Well first off Mac installed his zephyr cove low water pickup on my hull. The reason I was running the shaw wing was to help with water pressure. Now that I don't have a issue with water pressure I had better holeshot with a basic Davis instruments whale tail xl over the shawwing. I put the aluminum Hydrofoil back on last weekend and holeshot was slightly better but cant get over the handling of the shawwing in turns like it's on tracks.Love my Shawwing. I wouldn't think of taking it off. Looks like you came to your senses.