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Old 09 January 2007, 17:41   #11
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Small boats again...

I used my Avon 3.10 over the summer with and without fins.. I only used a 10HP mariner and yes the fins allowed it to get ont he plane quicker with especially with 3 people onboard.. I even towed a Knee boarder and just about managed to do it..
I did try it with a 6 HP Johnson.. but the engine would not rev to full power unless the hood was off and the fingers were in near the flywheel!! But again with fins on it did get on the plane quicker than a 4 stroke 9.9hp Mercury I used on the same boat!!
$ strokes should be banned they give will give a hernia trying to carry them!!
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Old 10 January 2007, 15:40   #12
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if they work so well at this range of engine size - why dont the makers just mould them into the design in the first place (or as OEM optional extra at time of purchase)?
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if they work so well at this range of engine size - why dont the makers just mould them into the design in the first place (or as OEM optional extra at time of purchase)?

Simple maths, more you stick on the enigine the more it costs. Suprised it isn't offer as a extra though.
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Simple maths, more you stick on the enigine the more it costs. Suprised it isn't offer as a extra though.
But if I understand the concept correctly it is just a larger anti-ventilation plate - the materials cost is minimal and would give them an "added selling point" over the competition.
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They will get in the way on a small outboard that is cared & they are not needed on all boats! So why fit them as standard!
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