Re: [OMC-Boats] Doel-Fin

From: Lee Shuster <lks@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 07:53:42 -0600

I've got a Stingray XP which is their least expensive model. About $60
most places. See:

My boat gets used almost exclusively for water-skiing, tubing, wake
boarding, etc. In these activities I typically run between 16 to 24 mph.

The positives: Helps reduce bow-rise on hole-shots, totally
eliminates prop ventilation over-revving in high-speed, SKIER-DOWN
turns, helps reduce porpoising, allows boat to get on plane quicker
and maintain lower planning speed by 2 mph.

The negatives: Reduces best top-end speed by about 3 mph, extends
overall length of boat by about 2-3 inches in garage.

On Sep 2, 2009, at 7:36 AM, Justin DeSantis wrote:

> I've found everything on line from people who really love them, to
> people who think they're dangerous and should be outlawed, so it made
> me wonder what you all thought. I guess I'll leave mine on and try it.
> Then try without.
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Todd Dixon<todddixon@...> wrote:
>> I run one on my '67 Reveler. Really haven't noticed that big of a
>> difference
>> in steering, Definitely makes it plane out better, and completely
>> eliminated
>> porpoising. Personally I have ran them on all my boats.
>> Todd
>> ________________________________
>> From: jd <jdood@...>
>> To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's
>> <omc-boats@...>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:56:07 AM
>> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Doel-Fin
>> I just put a SE300 hydrofoil on my Deluxe. Harder steering, seems
>> to feel
>> like it's dragging, planes a tad better. not sure about fuel.
>> gonna keep
>> it on and try and get used to it. i think others on here have
>> the same
>> one and like it.
>> On Sep 1, 2009, at 9:17 PM, Justin DeSantis wrote:
>>> Lets talk about hydrofoils. My boat has one, but I haven't run it
>>> yet.
>>> And I never tried one on my previous boats. Some guys swear by them.
>>> Some guys swear they are the devil. I googled it and found all sorts
>>> of discussion on the subject. But I wanted to talk about it here
>>> since
>>> the old Johnson hulls are so unique, I figure just because a guy
>>> with
>>> a deep V hates them doesn't mean they're terrible on a sea-foil. The
>>> guy I bought my boat from says that it makes it steer much harder,
>>> but
>>> get on plane quicker. To me, that would mean better fuel consumption
>>> at the expense of handling. But what other pros and cons might I
>>> notice?
>>> Justin
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