Do the water inlet screens stick out a little from the side of the M2 gearcase? Use the ones from your L2 gearcase and see if there is an improvment.
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Water pickups on side stick out like on the L2. Just to much pressure coming from the lower pickups maybe? Where can I buy a L2 at and replace the M2 that I made the mistake of putting on?
I did buy the 225HO and took off my 200HO. I lost 2mph by going to the 225. I really thought I would stay the same or maybe even go up a couple of mph. Did not happen. Magnum gearcase has to be the culprit. Hole shot is great and water press. is outstanding. Just slower than my old 200HO.