Forum: WHALER
  ContinuousWave
  Whaler
  Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Whaler Performance
  Hydrofoil on "new Legend"

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Hydrofoil on "new Legend"
Sal A posted 04-11-2004 09:50 AM ET (US)   Profile for Sal A   Send Email to Sal A  
Happy Easter everyone (to whom it applies)!

I am taking off the latter part of this week to take delivery of a Nantucket with a 115hp 4 stroke. Would you recommend installing a doel-fin, or the like, before delivery? The concern would be planing with a heavier load, and this potential fix seems a low risk-high reward,low cost, attempt to fix a problem I suspect may exist, but don't know for sure that it does.

Moe posted 04-11-2004 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Happy Easter to you too, Sal.

Get a few months experience with the boat, with both props before you put a band-aid on a rig that might not need one.
If you think you need additional lift at times, think about real trim tabs. But go at least one season before making that decision.
--
Moe

kingfish posted 04-11-2004 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I'll respectfully disagree with Moe on this one, at least in part. *Do* put it in the water and play around with it for a while before you add either a hydrofoil or tabs. It may be you need neither one.

If it turns out you do want something to help you get on plane quicker, and/or to help hold you on plane at a lower speed, it has been my experience (Montauk w/ 100 hp Mercury, Montauk w/ 90 hp Johnson, Outrage 22 with 225 hp Evinrude and 25'Seastar w/ 175 hp IO), that DoelFins are a very inexpensive alternative with good results.

On the other hand, if you find you want to gain the advantages I mentioned above and also want the ability to trim laterally for windage or off balance loading, tabs are the thing; They're about 10 times more expensive though...

Ventura16 posted 04-11-2004 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
I second kingfish's recommendation. I had great results from the Doel-fin on my Ventura's Mercury 90 2-stroke. Quicker and easier planing and the boat stayed on plane at a much lower speed. Considering that it only cost $25, it was probably some of the best money I ever spent on a boat.

Tom

JayR posted 04-11-2004 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
Doel-Fin gets 2 thumbs up from me as well.
It is not a band-aid fix it is an accessory that improves lift on all installations.
Sal A posted 04-11-2004 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
Thank you for your replies.........

Sal

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:


Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.