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#10944807 - 06/28/15 10:54 AM Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury?
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I recently acquired a 2002 stratos 18xl with a 150efi Mercury and I do not like the bow rise or the cavitation while trying to get on plain and wondering if a hydrofoil would work just looking for pros and cons ect thanks
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#10944925 - 06/28/15 12:17 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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Typically a bandaid for a bad setup. The right prop at the right height is your first task.

So details, what are you running now and what's your WFO number with rpms?
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#10944935 - 06/28/15 12:22 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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Does the prop have PVS plugs in it.Make modle and pitch of prop. More Details are needed. I would start by checking the complete setup. Does it have a jack plate if so how much set back. RPM at wide open throttle. Weight distribution too much weight in the wrong place. How high the motor the motor is. Steve at SCP is a pro when it comes to set up his web site give directions on how to measure engine height. Steve worked magic for me I learned alot from him.
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#10944939 - 06/28/15 12:25 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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Pat Goff is also as good as it gets for these things.
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#10945337 - 06/28/15 05:11 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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I know it's a stainless 23p prop It has no jackplate im looking for a inexpensive fix so a jack plate being installed is probably out of the question I wouldn't mind spending the money on a prop but if I can get the results out of a hydrofoil that I'm looking for for about $100 or less I don't see why it would be necessary to spend $300 on a prop but if I need a prop to fix it I will buy a prop
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#10945509 - 06/28/15 06:49 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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Replied to the pm, this is more for the scad of unknown that read these comments.

Your motor is currently turning 5,200 rpms. Should be at 5,700. When you prop it to turn proper rpms your holeshot problem will vanish.

Now you could put that plastic thingy on your motor and you could maybe see a better holeshot but it won't change your motors output, which running at too low rpms will absolutely shorten it's lifespan. Undue stress on bearings and rings will cause issues way before they should.
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#10945660 - 06/28/15 08:25 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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Thanks for the info I'll get it checked out
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#10946874 - 06/29/15 01:15 PM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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post a pic of your prop.

it may be able to be "worked" to help the issue.

and a jack plate?? they are 275.95 plus 150.00 for me to instal and set the height.
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#10948212 - 06/30/15 04:00 AM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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A total waste of 100 bucks

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#10984960 - 07/18/15 09:06 AM Re: Hydrofoil for a 150efi Mercury? [Re: Hunt25-06fish]
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The prop is a newer PT23 pitch
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