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    Default Compression plate or hydrofoil?

    I'm trying to decide between a hydrofoil or a boatright compression plate or any other similar anti-ventilation or cavitation plate. (Seems like everybody has a different name for them) I have a 16 ft. seaark tunnel hull with sponsoons, jackplate, and 40 hp outboard. I would like to have a quicker hole shot especially while in skinny water and be able to run on plane at lower rpms without any porpoising affects. I know compression plates/anti-ventilation plates are a lot more money than hydrofoils but I'm willing to spend the extra money for whatever gives me the best results and performance if necessary. Or would a hydrofoil give me the same results at a much lower cost? Thank you and any input is appreciated.

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    I've got what I call a whale tail on my 50 evinrude, 16' whaler. Does great. 30_40 $.

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    Thanks. How much difference did it make getting on plane?

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    Like day and night. Works great!

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    I have a SHALLOW BLASTER on my Yamaha 150 2 stroke . It is my first boat and the dealership recommended it . It keeps more water around the prop and thus makes the prop more effective . It will help accomplish your goals .
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    Thanks guys. I'm still kinda unsure which one to go with. I know both will help but just curious which one will perform better on boat and engine. Maybe try a whale tail or hydrofoil first and go from there if I'm not completely satisfied with it? Anyways, thank yall for yalls replies

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    If you're like me, you'll start off less expensive and expand. If it doesn't work out, you haven't lost much.

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    Shallow Blaster is the way to go! No drilling and it will make a world of difference.

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    Are the Shallow Blasters at Academy? They had several different ones. How do they stay on without drilling?

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    Shallow Blaster hands down! Order online and can have it in 2-4 days on your door step!
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