Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by Brad Murph » Sun, 12 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Any opinions regarding Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil?  Anyone with
experience care to compare the two???

Also, are there any "test" versions made that can be slipped on to a
Mercruiser Stern Drive without having to drill holes in the engine ???
While I think it's fabulous that the manufacturers offer a money back
gurantee, I don't want to have holes left in my engines cavitation plate
if the product doesn't work as advertised!!!!

Any help appreciated!!!

Brad Murphy
Raleigh, NC

 
 
 

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by STGAZ » Tue, 14 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Trailer Boats magazine has done a comparision test on all available foils.
Would suggest getting a copy. I can scan this article an e-mail if interested.

 
 
 

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by Planet Ni » Thu, 16 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Trailer Boats magazine has done a comparision test on all available foils.
>Would suggest getting a copy. I can scan this article an e-mail if interested.

Well I'd be interested in seeing it if you are scanning it...

Nick
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Nick Smeltzer CNE
Groundwork, Merseyside, UK.



 
 
 

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by Stev » Fri, 17 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Any opinions regarding Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil?  Anyone with
experience care to compare the two???

Also, are there any "test" versions made that can be slipped on to a
Mercruiser Stern Drive without having to drill holes in the engine ???
While I think it's fabulous that the manufacturers offer a money back
gurantee, I don't want to have holes left in my engines cavitation plate
if the product doesn't work as advertised!!!!

Any help appreciated!!!

Brad Murphy
Raleigh, NC

Those holes are easily filled with marine-Tex (epoxy filler) or even auto
body filler. A little sandpaper, and black paint, and nobody will ever
know they were there. A word of caution: don't try to clamp a fin on,
with "c" clamps, or other contraptions, even temporarily. That's
a real good way to break the anti-cav plate.

Steve L.

 
 
 

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by RON THORNT » Fri, 17 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Speaking of broken cav. plates, has anyone ever seen any discussion
about the lift force these place on the outdrive/outboard and the boat
transom. These foils have significantly more surface area than a cav.
plate and have a hydrodynamic shape.  All increasing lift, but at
any/what price to the mechanics of the boat.

Regards, Ron

BUY AMERICAN, YOUR LIFESTYLE DEPENDS ON IT!

 
 
 

Doel-Fins vs SE Sport Hydrofoil vs ???

Post by Stev » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Speaking of broken cav. plates, has anyone ever seen any discussion
about the lift force these place on the outdrive/outboard and the boat
transom. These foils have significantly more surface area than a cav.
plate and have a hydrodynamic shape.  All increasing lift, but at
any/what price to the mechanics of the boat.

Regards, Ron

BUY AMERICAN, YOUR LIFESTYLE DEPENDS ON IT!

There's been quite a bit of discussion on the topic, and even some
very sophisticated engineering attempts to prove or disprove the theory that
hydrofoil fins can damage anti-cav plates, or other engine
parts.

Practical experience however, suggests that when mounted properly,
they don't damage the anti-cav plate, or anything else.

Steve L.