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Old 03 August 2008, 07:11   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Buckingham
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 75
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 352
Doel fins get my vote ...

Another vote for them - on my Futura 4.2m with a 50hp Yamaha :-
- Less bow rise getting onto the plane
- Much smoother ride (definately smoothed out up & down motion)
- Lower speed planing (on average 11 knots compared to 15 without) - in a speed limited harbour I could just about stay on the plane at 8.7 knots on the GPS which helped fuel economy drastically
- Less bow rise pulling ringo or waterskiers

On the other hand :-
- Reduced top speed (couldn't get above 27 knots - but to be fair this is a combination of a cupped stainless prop limiting WOT to 4700rpm and the doel fins)
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