Last updated on March 14th, 2023 at 12:42 am
Are you looking for SE Sport Hydrofoil reviews? Or maybe you are wondering what a hydrofoil is and how it can benefit your boat. Either way, you have come to the right place.
A hydrofoil is a wing-like structure that you mount on the struts, which are located below the hull of your boat to raise the hull out of water when your vessel gains speed. This helps reduce the drag, thereby allowing it to increase the speed and enhance fuel efficiency. It works by moving smoothly through the water, thereby deflecting the flow of the water downwards. This, in turn, exerts an upward force on the SE Sport Hydrofoil, as the pressure at the bottom of the foil is usually higher than the top. Eventually, turbulence and drag act on the small foil surface instead of the whole vessel.
SE Sport 300 Hydrofoil Review
The SE Sport 300 hydrofoil boasts of a Turbo Track stylish design and meticulously contoured thrust-catching surface. A combination of the two features results in a boat that gets to the plane up the 50% faster than the conventional foils. The tracking helps stabilize the vessel with lots of ease. Also, the design of the hydrofoil enables the boat to plane at low RPM and speeds. This saves on fuel consumption, which translates into less cash spent on each trip. This model has been tested independently and won accolades for its narrow design. The design results in a small footprint for the drag forces to work on.
This modified shape does not affect the trim at low planning speeds. This ensures top performance. The manufacturer backs the claims with a lifetime warranty. The SE 300 Hydrofoil is recommended for sterndrives and outboards with a horsepower that ranges between 40 and 350. The hydrofoil comes with an optional sport clip that eliminates the need to drill the side of your vessel when installing in order to ensure easy installation. It also makes installation a lot faster without the need for technical tools or a helping hand.
SE Sport 400 Hydrofoil Review
The SE Sport 400 Hydrofoil gives you a higher performance boost than the SE 300 with better contour design and tracking. Unlike the SE Sport 300, it does not come with the sport clip. However, it still attaches to the engine’s cavitation plate without requiring you to drill some holes. It is even easier to install that the SE 300 which has a sport clip using a Philips screwdriver and wrench. It works with boats of varying horsepower between 40hp and 350hp. It can work with outboards, platoon boats, and deck boats. However, it does not work with Volvos as they exhaust via the cavitation plate.
The crescent shape allows the foil to funnel the water to cut down the thrust and cut planning time. It also keeps your vessel on the plane even when moving at lower speeds while at the same time enhancing its stability and saving on fuel. The hardware is made of copolymer construction that is strong and durable. It also has some stainless steel hardware. You can use the hydrofoil to eliminate chine walking, deep-V wander, cavitation, and porpoising. The SE Sport 400 hydrofoil is available in several colors that include yellow, blue, red, and silver.
SE Sport 200 Hydrofoil Review
The SE Sport 200 Hydrofoil is recommended for boats of between 8hp and 40hp. However, it can also work with sterndrive and outboard engines larger than 40hp. This is with the exception of Mercury 4 stokes of between 40hp and 60hp. On the other hand, if the cavitation plate is wider than five inches, consider going for the SE 300 as it performs better with that motor. Like all other hydrofoils from the same company, the SE 200 has a narrow profile, making it possible for them to work with a dual outboard stable configuration.
These hydrofoils are made of a polypropylene polymer that is more rigid than the conventional plastic. However, this does not make it heavier and remains in a low profile. Due to its unique design, it can keep the propeller in the water while at the same time reducing the cavitation and reducing the plane speed of the boat. The design also keeps water in a linear path to ensure that the boat reaches top speeds while at the same time reducing engine vibration.
The use of the hydrofoil helps eliminate the downturn trailing edge and the cupped underside in a bid to reduce the drag. The package comes with mounting hardware and instructions for the ease of installation. Additionally, the manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on the product.
SE Sport Hydrofoil Installation Instructions
SE Sport Hydrofoil installation instructions are very simple to follow. You have an option of drilling or not drilling when installing the SE 400. The package comes with all the hardware that you require that includes lock nuts, washers, and bolts. You will need a Philips screwdriver or a socket wrench for installation.
Start by centering the hydrofoil on top of the cavitation plate. Then move it forward until it cannot move again. You may also place it in the rear of a trim tab so that you would not have to drill. Make four holes markings as on the hydrofoil, remove it, and drill your holes.
Use the Site gauge to ensure proper placement. Start by holding on the underside of the hydrofoil to ensure an appropriate hole alignment. Drill holes starting with the rear holes before going for the front holes.
Once the holes are ready, place the rubber washers on the cavitation plate such that the thin washers are at the front. Then, place your hydrofoil and secure it with bolts. Ensure that you tighten them well.
For the SE 400, use disk grips to enclose the hydrofoil and press it to the cavitation plate. Start by centering your foil and inserting both the washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts before placing the cover and locking it in place.
The SE Sport hydrofoil 200, 300, and 400 are meant to reduce the drag of the boat by lifting the hull. The company has uniquely shaped hydrofoils that stabilize the boat and enable the boat to plane at low speeds. They are easy to install and highly durable. They are a cheap and easy to install addition to any boat motor.