Doel-fins

Doel-fins

Post by Carl G. Crave » Sun, 03 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Are Doel-fins any good?

>thanks in advance!

It depend on what you're trying to do.
They act different on every boat and every motor.
If your trying to keep the bow down on a fairly light boat then it might
work for you.
The only way to know is to try one.

Carl G. Craver

 
 
 

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Post by PSmith96 » Mon, 04 May 1998 04:00:00

Are Doel-fins any good?

thanks in advance!

 
 
 

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Post by Vvmfu » Mon, 04 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Are Doel-fins any good?

These are effective but only  for the owners and partners of the company
producing them....as long as they do not use them for marine related purposes.

 
 
 

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Post by Boatinis » Mon, 04 May 1998 04:00:00

Any good for what? I can think of uses they might be good for!!

 If you need a device like a doel fin to make your boat perform properly your
boat is probably significantly underpowered.

 
 
 

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Post by User8515 » Mon, 04 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>>Are Doel-fins any good?

>These are effective but only  for the owners and partners of the company
>producing them....as long as they do not use them for marine related
>purposes.

Couldn't have said it better myself. Don't waste your money.
 
 
 

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Post by Mickey P. Flohau » Mon, 04 May 1998 04:00:00

I have a 16' trihull with a 85 HP Mercury and the Doel-fin helped my boat a
great deal. The boat planes faster and has stopped porpoising. Yes my boat
may be underpowered but the Doel-fin helped me.

good boating



Quote:
>Are Doel-fins any good?

>thanks in advance!

 
 
 

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Post by H2Oblah » Tue, 05 May 1998 04:00:00

I have one for my dinky *** raft.  It helps it from flipping over backwards.
 If your boat is tabs-deficient, then it is the only thing that will keep the
nose down.

 
 
 

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Post by Planet Ni » Tue, 05 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>>>Are Doel-fins any good?

>>These are effective but only  for the owners and partners of the company
>>producing them....as long as they do not use them for marine related
>>purposes.

>Couldn't have said it better myself. Don't waste your money.

Crap! They work great for some situations and are certainly worth a try.
I'm sure a better boat/engine setup would cure your problems, but doel
fins are the cheapest solution on a small boat.

In my case on a 14' boat with 60hp engine, I get up on to the plane much
faster (especially when carrying a full load on passengers) and I save
fuel so I can't complain...

Nick
--

Nick Smeltzer CNE


ICQ: 2030895

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Plisk » Wed, 06 May 1998 04:00:00

Others here seem to think that they are worthless but I would not
agree.  I use my 16' boat with a 115 off the back to wakeboard.  We
weight it down with 700 - 800 lbs + people and those fins make all the
difference in the world.  Without them it would take forever (if at all)
to get the boat planning, but with them it pops up like nothing.  We
just slapped ours on two weeks ago and love them as it has saved us from
buying a lower pitch prop.  For their cost give'm a try.  If they don't
work no worries, take'm off and you only lost $25.  That's my two cents!

Ryan

Quote:

> Are Doel-fins any good?

> thanks in advance!

 
 
 

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Post by Gutjahr Famil » Wed, 06 May 1998 04:00:00

I'm new to boating and I'm wondering what these "doel-fins" are.  Are
these the things that I have seen attached to the sides of some
outdrives?  Do they really work?  Where can they be purchased and
approximately how much are they?

Thanks.

Steve

Quote:

> > Are Doel-fins any good?

> > thanks in advance!

 
 
 

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Post by GoPro1 » Sun, 10 May 1998 04:00:00

yes, depends on your requirements. ***my boat is as far away from
under-powered as any on the face of the non-racing water[earth]. i have 20ft
allison, 200merc, solid mounts, low water pickups and yes a doel-fin device[
not doel-fin but custom made]. i run to 90 mph. it helped me.....under powered,
ha

 
 
 

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Post by Stev » Tue, 12 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Others here seem to think that they are worthless but I would not
>agree.  I use my 16' boat with a 115 off the back to wakeboard.  We
>weight it down with 700 - 800 lbs + people and those fins make all the
>difference in the world.  Without them it would take forever (if at all)
>to get the boat planning, but with them it pops up like nothing.  We
>just slapped ours on two weeks ago and love them as it has saved us from
>buying a lower pitch prop.  For their cost give'm a try.  If they don't
>work no worries, take'm off and you only lost $25.  That's my two cents!

>Ryan


>> Are Doel-fins any good?

>> thanks in advance!

They're surely not worthless. On the right boat they make all the difference.
Only problem is most boats that need help in planing are either too heavy,
or too large for a fin to do any good. They are effective only on light boats
with too much weight in the stern, relative to the bow, or else too little
power or no tilt&trim to help pop them up on plane quickly and smoothly.

Steve L