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Hydro Foil
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:34:59 PM »
Have you guys used these?

I have one on my 90 hp Merc and never really noticed any change in getting on plain sooner..

BUT, I bought a new 15hp for my 14ft river rat boat and I'm having trouble getting it up on plane with just me in the stern. If I have someone in the front, or and extra 100 pounds of junk, I plane out just fine.

I'm thinking about putting one on this small motor....will it help?
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 05:04:17 PM »
I had one on my old boat that had a 25 horse. I don't recall anything significant that stands out weather it was worth it or not!!!!! :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 05:24:55 PM »

When by yourself have you tried setting the motor trim all the way in on the last trim hole? 
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 06:50:19 PM »
I saw tests on those in Walleye/Boats mag tech tests...said they created significant drag on smaller engines. A lot depends on hull and weight disbursement. (As you already know)
Thats what determines how soon yer boat planes out under power....
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 07:12:11 PM »
I have one on my 40, using that and the trim really helps plane out the boat...  and I have a hand tiller set up...
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:16:08 PM »
I have had them on a few boats.  Usually to remedy too small of a motor.  I do think they help.  Still have to gun it to get some water flowing to make it work.  Then you can back off once you are up on plane. 

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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 08:56:03 AM »
We had 1 on an old glass boat that only had a 35HP on it, couldn't really tell that it helped or not IMO. :confused:
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 09:05:37 AM »
I just went back to read some tech columns and reviews on this.....seems they feel it DOES provide a boost and helps. I stand corrected!  :bow: Also info on finding ones that attach without drilling thru yer plate, there's a few that have tight holding lockdown clips that stated work well.....

https://www.amazon.com/Sport-Marine-Technologies-Inc-779-73434/dp/B002HW3IJO
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 05:49:28 PM »
The one you posted is to big for my motor Rebbs....but, they do have smaller ones available.
I REALLY don't want to drill holes in my new motor, but already bought one that requires holes (it has not been delivered yet)

I think I'll buy one of these first (they're not that expensive) and if it don't work...then I'll drill holes.

Thanks for finding it Reb!  :happy1:
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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 05:54:02 PM »
Ah, I didn't do anything! Hope it works for ya!  :happy1:

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Re: Hydro Foil
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 12:13:24 PM »
Some boats benefit from a wedge on the transom to give a little more negative trim for starting out.   Of course that is for boats with power trim mostly.

 

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