, and not the
no feedback systems on the market. Those systems do not work. Hydraulic
steering is "cool", but the boat becomes more difficult to
drive. I do not seem to have a problem with it, but some of my customers
do. As far as the plate goes, a Venus seems to like somewhere between 6-7
inches, and not much use for the hydraulics. The Venus has a
"sweet" spot of about 1 1/2 inches below the bottom with that
setback. And not much happens going up and down. That 225 on the Venus
will run over 80 quite easily. For some reason, it is almost always faster
than other 20 footers. It must be the shape.
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