The LZ torque control system ensures the ultimate in precise and effortless steering.
The features that count:
- Lower fuel consumption
- Straight tracking
- Excellent steering at low speeds
- Smoother ride
- Maximum lift
- Reduced planing time
- Increased stability
- Reduced cavitation
- Effortless installation
- Stainless mounting hardware included
- Secure mounting with bolts
- For use on outboard motors
Hydrofoils are specially designed wings which increase a motor’s performance. They are available in two sizes, for 4HP to 50HP motors and for over 50HP. They are placed just above the propeller. By using the hydrofoils, fuel consumption is decreased, navigation is much smoother, stability is increased and at the same time offer a maximum lift, reducing cavitation. Hydrofoils also help the boat to easily trim.
Instructions of Use
Hydrofoils are fixed above the propeller on the cavitation plate and they are attached with stainless steel screws. The hydrofoils are fully adjustable for a smoother ride.
Mounting the hydrofoils on the outboard
The basic rule regarding the position of the hydrofoil is right above the propeller on the cavitation plate. The ideal position is for the hydrofoils to be mounted two centimetres before the propeller (see picture 1 and 2) and thus covering it completely (see picture 5). In this way, when the propeller starts to spin, most of the water will be pushed against the hydrofoil, thus maximising the steering and planning capabilities. If the hydrofoil is mounted too far ahead (see picture 3), then only a small amount of water will be pushed against it or if it is mounted too far at the back (see picture 4), then the maximum power of the water will be lost before the hydrofoil.
These products do not need any maintenance. However, if you notice any cracks in one or both hydrofoils you should replace them. Also, if at any point you notice excess vibrations on the steering wheel or outboard motor, you should replace the hydrofoils immediately.