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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What makes you different from your competitors?

To my knowledge, there are NO other patent pending plug and play adjustable hydrofoil “Kits” made for pontoon/tritoon boats. In other words, our product isn't made as a one SIZE fits ALL product for every size boat. We design and build your VaraFoil™ Kit for the particular size, weight, and speed of your boat and send to you for assembly.  We designed our streamlined VaraFoil™, Varastrut™ and VaraPlate™ to today’s structural and performance demands. Compare structures and you can see which one can take punishment. Additional differences include:

  • No aluminum grinding, permanent epoxy, or destructive cutting to boat hulls or manufacturer accessories needed with a VaraFoil™ Kit.
  • 2-3 Hr. easy DIY install can be done while boat's in water, on trailer or on boat lift.
  • Adjustability for easy location changes.
  • No special lifting or Cg location methods needed. No permanent mounting. Future larger motor choices or natural Center of Gravity ( COG ) changes are 4-bolt easy adjustments w/our VaraFoil™ system with 24" of Cg Adjustment.
  • Our VaraStrut™ V structure is adjustable yet strong.  Breakaway/shear pin design from 1950's not used in our system! Our VaraStrut™ design has been shown to withstand the static weight of the boat on dry land.
  • Extremely easy pitch control changes  by VaraFoil™ user using trim/tilt switch with our patent pending VaraPlate™ technology. Trim out people moving forward or back with a trim/tilt switch.
Will this hydrofoil make my Pontoon/Tritoon boat fly in mid air?

No, the VaraFoil ™ is designed to keep the pontoon hull bottoms kissing or just slightly in the water. This enables you to keep stability side to side. However, as the boat gets loaded with more people and gear the pontoons will sink a bit more to accommodate displacement/weight gain.

Can I continue to trailer the boat after installing this hydrofoil easily?
Yes, most trailers have no uprights or structure between the hulls that would interfere with the wing going on/off of trailer. However, if for some reason your trailer has interference concerns, we can assist with ALL application recommendations and/or modifications. Quite simply, move guide posts or guide rails to the outside of pontoon hulls and they serve the same purpose. Otherwise, make sure you have enough water for VaraFoil™ to float clear of the bunks, and easy on/easy off trailering is no problem.
Does my trailer have to be modified after I install this VaraFoil™ hydrofoil?
No, if using our more popular  VaraKit-3™ or VaraKit-4™.  Possibly, if using our custom larger VaraFoils™ as your trailer will need a cutout or window provided in the wood 2x4/2x6 bunk area. Generally we cut this window around wing 9” in front of, and 12” behind wing profile on both sides of trailer. This opening allows for future wing relocation front to back or even trailer tongue weight changes that may need to be performed by moving boat forward or aft on trailer.
Can I order the VaraFoil ™ kit without the VaraPlate™ , Pitch Control Plate?

No, we don’t sell our complete kits without the VaraPlate™ . We do offer different configurations and upgrades to the base model VaraPlate™ for the performance minded boating enthusiasts.

Can I install this hydrofoil on my pontoon boat if I have bare hulls with NO external mounting accessories ( Strakes, keelson, etc.)?
Yes you can install our more popular VaraKit-3™ or VaraKit-4™ to the structural beams below deck.  If using our larger custom kits, you will need to purchase custom fittings, if no other factory accessory is available ( Strake, Keelson, etc. ). The VaraFoil™ should be mounted to accessories installed on hull. We do NOT recommend any hull penetrations including but not limited to screws, bolts, rivets, fasteners and attachments that could compromise structural integrity or flotation of toons, hulls, or OEM logs. In other words, if you screw directly into the air tight factory chambers of your hulls, YOU screwed up!
Can I expect the same performance/efficiency increases on my production boat as advertised or claimed by previous #’s, data, or testimonials on your website of VaraFoil™?
No, All claims, data, and testimonials are based on a per boat accumulation of data or personal testimony. To date, ALL Varafoil™ applications have increased performance of production boats fuel efficiency by over 25%. Each application and use of VaraFoil™ is a case by case scenario. PHA wants happy customers. We stand by our product as a performance enhancer and will do our best to kick out, and not accept applications for purchase that will not produce at least 20% gains in speed. NO guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied as to your boat’s performance.
Do you offer installation?
Yes, Also most pontoon/boat repair shops around the continental U.S. can/will install our VaraFoil ™ system. We offer instructional video’s, written guides, email correspondence and a future customer service help line. However, our VK-3 system is designed for a 2 man 2-3 hr. install for the DIY'r looking for a short project. Please call or email with any further questions you may have.
Can I expect to return/exchange a VaraFoil™ Kit after I order?

No Frills or surprises. PHA offers a return on unused parts. Specific extrusions cut to your dimensions are subject to our terms and conditions. Please see term and conditions for complete answers.

How long will it take to receive my VaraFoil™ kit?
General turn around after an order is received is 7-10 days. The shipping/delivery method you choose dictates the actual delivery time.
How much does A VaraFoil™ Kit cost to ship?
This is based on location, weight of kit and, and carrier used. Example rate from our facility Florida 33584 to Carlsbad Ca 90211 ( 2,500 miles ) thru 3 different carriers ( ground) and the average rate for a VaraFoil ™ Kit sized for a 30’ boat is $426.00.
How do I track my order?
Depending upon carrier, insurance and delivery option you choose.
Where is this product made?
Our entire product line and all of PHA VaraFoil ™ components are built from the finest materials and craftsman found in the United States of America .
What payment methods do you accept?
Credit Card, Paypal, Cashiers/Personal Check,  and Venmo.

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