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SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 12' - 16' FT and 40-80 HP - Nauticus

SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 12' - 16' FT and 40-80 HP - Nauticus
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Nauticus SX Smart Tabs
The Nauticus SX Smart Tab is constructed of molded composite to prevent rust and corrosion. All blemished products are the black color. The material …
The SX series incoporates all of the fully automatic features of our popular SMART TABS, in addition to the rust and corrosion free benefits of molded compsite materials. Assembly can be completed in seconds and the installation in a few minutes. The only tools required are a drill with a 3/16" bit and a phillips screw driver. SMART TABS SX provide un-equaled performance and durability with no maintenance in fresh or salt water. The system can be specifically tuned to maximize the performance of any power boat, and TRACKING RIBS have been added to improve handling at higher speeds.

The patented SMART TABS are a one of the kind trim and stabilizer system that automatically adjusts to the sea conditions, without the needed for expensive electric or hydraulic hardware and switches. The system constantly reacts to the water conditions, boat speed, and balance providing a remarkable improvements on any boat.

Performance Benefits
  • Smoother and Faster Acceleration - (Great for Skiing)
  • 40% less Bow Rise and 35% Lower On Plane Speed -
    (Great for Tubing)
  • More Top Speed and No Porpoising or Chine Walking
  • Improves Handling and Smoother Ride In Any Water
  • Improved Fuel Economy (11% +)
Rugged Design: (TMCPC)
Thermo Molded Co Polymer Composite material provides superior strength and resilience for any rough water situation. Rust and corrosion are also eliminated so there is no need for anodes.
Assembly & Installation In Minutes
  • Complete assembly and mounting requires only a drill, a 3/16" bit, and a phillips screw driver.
  • The Integral design eliminates the need for wrenches.
  • All components "lock" together with self locking clevis pins.

Nauticus, Inc. warrants to the retail purchaser of this product that it is free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five years (5) on all metal componets and two years (2) for rubber boot covers and gas actuators, from the date of purchase. Complete warrenty information is included with each kit and upon request.
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarGreat difference
by Steve from Berlin, Connecticut on July 14, 2015
Put these on my 14' Edgewater because the boat ran too bow high and after planing off would fall off plane at too low a speed. Now the boat handles better at low speed and the boat gets on plane at 300-400 rpm lower and can stay there. No more mushing take offs with the bow pointing to the sky. Love them!!
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarWorked as advertised
by Gordon from Canton, Michigan on June 27, 2015
I put them on our 94 boston whaler rage 14, what a difference, the boat plans out in half the time and it keeps the bow from bouncing all the time! The bow still bounces a little in a chop but basically is eliminated in smooth water where as before it was very bouncy .
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarWorks very well, buy one size smaller than recomended if your boat handles well.
by Perry from Brainerd, Minnesota on June 16, 2015
I added these to my 1998 alumacraft tournement pro 175 with a 75hp tiller and I am very happy with the results. My motivation was to get on plane faster with less trimming needed on the motor. Prior to adding the tabs the bow would rise on takeoff to the point that you could not see over the bow even with the motor fully trimmed. Now the boat is able to plane without too much bow rise even with the motor trimmed out. With the motor fully trimmed in there is absolutely no bow rise and the boat planes twice as fast as before. It feels like you have 30 more HP for the first 5 seconds. Other benefits are the boat is able to plane down to 16 mph now and I am able to cruise comfortably at 20 mph when searching for fish. Top speed went from 34 to 33 mph, but effective cruising speed at 2/3 throttle went from 26 to 28 mph. I have not tried adjusting the shock position. I also purchase one size smaller than recommended on the advice of other fishermen and glad I did. No real downsides.
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarPerform as advertised
by Daniel from Port Orange, Florida on April 27, 2015
These tabs do exactly what they are advertised to do. On my boat there is absolutely no bow rise and am on a plane immediately. The problem I was having is since my boat had the maximum horspower allowed (75 HP) it would lean to the left from the torque. I was able to correct that by adjusting the maximum amount of pressure on the left tab and the minimum amount on the right tab. A very inexpensive way to solve my Problem.
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarGreat addition
by Alkesh from Columbia, South Carolina on July 09, 2013
The tabs installed in about 25 minutes for me. Put up some masking tape, drilled holes, put in the silicone and screwed everything in. Couldn't have been any simpler. I put them on my Byliner 175 which does not have a flat transom. But a quick call to Nauticus and they shipped me some special brackets to use instead of the included ones, free of charge. Great service! Lastly, it rides much smoother and gets out of the hole must faster as well. Worth the money.
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Starthey work great
by James from West Burlington, Iowa on July 20, 2012
got these to put on my 18ft. jon boat with a 40 horse motor. emailed Nauticus to make sure which size to get and they emailed back in hour. so i ordered these and they work great picked up about 4 mph planes alot faster rides seems to be smoother to.
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarIncredible!
by Lance from Newaygo, Michigan on April 23, 2012
I have a 16' Alumaweld Express 16' aluminum style bass boat. I converted my outboard to a jet drive to steelhead fish on our local river. After that, I could not get up on step fast enough to even take it near the river. My local jet boat guy gave me several options including float pods, a bigger 2 stroke instead of the 4 stroke I have (added low end torque) and so on, but the cheapest option was at least $1300. After the trim tabs, everything has improved dramatically. The boat gets up on step in a hurry, the tracking is awesome, no porpoising or chiming ever. When I was researching these another user made the comment that all boats should come with these, I have to agree to an extent. I put myself in a pickle and Nauticus got me out for a low price in comparison to my other options. Thank you!
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Starbest buy
by Amy from Pooler, Georgia on April 20, 2012
they are awesome i had changed my prop pitch i will have to go back to my old one because i am turning to much now with the smart tabs
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarSX Smart Tabs
by Thomas from Edgewater, Florida on September 17, 2011
Best money I have spent on this boat. It's a 17' Sailfish (polar type, square front) with an 8' beam, 60hp Evinrude. With the Smart Tabs, this baby jumps out of the water, and is great on top end. I think I can almost walk as fast as this boat will stay on plane in slow speed. Great product, highly recommended!
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarAnother Succes Story
by Jim from Linn, Missouri on June 24, 2011
G-3 1652SC Jon Boat, 50HP 2 Cycle Yamaha Outboard with Power Trim I don’t ever see reviews of the Smart Tab SX’s on an aluminum jon boat so here goes. My son and I just purchased this boat and it was so bad at porpoising and bouncing that you could barely ride in it unless you only traveled at half throttle. It didn’t seem to matter how the motor was trimmed as it only changed the problem instead of fixing it. An email to G3 and they only referred me to my local dealer. Both friends and the local boat dealer suggested either a whale tail on the motor or installing wedges under the motor mount to get more trim. Neither of these options appealed to me and then I read about these Smart Tab SX’s. Installation only took about a half hour and off to the river we went to try them out. Right off the trailer and a little throttle for the turn around to go and pick up my son I immediately noticed a big difference. The boat leveled off almost right away without even letting off the throttle. I picked up my son (I am well over 300 lbs. and my son is tipping the scale a little over 200 lbs.) and we both sat in the rear seat. We took off at full throttle and the boat immediately leveled off with no porpoising or bouncing, just a little chatter when we hit waves from other boats. I now turned over the helm to my son and he put the boat through its paces. I sat on the bow and it didn’t seem to make much difference as the boat leveled off only slightly faster. Back to the rear seat (more comfortable) and my son pushed the throttle forward and done a series of U-turns. Before the Smart Tab’s the propeller would come out of the water, now it continuously makes contact with little or no loss of power. I also checked the speed using a GPS and maybe one MPH increase in speed but I really wasn’t expecting any significant increase on a boat and motor this size. All I have to say is WOW. What a difference Smart Tab SX’s have made. They accomplished everything I was hoping for and more. I would suggest to everyone to install these on your boat and find out what you’ve been missing. (I am also going to suggest to my local dealer to start selling these and forget the whale tails)
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Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull StarThey work!
by Paul from Plaquemine, Louisiana on May 18, 2011
I will never own another boat without these installed before I pick it up. Installation was easy, but I was nervous about drilling holes below the water line. They sealed well and don't leak at all. The boat almost jumps out of the water on plane now and it improved the steering tremendously. It took a little getting used to but now I love it. Buy these. You won't be sorry.
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