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Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:05 am

I would rather ask my fellow Texans instead of the boat forum. Has anyone here put the beavertail float pods on their boat? I just upgraded from a 40 hp to a 60 hp Merc and I would like to level the back a little more. They say it adds 200 pounds of flotation. I have a 2002 18ft Grizzly Tracker. I will update yall with the transformation I am putting this boat through.
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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Mojo281 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:28 am

I'm not sure if that will actually raise the back of your boat any unless you're under power... Marine floatation doesn't really float on top of water, it floats in the water. Does that make any sense?
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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:48 am

"Instantly add up to 200 lbs of extra flotation to the stern of your boat and increase its natural plane for easily penetrating skinny water and mud flats. These flotation pods minimize draft and make your boat float nearly flat by offsetting the weight of your motor. They’re shaped to automatically funnel water towards the prop, keeping you moving in the shallowest water. The unique, angled shape of each pod prevents uncontrolled spins and eliminates over-turning. These pods also reduce fuel consumption and engine laboring, while increasing take-off power and eliminating taildrag and transom backsplash. Adds length to the boat making it easier to get on plane."

Thats from the Beavertail website. I just didn't know if it actually works like that.
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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Mojo281 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:36 am

Almost sold me... Good thing I don't have to worry about the weight or running shallow!!

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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby :-) » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:58 pm

I built my own, and I didn't like the performance in shallow water...they drug bottom really bad.

They will help with the added weight you added to the boat, and you'll get on plane much faster.
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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Pintail-Peeler » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:46 pm

haha nice boat mojo
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Re: Beavertail Float Pods

Postby Barney#1 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:05 pm

Pintail-Peeler wrote:I would rather ask my fellow Texans instead of the boat forum. Has anyone here put the beavertail float pods on their boat? I just upgraded from a 40 hp to a 60 hp Merc and I would like to level the back a little more. They say it adds 200 pounds of flotation. I have a 2002 18ft Grizzly Tracker. I will update yall with the transformation I am putting this boat through.
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I would like to hear how they do. I have almost the same boat but 17' with a 50hp.
On mine I have to trim the motor down alot further than I like to keep the bow down in choppy water. No problems getting on plane but she's a little heavy in the *** and light in the front if you know what I mean. I have thought of adding a hydrofoil but I would bust that bad boy off in no time.
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