StingRay XRIII Hydrofoil Stabilizers for Boat Motors
Not well Made
Bought Last Monday- Put on boat Tuesday per instruction.. Took to lake and notice big difference in boat performance..Worked very very well.. After 30 mins came home and inspected item.. It was broke with a huge peace of the plastic missing.. Did not fall off this time but can see how others have these fall off with no reasonable reason.. And because the boat holds this on can see why some questions those that report fall-offs. So here is the real deal. This thingn works as stated but can breakn first run.. Mabe just maybe the issue is with the torgue used to clamp this on.. If Stingray has a recommended ft lbs then they should tell us.. BUT I WOULD not WASTE MONEY ON THIS UNLESS STINGRAY GOT OFF THEIR BUTTS AND FIXED THE ISSUE.. Again great product but best go with cheaper ones.. AND this is not my first hydro..
June 7, 2012
I PURCHASED THE STINGRAY III FOR MY 22' PONTOON BOAT. THE FIRST THING I NOTICED WAS THE HOLE SHOT WAS MUCH FASTER AND THE TURNING RADIUS IS MUCH SMALLER. THIS ITEM SHOULD COME WITH THE BOAT.
May 2, 2012
merc no go
Just bought this and tried it on a 2005 mercury 4 stroke efi it does not fit this model. Bought a classic works great
April 6, 2012
Would recommend with caution
I bought this for my 150EFI Mercury on a nitro189 sport. Installation was a snap, though I was concerned due to the (-) reviews. I tightened the torque tab down pretty good and it started to warp the underside (evident by arrow in picture) so i stopped. Took it easy on the test drive and after a little bit, noticed it had worked back a little. So I repositioned it, tightened a little more and it was good for a few outings. Kept my eye on it and noticed it working back off again so I TORQUED it to where I thought the underside would crack but it didn't! Used it for two seasons. Boat would jump out of the water, plane at much slower speeds which was perfect for pulling tubes with children or newbies but I didn't see top end speed gain...if anything 2mph less. No big deal imo. Not sure if it was due to wear or someone stepped on it but the underside where the tab clamps on it did crack and broke a piece off...noticed it this fall as I was putting the boat up for winter. Only a 1yr warranty so I'm outta luck. It is big, sticks out a bit in the back and at first I thought it obnoxioiusly so but it worked well enough I got over it. Gonna try the stealth next spring hoping it will work as well or nearly so and wont be as obvious a platform for someone to step on. I see that has some bad reviews too! Seems they could include some filler material (ie rubber hose/matt) to help hold and prevent flexing while clamping it on.
December 28, 2011