Originally Posted by blufin
just wondering what your thoughts are on the raker versus the viper..overall perf., grip, hole shot etc.
The experience I have had tends to suggest the Raker grips slighty better and will potentially give you a marginal improvement in Speed whilst losing a few RPMs. you can generally recover the RPM by making sure you have the vent plate riding on top of the water whilst on the plane, which is how any e-tec should be set to achieve best results.
If you are going to change fr om a Viper to a Raker I would recommend lifting the engine at least one notch.
I have not yet tried a Raker on my 150 but would be interested to compare results against the 19" Viper although I am pretty happy with the Vipers perfomance, its a good all rounder IMO.