Originally Posted by 9D280
It does let go at the slightest provovation........
Pic shows it at 20-ish knots. To put it in perspective there is a roughly 1.75" gap between the plate you can see & the cav' plate. Looking at the front of the leg, I estimate that is about 1.5" (having scaled it in the warmth & dry of the garage) so my suspicion is that add 5 knots & a bit more lift from the hull...... Also it's got a relatively small diameter prop, with a good 1.5" gap from TDC to the underside of the plate. If I slide my old Yam K series over the splies that gap reduces to about 0.5".
My next test is to stick a bit of luminous tape round the front at cav plate height & take the pic again.
Would be good to see what your lower leg lower looks like out of the water (ooh err misses!) but it looks to me like the top fins rather than the actual anti can plate.
Was looking at mine yesterday - doing 24kts four up it looked like you could just see the Stingray almost at the surface when trimmed horizontal (i.e. mid way on the trim gauge)
I have to say, having now had a good few hours with the Stingray - I think its transformed the boat. Went from Poole to Durdle Dor yesterday - comfortable cruise all the way at between 20-25kts (just over 4K rpm) - took about an hour each way and used about 30 litres of petrol. (Stingray still firmly attached!!)