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    Posted: 08/06/2018 at 3:17pm
2014 24" party barge, 24" diameter toons (2), 115 merc.
looking into adding lifting strakes. i do have a friend who is a welder, has all the equipment to weld, test, etcc.. 

so my question is: has anyone added strakes to a 2 toon boat and what were your results? did you add them to inside, inside and outside of both logs?  pro's or con's?  

any input would be much appreciated.   looked at doind a 3rd toon, but from what i read i dont quite have enough motor for that and may actually lose some speed and performance?  

im just looking to get it up a little to ride better and maybe some speed.  im also planning on skinning the underside when i do the strakes.  

thanks in advance!!!
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I would do inside and out if I was going through the trouble, I bet the skinning under the boat makes the biggest improvement. If water is getting up on top of the toons it will really slow the boat down.

 
 
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thanks. i have been looking at 2 toon boats they seem to have them on inside and outside. probaly what i will do. the underskining is a must.  i can feel the water hitting the trusses underneath and the surging and slowing. 
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