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Quick links. Stingray Hydrofoils??? Yay or nay?? You know the drill.. I've used a Stingray classic on an aluminum boat with a 25hp with pretty good results when I was running the river as a teenager. Just trying to see what changes I want to make for this boating season. Also considering a Merc Spitfire prop also.
I was quite active in small-boat hydrofoil development from to During this period, I designed about 12 hydrofoil configurations, and then built and tested them with the help of my father. I obtained a patent on the final hydrofoil design, and licensed it to a company in California which made and sold about 80 all-aluminum kits for converting planing boats to hydrofoil boats. Although quite old by now, some of this information may be of use to those who would like to design and build a hydrofoil, or who would like to develop a hydrofoil kit for sale to others.
We recommend utilizing a cordless drill with the appropriate size drill bit which will depend on which StingRay Hydrofoil is being installed. Once in the proper mounting place, each hole location can be marked on the cavitation plate using the pre-drilled holes in the hydrofoil as a guide. Once the hole locations have been marked, the drilling can commence!