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hydro foil stabilizer
|Author||Topic: hydro foil stabilizer|
posted 08-30-2004 01:56 PM ET (US)
anyone have any results using a stingray stabilizer on a slightly underpowered small whaler?
posted 08-30-2004 04:05 PM ET (US)
What did you find out when you searched the past posts in the forum? If after you read those and still have questions, come on back and we will help you out.
posted 08-31-2004 08:37 AM ET (US)
Your question is far too vague spark. You really need to provide a little, make that a lot, more information on what performance results you're looking for to receive useful replies. :)
posted 08-31-2004 09:01 PM ET (US)
For what it's worth: after re-powering our 1976 13 Sport with a 2002 Mercury 40 HP two-stroke, two cylinder engine (165 lbs.), I installed a Doel-Fin hydrofoil stabilizer. With the added weight of the engine (previously, it had a 35 HP Evinrude [120 lbs?]), water would easily come over the Whaler’s transom while decelerating. The hydrofoil stabilizer remedied this undesirable characteristic by generating lift, thereby raising the stern. High-speed stability was improved, as well. All in all, the Doel-Fin was a cheap fix that eliminated the problems associated with the weight of the new Mercury.
posted 08-31-2004 09:29 PM ET (US)
I have a stingray on my 13' Super Sport w/ 2000 40 hp Johnson (certainly not under-powered)
There are two sizes of Stingray hydrofoil stabilizers.
I chose the smaller "junior" size for up to 40 hp.
I makes a noticable difference in performance:
The power trim is more "dramatic" when used, at virtually all speeds.
All in all, I continued to be amazed at what hydrofoils can do, yet they are never included/mentioned by ANY manufacturer.
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