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Old 16 June 2008, 12:15   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
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Doel fins -what a difference

Fitted a pair of Doel Fins to the Blue Kangaroo on Saturday - took her out yesterday -what a difference! Now very responsive & smooth, stepped straight on the plane from displacement speed & very easy to adjust power & speed. Did 26 knots with no effort and I think she'll do more. I can't believe what a difference they have made.

Many thanks to Blackroady & all others who suggested this very simple solution to the weight / handling problem.


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Old 16 June 2008, 12:47   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Exodus
Make: Tohatsu
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150
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Have to say I agree, fitted them to a binliner a couple of years ago and noticed the difference immediatly. Biggest change for me was how much more "grip" the stern seemed to have. Felt more planted if that makes sense. Probably impacted fuel consumption but not so much as I ever took them off.

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Old 16 June 2008, 14:17   #3
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Streaker/Orange
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Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
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Glad it made the same differance for you as it did for me - a much easier to handle & less twitchy boat . Hope you get more use out of the boat this summer !

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