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Bluegillfreak
01-21-2007, 10:38 PM
Hey do the stingray stableizers work like they say they do?

Out of these three which would be best i am thinking of getting the 120 dollar one.

cheepy http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=45204&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

middle grade http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=91111&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults


High class one i want http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=91124&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

sccamper
01-21-2007, 10:45 PM
I put a Dolphine brand (dont think thats spelled right) on my old 135 rude pushing an 18' cruiser. I think it made a differance getting the boat to plane but might have slowed it down a couple mph. I had spun up a stump or something before and broke half of the factory fin off the foot. The new stabilizer fit over the broken spot and worked real well.

Minnerman
01-21-2007, 11:05 PM
This is the one I'm using now. It has less drag because it's thinner and it made a difference in my ride.


http://www.saveonboating.com/proddetail.asp?prod=WhaleTail

Bream Reaper
01-21-2007, 11:14 PM
I had one on an old BMC and it helped me get on plane faster. If your pitch is right on the prop you should not need it.

polock
01-22-2007, 06:52 AM
i have one that my boat shop made for my 90 horse etec jet... it bolted on above the pump housing to the lower unit. kinda made a flange to the factory shape.. they should pattent(spelling) this.. they make it out of 1/4" diamond plate and it is flat with a small rake at the end. will post pics if i can remember to take them when i am at the cabin.. it made my 18x56 blazer ss aluminum boat plane from stock---about 10-12 seconds for full speed plane to about 4-5 seconds full speed plane.. the boat just shoots out of the water and comes down with a POP and your gone. it is great

reelcrappie
01-22-2007, 07:11 AM
I have one on a 50 yamaha and it works great. Less strain to get on a plane and can stay on plane at lower RPM. Didn't slow the boat down at all did help on fuel economy though. 5o yamaha is on a 14' bomber scout bass boat set up for flat line trolling or tightlining. Boat runs about 35 with me and falcon smitty in it (that's over 500#s of lard for you people that don't know me or Smitty) and gets up on top in a hurry. All I can say for sure is that it works for me on my boat.

Barnacle Bill
01-22-2007, 07:48 AM
Go here and do a search on Smart Tabs. http://forums.iboats.com/
BPS carries them too. You will get a lot of hits but apparently they are far superior to any of the doel fin type.

Bluegillfreak
01-22-2007, 09:00 AM
Go here and do a search on Smart Tabs. http://forums.iboats.com/
BPS carries them too. You will get a lot of hits but apparently they are far superior to any of the doel fin type.

ya but the price is like 2-3 times higher than the doel fins :eek: :eek:

DENNIS BOWERS
01-22-2007, 09:19 AM
The only problem I"ve had is debris[leaves,ect.] sticking under the hydrofoil. Only happened at slower speeds.

rancrappie
01-22-2007, 11:01 AM
put a stingray on my 75 merc,had to take it off,made rpms go over max range

FisherMike
01-22-2007, 11:21 AM
I would not be without mine.
Gets me up on plane twice as fast and stays up on plane at fewer RPM's thus saving fuel.