Parker Yahoo Group Archived Messages

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327 decunniff Re: Planing speed and more... 2/19/2005 9:58:00

Guys, thanks for the reminders on hydrofoils. I have an I/O with a
Duoprop and I don't have planing problems. I read about the
different discussions on outboard props and hydrofoils. I hadn't
heard one of the suppliers before so I refreshed myself. I have put
hydrofoils on two Mercruiser Alpha drives before for good results.

Want to say thanks for the discussion as I hadn't realized there are
foils made for DuoProps now, after visiting sites of the
manufacturers.

Also, this is more work than changing props on outboards, but there
is a company that helps with planing and bow splashing. I've not
seen a Parker with this fitted, but here is the site if you haven't
seen it before. See, <a href="http://www.thesmartrail.com/.">http://www.thesmartrail.com/.</a> I've seen other
boats with them. The company lists that they've installed them on a
Parker.

Dana


--- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=eJ8fND0PZDzBb8u0rsuMG8NWsy4tiN7_WiNEBKNA202MO_U1qZYkC4JJPwl9KcOCQzr6uOhCDkcbiTBmboY5x1cXOw">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "megabyte2520"
<captfarrell@m...> wrote:
>
> Absolutely correct Ranger!
>
> It's an unusual day here on the Chessie when you can run WOT, so
> better bite while getting on plane, and better economy and control
> during cruise is my goal.
>
> If my top speed number goes down with a 4-blade, it won't break my
> heart, so long as I see improvement in the low and mid-range areas.
>
> Kevin
>
> --- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=eJ8fND0PZDzBb8u0rsuMG8NWsy4tiN7_WiNEBKNA202MO_U1qZYkC4JJPwl9KcOCQzr6uOhCDkcbiTBmboY5x1cXOw">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "rangertimbo" <kstreagle@e...>
> wrote:
>
> > If you're like me you don't give a rat's tookus about top end
> > speed, as long as you can stay in the right cruise zone for
> > good fuel economy.