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are the lil hydrafoils pointless on something like a 18ft bowrider? or do they actually help and pick up any mph?
but it didn't affect mph? as long as it don't affect mph, sounds like i need a set will be using the boat alot for tubing and skiing, plus we'll be all over the lake in it.i have them on my boat, greatly helps with planning and keeps you on plane at lower speeds. it will do nothing for your top end
thanx for the info. if we have a nice day this weekend i'll take the boat out see where it rides on the outboard. have a project boat deal goin also so anything to save a buck over this summer is welcomedno mph affect, there out of the water when your running fast packing air since only the bottom of the lower unit and prop blades are in the water pending on your motor height, this is atleast in my case i did not see any loss what so ever. if your motor is burried pretty deep then i'm not completely sure.
badbait - yeah, before I go drilling holes to fit a foil I'm gonna try a set of wedges. Seen em on a couple of ski-race boats now so there's gotta be something in it!My experience is that for your application a 2 degree wedge will work better than a foil for your use. It's placed between your motor and the jack plate or the transom. This will let you tuck your motor in a little further for when you want to pull wake boarder and it will also help your holeshot quite a bit. It would be the most bang for the buck. Also if Oz Dude isn't running one of these on his ski race boat he should try one it will take at least second off your hole shot.
sphss you aussies are outta controldevil thanx for the infobadbait - yeah, before I go drilling holes to fit a foil I'm gonna try a set of wedges. Seen em on a couple of ski-race boats now so there's gotta be something in it!
IMPATIENT 1 - I used to run a home made foil on my boat (came with the boat) and it was always really really easy to plane with. It was big though. It was made of carbon fiber and stuck out past the motor by about a foot! The guy I bought the boat off ran barefoot drags so they needed a really quick, really flat holeshot.
Dude, it's just like normal drags, except for the poor bastard that's holding on to the rope out the backsphss you aussies are outta controldevil thanx for the info
Dude, it's just like normal drags, except for the poor bastard that's holding on to the rope out the back
They jump off the boat, the boat takes off, slows down a little bit, the footer cop a fair "hit" when the rope goes tight, and then WEEEEEEEEEEEEE devil
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gives a new meaning to a human slingshot
just when i thought i heard it alldevildevil