Just thought I’d post an update on a little change made to my Skeeter tiller Yamaha 150 package. I was seeing speeds of 48 mph by myself and 47 with 2 guys in the boat. After reading several good reports of speed increases, and better overall performance after adding a hydrofoil I decided to give one a shot. I bought the SE300 and also bought the Sport Clip to avoid drilling holes in the cavatation plate. After a quick install on Wed. evening I headed out to a lake to see what differences it made. I’m happy to report that my time to plane is much faster, as exspected, and slower cruising speeds can be achieved without coming off plane. The best part for me was the increase in speed. My test run was on a very small area lake but I was still able to get 49.9 mph. Now that’s scary fast for a tiller. I think I can get another 1 mph out of it if I remove the sport clip and mount the SE300 directly to the motor. It seems to me that the sport clip would cause a little drag because of it’s size. I’d like to see how it performs this weekend on a little bigger water and with a couple other guys in the boat. If I’m still happy with it’s performance then it will be getting mounted without the sport clip.
I’ll report back after the weekend.