Originally Posted by gtflash
sorry for the picture, see the skeg like things on this avon?? WHat are they and anyone any experience in their pro/cons
A quick search for "doelfins" should bring up what your looking for.
Some (nearly all american) small boat owners swear by them. A few say that they find them positively dangerous on boats at 20knts+ but they undoubtably help with low speed planing by creating more stern lift. I am very surprised at that Avon having them, the engine looks a little too large to have them fitted, I thought that they were only fitted up to ~135hp because above they they are definitely unsafe because they cause the boat to be flighty and unstable in turns.
Like I said though, a quick search for "doelfins" will bring up all viewpoints