Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by hazelqj Disappointed
The SE 400 did not improve performance for my boat at all. I did not get on plane faster. My top end speed was lowered by 1 - 2 mph and that is the only difference I saw. It still took the boat the same amount of time to get on plane. I am disappointed that it did not help. The no drill installation was very easy though. I am glad that I did not have to drill holes in my cavitation plate and then find out that it didn't help the performance of my boat. The rubber disc grips in the no drill install held the hydrofoil to the cavitation plate extremely well. It is very solidly held in place. It wasn't going anywhere. I just wish it would have helped my boat get on plane faster. Sadly it did not though, so I cannot recommend this product.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Agemoman SE 400 Hydrofoil-AMAZING
Thank you Bass Pro for a great product. I have owned my 36’ Revenge LT Center Console for seven years. In that time, I have spent thousands of dollars trying to improve the fact that my boat had an extremely high bow ride. The bow rode high during acceleration from stand still and at slow to moderate speeds. To be able to have even some safe visibility I had a 7” platform box built to stand on.
I paid a marine “expert” group thousands of dollars to find a solution to the high ride on my boat’s bow. They spent 3 days of experimentation to ride & film my boat in different sea conditions. They tried water bags up forward for bow weight, raising and lowering the mount position of the engines, different trim tabs (including ones with outside and rear wedges), etc. Their fix, in the end cost me an additional $3,000 and I received about a 15% improvement.
Recently, a friend who went fishing with me explained that he too had a similar problem with his 32’ console, for which he installed your SE Sport 400 plates and solved his problem. I installed the SE 400s to my Mercury Verado 300s with AMAZING RESULTS.
Today, I can sit at the helm and have full visibility in all conditions and situations. The bow stays down, the stability underway is vastly improved and I saved a bundle of money. As much as I love the features on my boat, I was so frustrated with the high bow ride that after all these years I was strongly thinking about purchasing a new center console. The two SE Sport 400s have completely solved my problem, made my boat safer, more fuel efficient and a pleasure to steer.
Thank you for providing this great product.
Capt. Charles G
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joeycarwile Great buy
I love the the difference in the way my boat performs, It goes to plane quick and I can run at slower speeds and stay on plane. Very pleased.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishinnutk This works as advertised!
I have a 17.5 foot deep-v aluminum boat with a 115hp merc. It had a lot of bow rise before it would get on plane at around 20mph. I bought one of these and put it on. Now my boat has almost no bow rise and is up on plane at 15mph. This Hydrofoil does wonders for the overall performance of my boat. When traveling at speed the moter sounds like it does not have to work as hard to keep the boat going and looks like it has made the wake behind the boat about half of what it was before. I was hesitant at first when I thought about buying it, but now I am very glad I did. Best money spent so far!
May 26, 2014