Hey Everyone! First off just let me say I love this forum. So much experience and knowledge to be shared and gain for a newbie to the boating ranks like me. I have been following this forum for the past couple of years but this is my first post/thread.
Here is my question. I know there have been threads about hydrofoils on outboards but I was wondering if there are any thoughts for my specific application, a 1985 Volvo Penta 280 SP sterndrive. I have read mixed reviews saying that the hydrofoil will break the cavitation plate/exhaust port but I have also heard other that say it is worth every penny. Anyone on here have any experience with this in Alaska and can offer me some advice. Looking to reduce porpoising and get on step a bit quicker. I have trim tabs, and of course they help, but if I can gain a bit more of an advantge with a hydrofoil then it would be worth the investment.
I appreciate any and all advice!
1985 Bayliner Ciera 2450 Command Bridge
Volvo Penta AQ231A w/ 280 SP Sterndrive