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Old 23 August 2011, 18:25   #11
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Thanks everybody for the advice.

Havnt gone into the water since. Is it a big job fitting doel fins.

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Old 23 August 2011, 18:29   #12
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Drill 4 holes and tighten 4 bolts. Or you can buy the "no drill" options if you've got money to burn!

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Old 24 August 2011, 03:49   #13
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Drill 4 holes and tighten 4 bolts. Or you can buy the "no drill" options if you've got money to burn!

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Or dont want to drill holes through your nice new engine!
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Old 24 August 2011, 04:16   #14
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Or dont want to drill holes through your nice new engine!
That's like saying you don't want to get the prop wet incase it gets damaged!!!

At the end of the day it's now almost 10 years old, if it's not working right for me I'd butcher it completely to get the best out of it. 4 8mm holes is not going to write the motor off is it!

If it was brand new I'd reconsider but if you give the option of paying 15/20 or almost 100 to do the same thing I'm pretty sure most will take the first option


Up to you though

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Old 24 August 2011, 09:42   #15
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No not really! Given some on here have posted in the past as to compromising structural strengths and witnessing cracks after drilling etc and getting a prop wet is a bit silly!

Fine its down to choice and agreed his engine may be old to you but its probably his pride and joy and he may (as others do) feel spending a bit extra on a no drill option is not "burning money"!
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Old 24 August 2011, 10:07   #16
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No not really! Given some on here have posted in the past as to compromising structural strengths and witnessing cracks after drilling etc and getting a prop wet is a bit silly!

Fine its down to choice and agreed his engine may be old to you but its probably his pride and joy and he may (as others do) feel spending a bit extra on a no drill option is not "burning money"!
I don't think it's old by any means. I just made that point in reply to your suggestion he won't want to drill through a "new" motor. My point being it's the owners choice. Spend over-inflated, silly money for a no hole option or drill 4 holes... Either way makes no difference to the structural strength of the fins.

A properly fitted fin will not cause any issues on a 50hp. Maybe on a 100+ but that's not what they are designed for. Trim tabs are!!!

Anyway let's not get into a debate. He has the options and will make the right choice for him based on cost and appearance.

Let us know what you decide.

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Old 24 August 2011, 10:40   #17
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I don't think it's old by any means. I just made that point in reply to your suggestion he won't want to drill through a "new" motor. My point being it's the owners choice. Spend over-inflated, silly money for a no hole option or drill 4 holes... Either way makes no difference to the structural strength of the fins.

A properly fitted fin will not cause any issues on a 50hp. Maybe on a 100+ but that's not what they are designed for. Trim tabs are!!!

Anyway let's not get into a debate. He has the options and will make the right choice for him based on cost and appearance.

Let us know what you decide.

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As the OP said he has just brought it and he is new to this world - so in that case its "new" to him - and as he asking questions at this stage about trying to cure a bow up attitude then telling him one option (no drill version) is "burning money" then saying its down to owners choice is rather steering him down one direction would you not agree - that being get a drill out and start drilling through his "new" motor (again new to him)!

Its not "burning money" if he decides not to put holes in his outboard at all. As you say though - "lets not get into a debate"

Let him decide fine - but he asked for ways around his high bow issue - the non drill option works just as well as the drill version but with no holes in the leg which helps if he decides its not for him or he sells it later on - not really "burning money"
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Old 24 August 2011, 16:11   #18
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"Sells it later on" Simples also, 4 dobs of filler and a lick of paint - sell it on!
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