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Old 04 February 2008, 15:35   #11
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in fact I usually get someone to lean right over the bow and then move back when on the plane.
Isn't that a bit dangerous?
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Old 04 February 2008, 18:56   #12
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Nah zapcat passengers jump all over the place!!!
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Old 05 February 2008, 08:57   #13
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Hi. It could very well be a prop issue. I'll check it out and look closely. Also, the Doel fins are new to me. I just did a quick google search and they popped right up. At $30 I'll definitely be looking into getting a pair. This slow down tough is pretty dramatic. I mean, if you were watching from the shore you would notice it. Thanks for the advice to date.
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Old 05 February 2008, 11:07   #14
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I would check your prop / engine angle etc first - I've taken those fins off two boats so far - all they did for me was scr*w up the handling at speed - the first boat nose dived spectacularly and become really unstable above 3/4 throttle because they gave too much lift (and that was with the engine fully raked back on the rear pin), the other took an interesting lean to port as one was lifting slightly more than the other!

I really don't like them based on experience, but there's people out there swear by rather than at them! Just my 2p's worth.
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Old 05 February 2008, 11:41   #15
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I would check your prop / engine angle etc first - I've taken those fins off two boats so far - all they did for me was scr*w up the handling at speed - the first boat nose dived spectacularly and become really unstable above 3/4 throttle because they gave too much lift (and that was with the engine fully raked back on the rear pin), the other took an interesting lean to port as one was lifting slightly more than the other!

I really don't like them based on experience, but there's people out there swear by rather than at them! Just my 2p's worth.
I'm sure there are variables that come into play but having used fins on a 4.7m Searider/50hp for ten years and before that on a 15hp Zodiac SIB, never did I experience anything other than greater ease in getting up on the step, greater stability at speed and a damn fine place to put one's foot while re-boarding the boat in the water.
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Old 05 February 2008, 12:38   #16
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...never did I experience anything other than greater ease in getting up on the step, greater stability at speed and a damn fine place to put one's foot while re-boarding the boat in the water.
Agreed.
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