Re: Adding Hydro Foil to Yamaha 8 HP 4 Stroke on 27 Catalina
I'd experiment with the throttle and the knotmeter... back off until the 'squat' eases up some, and see if you really lose any significant speed. Displacement hulls pushed to that squat position often don't gain any real speed... they just burn more fuel and make bigger waves.
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