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Old 03-06-04, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default hydo foils

has any one use the sting ray foils or any hydafoils? are they worth the money?
they claim better out of hole time higher speed and better fuel range is this b.s.? how do they help?

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Old 03-07-04, 09:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: hydo foils

I had one on my Cajun Paul Elias. That boat was butt heavy and even with 150 hp it was a little slow to get on plane. It did everything it claimed to do. Quicker hole shot, and it didn't affect my top speed. (it's out of the water on plane) I can't say anything about fuel mileage because I never checked it.

The biggest advantage to them I thouggh is they help you to stay on plane at lower speeds. Great for running those twisty little tidal creeks I fish down here. I might get one yet for my Carolina Skiff.

Disadvantage? They look sort of funny I guess. I think I had a sting ray. I think the Dol-fin looks better.
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Old 03-07-04, 04:27 PM   #3
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Cajun is right. I am using a stingray and I have to get my motor higher because it is still in the water on plane. It has decreased my top end by about 3mph. It really does a great job keeping the boat on plane at low speeds.

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