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#11551108 - 04/18/16 07:44 PM they work?li
ksalmon Offline

Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 277
Loc: Lubbock, TX
My boat is an older (1989) Skeeter with a 150 Johnson on it and takes a little time to get on plane. Folks with hydrofoils installed what differences have you seen? Worth it?

#11551748 - 04/19/16 07:05 AM Re: they work?li [Re: ksalmon]
2015fordnut Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1875
Loc: Garland, TX
Poor fix for a bad set up. Call Steve or Josh they can point you in the right directions, there are better option out there than a fin.

#11552101 - 04/19/16 09:51 AM Re: they work?li [Re: ksalmon]
MAK747 Offline

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 446
Loc: Ft Wth
As fordnut pointed out, you would be better served by getting your boat/motor/prop setup properly to try and resolve the issue. That being said, I have an 86 fish&ski with a Johnson GT150 on it and was experiencing the same issue. I used to pull skiers and tubers and it would take a while to get up on plane. I added a hydrofoil and it resolved the problem. I continue to use it on the same boat to this day (30 years and still going strong). I did lose a few MPH of top-end speed but can still run ~62 which is fast enough for me. I love the fact that the boat pops up on plane in just a few feet and I can cruise at under 15 MPH and still remain on plane.


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