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Boat Motor Hydrofoils??

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I see some boats with Hydrofoils (Whale Tails-whatever you call them) on the motor. Just wondering what others experiences are with them and if they are worth the $40-$150 for them? Also what size--Is bigger better? Thanks

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I was just reading this thread a couple days ago at bassboatcentral dot com about the Bryan's Foil. Apparently it does a great job improving your holeshot and keeping you on plane at lower speed. Looks a whole lot nicer than the plastic whale tails too.

http://www.bbcboards.net/general-bassboat-topics/398771-bryans-foil.html

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I like mine for keeping me on plane as I drop from top speed. I plane out much faster also./

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These can really add to the hole shot and are especially useful when you are running a boat with less then its maximum horsepower rating to get the boat on plane faster.

Tunrevir~

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They help you plane out at slower speeds and size is determined by size of motor if I remember right.

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I have them on my 90hp. My boat is rated at 90hp with console so as an experiment I tried removing them for a while. The steering wheel was easier to turn at high speed due to reduced resistance but actually felt less controlled. Hole shot was not as good. Top end speed was maybe reduced by about one mile per hour or so.

Performance is better enough that I put them back on.

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