Doel-fin Hydrofoil Stabilizer
Not up to expections
Doel-fin Hydrofoil Stabilizer was easy to install, in a relatively short time. It's appearence on my outboard is quite acceptable. The problem on my Tracker 170 with a 50 Hp Mercury 4 stroke which caused excessive porposing when the outboard was trimmed out due to the extra weight of the 4 stroke. Ther was some improvement when the 4 stroke was trimmed all the way down.
April 26, 2010
Worth the Money
The Dole-fin has helped my 23 foot Pontoon boat preform much better. The boat is heavy in the aft section with the motor, fuel tank and battery box. The Doel-fin helps greatly, getting the boat on plane faster and maintaining plane at lower speeds. I noticed the difference immediatly.
June 11, 2012
Out in NO TIME
I was very unsure about this product at first. I did my research & tried it. GOOD thing i did, Out of the hole is faster, steering is better & no more chimewalking. I did find you need to adjust your trim up at least one hole on an OUTBOARD with out power trim
. I found it best to do a few short runs & make a few adjustment, till you feel comfterble. This is not in the Instructions. After i found my spot alls good - "one hole up" .
It pulls my tub better & skiers are faster out of the water. Gas mileage I am not sure yet, seems better. I did buy the runners for the bottom side for steering. They are Great to add and well worth a few bucks.
October 24, 2006
Adding a Stabilizer to our engine was not something I wanted to do. Having to drill four holes and carry the unit as permanent without trying it out first left us with anxieties. I did it anyhow and am I happy I did. The boat plains in about half the time and the ride is greatly improved. Best of all we are getting much better gas mileage in a time when conservation is a patriotic duty.
I would recommend that everyone consider a Hydrofoil stabilizer for their boat.
September 6, 2006