SE Sport Hydrofoil Clip
Really helped my boat
I decided to try out the Sport Clip and the SE Sport 300. I had read great things about the Sport hydrofoil and I really didn’t want to drill holes in my Alpha one outdrive. My only problem with the clip is that it took longer to install than I was lead to believe from the package. But, the enclosed instructions were good- also written in Spanish. There is no loss of speed and the performance is incredible—very quick planing and no more rocking from front to back. The clip and the sport are rock solid together. They made a big improvement in the handling of my 19 foot Bayliner. The Sport Clip is a great product if you don’t want 4 holes in your motor.
February 18, 2009
I just purchased the sport clip. After opening it and reading the instructions, I see that it does not fit "all outboards and stern drives except volvo" as advertised on the packaging. The instructions state "The Sport Clip should not be used on outboards not equipped with a trim tab or anode on the bottom of the cavitation plate".
I have a 2003 Johnson 9.9 hp (a very common outboard) that does not have the anode or trim tab on the bottom of the cavitation plate.
This may be a good product if you can install it, but beware the misleading advertising on the package.
I am returning it to Bass Pro.
March 18, 2009
Do Not Buy
Ths is a piece of garbage. It installs easy enough with the SE Spoort 300, but it causes excessive drag and vibration. Lost 10 mph with this installation. My advice, unless you are willing to drill your cavitation plate to install your hydrofoil, don't buy one. This product defeats the purpose of having a hydrofoil.
July 21, 2008
Bought the SE 300 because you could get this with it. Instructions are generic and a bit vague as a consequence of applying to many different motors. Don't install over water. Found it difficult to tighten the last two rear nuts with any of my various wrenches or sockets due to an interference on my Alpha 1 drive.
Overall though, once installed everything seem to work very well. Hydrofoil is solidly attached. My 190 merc has not been able to shake it loose. I would give it 4 or 5 stars if the instructions were clearer for my drive.
August 7, 2011