StingRay™ Speed-XP Hydrofoil Stabilizers for Boat Motors
What a difference
I put the senior classic on my 60 hp Evinrude and it makes such a difference. Great product for the price. Take offs are easy and much faster. Would not be without one now. If you night fish and do not like the nose being in the air at take off, this is your answer. Pine, AL.
May 1, 2012
Nice product but install not a cakewalk
I installed this on my 2012 mercury 40hp 4 stroke. Let me state for the record here- this is what the marina uses and recommended I use. That said either they did not mention the fit or what they do to install it but I spent a few hours shaving the inside edges at outer part of "V" to get it to sit properly past the main shaft of the motor. If I did not it would not go "deep" enough to be mounted. Once this was done I used a rubber bungee to keep it tight while I drilled the 4 1/4" holes. Again "murphy's law" struck and drill must've moved because one of the four holes was off by 1/8" and I had to make another adjacent hole for the bolts to go in. Next- the longer bolts go to rear, shorter to front. One mis-threaded and I had to snap it and get another to install. After all that it was done and looks right. Took to lake- all the effort worth it. Planes out in secs and keeps nose down even at 15mph. This is on a 2012 tracker proteam 175 txw. Felt snappier out of hole and I note less torque pull at low speeds. Did loose about 2 mph off top end per gps but I do not run flat out and the fuel millage gain at today's cost more than worth it. Overall, product works well but needs better instructions for install thus the 4 stars. Website not very useful for install info either- I checked.
April 26, 2012
Does not fit at all
I purchased this for my 5hp APS motor and it will not line up at all, the edges need to be rounded and they are flat which makes it inpossible to work.
September 8, 2011
great product, BUT
I have a 1995 mariner 5hp. The junior stingray would not work because it was to big for my cavity. I exchanged it for the doal fin and that fit good but not perfect. the performance of the 12 ft. boat is outstanding with the fin.
September 7, 2011