Beautiful weather at the moment here on the Hawksbury.
Long story short...ish...As my very old Nautiglass 150 sits low at the back in the water, I heard through all the "experts" at work....that a hydrofoil would solve the issue...raise the stern and lower the bow !
Of course I goggled all the gossip, cost and sizes etc and found a huge dilemma. Do I really need one ?
I bought one from e-bay $40 (40hp motor) and tried it out.
Just me in boat with three young kids. All seemed fine then I noticed steering v heavy....ok because now I'm turning the foil mounted on the motor not just the motor so it heavier so to speak in the water.
Next thing I listened to the engine and it seemed to be struggling more.....couldn't explain that as these foils are meant to save fuel!
It seemed to plane quicker but for some reason It didn't seem right, didn 't seem as comfy/safe.
Another issue was stability. I found going through wash (head on and not fast) that the foil really cut into the wave and jolted the boat. As I have kids that scared me a bit...and them too...😅
So there you go...yes up on plane, not as stable, used more fuel, strain on motor.
I was thinking also that outboard manufacturers don't really want add ons on their precision outboards anyway.....or maybe they do.
I took hydrofoil off and might try another model perhaps as suggested....maybe thats the answer but I can t really afford to buy the all till one suits...he..he..
Any ideas, advice, did I mount upside down ??????
Appreciate responses...understandably maybe = some foils probably work on some hulls/motors and not others.