hydro foils


Old 08-26-07, 06:25 AM
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Question hydro foils

my 20 Ft. Sunbird 3.0l is a little slow getting on plane . I have heard a lot about the hydro foil that go on the outdrive .Are they a good thing or not worth the trouble?
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Old 08-26-07, 07:51 AM
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From what I hear from those who have them, they work well on underpowered boats such as the one you describe. I've never had one ( I tend to overpower my boats) - but would spend the "less than $100" to find out - if I had planing issues. On the other hand, if I had access to more funds, I'd go with trim tabs on the transom, allowing me to trim the boat horizontally as well as vertically.
Old 08-26-07, 06:58 PM
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I've got one on my boat and it solved our planing issue. Ours is an outboard with no power trim or anything (85hp on 15' boat) but I guess it is the same thing / principle. There is my $.02

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