Thread: SHO hull
05-26-2008, 08:37 PM #1
I'm glad to see all you guys are finally getting your skis.
I have been thinking about getting an SHO as a 2nd ski. That 1800 cc motor looks like it could become a monster with a few more tweaks.
My question concerns the hull. All us 250X guys found out last year that rough water capability comes at a price........ top speed. I love my 250X but it's never going to be a top speed ski no matter what you throw at it because of the hull design. A lot of you SHO owners have posted that it runs very well in the chop. Do you think it's ability in the chop will hold back it's top speed? I have looked at the SHO hull several times and it looks to be somewhere in between the 250X and the Seadoo. I guess everyone will find out later on this summer when the ECU and more mods come out for the SHO.
05-26-2008, 08:58 PM #2
The 1800 CC's was a huge selling point for me. I know i can build big power with that
Not sure at what speed the hull will limit speeds but i intend to find out
05-26-2008, 09:04 PM #3
Well "DP." down here in Grand Cayman had a fx hull doing 76+ with a 1200 motor with triples
05-27-2008, 09:12 AM #4
I honestly believe the hull is the best Yamaha has ever created. I am amazed at how it handles large chop. It has firm footing on large boat wakes even at bad angled approach. Just outstanding how well it handled the large boat wakes at HIGH speed never a scary moment
05-27-2008, 04:17 PM #5
05-27-2008, 04:47 PM #6
05-27-2008, 06:28 PM #7
I rode that Ultra hull last year & just switched to the SHO last week. A good comparison would be the ULtra hull seems to ride in the water while the SHO hull rides more on top of the water. No doubt the Ultra hull is still king of rough water but so far I have not experienced the annoying tendency that my Ultra had to have water ride up the bow & nearly drown you in certain conditions. If you like the Ultra I think you will be very impressed with the SHO as a companion ski.
05-27-2008, 07:21 PM #8
Thanks for the comparison. My biggest question about the SHO is will the hull limit top speed? Most of you guys have said that the SHO does very well in the chop. If it does as well in the rough as the 250X I'd venture to say that like the 250X, it's dragging a lot of wetted surface through the water. That's the tradeoff with the 250X. Great rough water capability but that big deep V hull limits top speed. I may be asking a question that can't be answerd just yet.
05-27-2008, 07:25 PM #9
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05-27-2008, 08:13 PM #10
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