Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrhornguy "Spend-a-little...Get-a-lot ! "
Okay....I bought a 16'4" tracker 170 TX Pro with a 50 hp 2-stroke on the back. The boat's bow, at low speeds, was way too high and it also bounced all over the place towards the top-end of the speed range ( even with correct trim settings,etc.). I had Bass Pro to put the Sting Ray ( w/o trim tabs ) on the motor ( Merc. ) and took her to the lake with a full load ( which you should always do when you test this for the first time ). BINGO ! all previous problems were solved. The only 2 "small" down-sides are that we lost around 200 rpms on the top end ( I am still at 5200 and Merc says I am still good-to-go ) and I lost about 1 mph on top end ( but I am still at 34.5 mph with a full load and gas..not bad :>). You must learn to start trimming the motor right out of your hole-shot, this is the key to your success. Also, try adjusting your trim-fin on your motor ( right above the prop. ), sometimes this helps, too. Overall, I feel like the boat handles much more like the higher-end boats such as Nitro and Ranger with this improvement. Really, a must for the heavier alumn. boats that tend to be middle and back heavy. So, do this, and fall in love with your boat again ! Thanks for reading..be smart and do this asap :>)
July 5, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by smokeyspice worth every penny
I have an 07 Tracker Pro Guide V17 that would nose straight up in the air in all throttle settings but full throttle. Then I bought this little jewel and it immediatly gets up on plane no matter how much throttle. It even seems to have given me an extra mph or three.
May 19, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by BHMonster Works Great!
I bought this to stop the bow rise from a dead stop till you plane, and it works great. I did loose some top end on the speed, but well worth putting on when you dont get the boat standing up everytime you take off.
April 14, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhilB Great $50 investment
I bought this for my Yamaha 115. It was a breeze to install and it works great. Before I had this, it took forever to get on plane and I couldnt see in front of me for longer than I wanted. Now, I never loose sight and I am up on plane so fast. Plus, when full throttle, if I trim the moter up, I can get about 10mph more out of the motor. It is very cool. Buy this. You wont regret it.
September 22, 2008