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kevin
03-23-2000, 08:04 PM
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT I CAN EXPECT TO GAIN BY ADDING A NOSE CONE ON MY 280 DRIVE ON A 16FT. WITH 302 (NOW KNOW AS Z BOP) I THINK SOME ONE HAD ONE FOR SALE AT ONE TIME ANY BODY KNOW WHO.

Kenn
03-23-2000, 08:20 PM
Hi,
I have used a Hill nose cone on my 250 series Volvo drive.

It adds to providing a clean block of water to the propeller, that is without any air bubbles that cost power and cause cavitation and burning of propeller.

I also found that it improved my steering and reduced that dreaded tourque event.

Works for me.

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GEOO
03-23-2000, 09:03 PM
Kevin, I tried a nose cone on my Volvo 290. Lost 1mph but the steering was better. A nose cone is needed when you start to reach speeds so high that the water can no longer hit the propeller. This is called blow-out. Other wise it creates more drag. I would not put a cone on an old Volvo unless you are Running in the 70's. http://206.150.187.82/ubb/frown.gif GEOO