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Old 26 July 2010, 20:25   #1
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Hydrofoil Stabilizer plate

Hi,

I have a Zodiac Pro 12 man w/90HP Yamaha. I am thinking about mounting a hydrofoil stabilizer to my cavitation plate. Good or bad idea?? Will it affect my top end speed?
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Old 27 July 2010, 03:40   #2
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Firstly, Welcome to Ribnet!

The good / bad discussion will start a heated debate, guaranteed! Whether it helps or hinders will depend on the boat, engine, load, sea state etc etc etc. Personally, I've removed them from 2 secondhand ribs so far 'cos I didn't like what they did to the handling. there are others out here who swear by them.

Two things are for sure - you will get on the plane quicker due to the lift, but you will loose a couple of knots because you are dragging more stuff through the water.
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Old 28 July 2010, 17:05   #3
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I'd search the forum for "dolefins" and then read the various views.
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I'd search the forum for "dolefins" and then read the various views.
I think you'll find it's 'Doelfin' Pollers.
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I think you'll find it's 'Doelfin' Pollers.
Oops - must have been subliminal messages from the media that we'll all be on the Dole screwing up my brain.
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