SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 15' - 19' FT and 60-150 HP - Nauticus

SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 15' - 19' FT and 60-150 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. The material also provides superior strength and …
    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.
    In short - NO MAINTENANCE!
    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.
    a must have
    by Douglas from Williston, North Dakota on November 15, 2014
    I installed these on a SeaDoo Sportster. I am now on top of the water and my speed has increased by 20 mph pulling somebody on an inner tube. for me this is a must I am able to do things that only you can imagine with my boat now. when I called to make sure I got the right ones they were more than willing to help me in every way including sending me pics on how to install on my particular boat.
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    by Lucius from Loudon, Tennessee on November 08, 2014
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    does everything as described
    by Julian from Grand Manan, New Brunswick on August 01, 2014
    Installed these on a 1994 searay 200 5.0 cuddy and wish i had of put them on sooner. The boat gets on plane very quick with 1/2 the throttle it took before with very little bow rise. Will hold plane alot slower. It doesnt wander back and fourth in no-wake zones now. The boat always liked to lean to the port side on plane and now it rides level. It handles waves alot better. Before it would ride up and pound on larger waves where now it cuts through them. I was concidering selling my boat for a larger one but after installing these i have decided to keep the boat.
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    Smart Tabs... I think I love you!
    by Adam from Dixmont, Maine on February 05, 2014
    I have a 1995 Starcraft Islander 191v that I've owned for three years. It is a great boat for fishing, tubing, and family outings but the high bow rise, porpoising, and listing is really getting on my nerves and making it uncomfortable for my family. I did some research about trim tabs and found out that is what I needed since my engine is aft as well as my gas tank. I went to my boat shop and those douches wanted over $1,000 for electic/hyrdo trim tabs with install. I don't love the boat that much. After weeks of research I found the Smart Tabs SX. I purchased a pair and installed them myself in about 40 minutes for a total of $129.00.. Easy install, great instructions and a quality product. I can't wait to try them out this spring.
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    by William from Charlotte, North Carolina on December 18, 2013
    Very satisfied with my experience with boats. Will continue to purchase from boats.
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    SX Smart Tabs
    by John from Zephyrhills, Florida on November 06, 2013
    They do everything they advertise. My boat had a hydrofoil on it and took forever to get on plane but with Smart Tabs what an improvement also dramatically improved the steering in no wake zone. One of my best investments for my boat.
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    Game changer
    by Joseph from Naples, New York on August 06, 2013
    I installed these on my 1990 Galaxy 19 ft cuddy. The boat has a small (2.3 L) Volvo Penta that could barely get on plane and could not plane below about 20 mph (this made it tough to pull little ones on a tube without traumatizing them). Since installing the Smart Tabs, the boat now planes far more easily. Bow lift is greatly reduced and the boat can plane easily at 15 mph (I've pulled a tube at speeds as low as 12 mph). The boat also handles choppy water much better with considerably less porpoising. There does not appear to be a noticeable change in top speed one way or the other. Installation was pretty easy. I had to remove a nonfunctional transducer to make space for the tabs, which was no big deal. I've tried different props, engine tunings, steering and engine trim settings and nothing has improved the performance of the boat nearly as much as these Smart Tabs. Highly recommended.
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    You should buy this.
    by Rory from Lynnwood, Washington on July 20, 2013
    Put these on my Trophy 1802 a month ago, but wanted to spend sufficient time with them before I posted a review. Planing was dramatically improved -- much faster to plane with way less bow rise. Plus I can keep it on plane at much lower speeds. Tracking is amazing. At cruise I can sit back in the seat with no hands on the wheel (even in light chop). At slow speed I can move about the boat to deal with docking bumpers and lines and the boat tracks straight ahead on her own. Pounding in 2' to 3' seas was also greatly reduced. The last really awesome thing they've done for me was to make just enough of a hole in front of my kicker that I can now leave it tilted down at cruise (with the scag an inch out of the water). Not only is that easier on the bracket, but it also means I don't have to remove the EZ-Steer anymore. After getting them adjusted properly (#2 position) my top end went from 42 mph to 44 mph. Hopefully that extra efficiency will help the gph a bit.
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    2 orders placed and received
    by Tanya from Ocala, Florida on July 17, 2013
    Having placed 2 orders in as many weeks am writing to state how very impressed we are not only with the quality of the goods received but also in the promptness in which they were sent and also the efficiency and courtesy of your staff when we had a small issue - resolved to our satisfaction without any argument or quibble - top notch. We will be back ! Thanks!
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    JON BOAT 18' 60HP 4 stroke
    by Benoit from Longueuil, Quebec on July 02, 2013
    That solution solve my porpoising problem on my 18' JON BOAT with heavy 60HP 4 Stroke. No need to put weight in front of the boat like some tell me. Moving Fuel Thank and Battery in the front was not for me a good solution. Moving the outboard higher or lower on the transom don't solve my problem. That Trim tab work just very well. Drastic change. Excuse for bad English I'm french -)
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    What a difference
    by Mark from Eau Claire, Wisconsin on June 28, 2013
    Installed these on my 09 Tahoe 215 in about an hour probably could be done faster but there's some gut wrenching aspect about drilling into your boat that was hard to overcome. Support walked me through any installation questions and even provided pictures of my boat to ensure my success. After installation the smart tabs worked as advertised, my boat planes alot faster and I don't have to stand up to look over my hull on take off. THe drift I had a lower speeds is less also. I recommend these!
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    Smart Tabs
    by John F from Castroville, Texas on June 22, 2013
    They work as they say. Haven't got them fully adjusted yet for top speed. But the aft of the boat never lifts up when going to power. Stays down at all speeds.
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    Better than advertised
    by Donald from Kemp, Texas on May 23, 2013
    Wow! Finally got the boat out with the Smart Tabs installed and the improvement in performance was great. My boat came up on plane with almost no bow rise. Ride was very smooth. I also discovered there was virtually no wander when in the no wake zone. I highly recommend Smart Tabs.
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    Great Product
    by Wesley from Columbia Falls, Montana on May 18, 2013
    Does exactly as advertized
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    sx smart trim tabs
    by Michael from englewood, Florida on May 01, 2013
    receiving my order quickly. was a little skeptical about the trim tabs,but after researching the company,they have been making these for 15 years, gave them a shot. i put them on boat saturday, very easy to install. put boat in water sunday and to my surprise boat jumped up on plane and no more porpoising. i was able to trim up motor up almost out of water! i could not do that before. dont hesitate, you wont be disappointed! p.s. these are put on at the factory of carolina skiff.
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    Good Results
    by John from Prince George, Virginia on November 25, 2012
    This is the 2nd set of Smart Tabs SX that I've installed. They were installed on two very different types of boats. But, both sets have returned similar results. This set was installed on an 18ft, Center Console, saltwater boat with 90HP outboard. The boat performed well before the install, and even better after. Hole shot was quicker and much "flatter". WOT speed, as measured by GPS, also increased by 3 knots. But, where I notice the greatest difference is being able to stay on plane at lower speeds. Another important difference is how easy it is to steer a straight course at trolling speeds. Before, she would wander a lot. I did do something on both installs that I would suggest to anyone installing these. I replaced the nylon bolts and clevis pins with stainless bolts and fiberlock nuts that I bought at Lowes. Previous reviews I had read about the Smart Tab SX product indicated that the nylon hardware would sometimes fail. So rather than take the chance, I went ahead and replaced all the nylon hardware with stainless. So far, I have not experienced a failure of any kind with either set. All things considered, my boat is now a much more pleasant one to drive. I can easily recommend Smart Tab SXs to anyone looking for basic, set and forget, trim tab performance.
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    Smart Tabs transome fit
    by Chris from Shady Side, Maryland on October 02, 2012
    The mounting brackets for the tabs are too wide and will not mount flush anywhere on my transome. Unfortunately, I ordered them on-line and was not aware of this until after I opened the package. Perhaps some dimensional data on the bracket size would have helped prior to sale.
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    Smart Tabs SX
    by Jason from S. International Falls, Minnesota on August 28, 2012
    Very easy too install, boat no longer porpoises, can't go wrong for the money
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    Works GREAT!
    by James from Macclenny, Florida on May 11, 2012
    I own a 19 ft Glastron GT185 with the 3.0L engine. The smart tabs make my boat get on a plane super fast and stay on a plane while going super slow. My boat will even get on a plane with 3 kids in the back and none on the bow!!! What is even better, the front of the boat barely comes up when you go full throttle!!! I love these things!! They were also very easy to install.
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    Installation not so easy
    by Roger from Rockland, Ontario on May 07, 2012
    Products is good, but they fail to show in their videos is the difficult installation on Aluminum boats with fish finders, swim latters etc.
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    smart trim tabs
    by Mark from Coquitlam, British Columbia on October 14, 2011
    I personally have not yet got the boat on the water but great reviews from my brother inlaw he purchased the same thing and says it runs the boat a lot better the ride is not so bumpy now. Hope this helps out with the review.
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    Works great
    by Roland from Monticello, New York on July 12, 2011
    These work just as advertised. I installed these on an 18' Bayliner, planing time is significantly decreased and stability in choppy water is noticeably better. i dont know about the gas claim, I dont pay attention to that but everything else is awesome.
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    They work on my Stingray 185
    by David from Lakeville, New York on July 12, 2011
    I mounted them closer to the out drive then recommended because of interference from the swim platform but they still perform well. They do change the wake pattern which might effect skiing as a result of the mounting position.
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    Works great!!
    by Kenneth from Sapulpa, Oklahoma on May 31, 2011
    Installed on Rinker 182 with 4.3l v6. Faster on plane times, lower on plane speed, eliminates porpoising, significantly reduces bow rise, top speed has increased as well. Well worth the money and solved all of my issues. Still need to fine tune for best performance, but is great right out of the box.
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    Best Bang for Your Boating Buck
    by a Customer on October 27, 2010
    I have a very stern-heavy boat -- Starcraft 15-foot Deck Boat -- with 400-lb motor, 200-lb operator, battery and gas all at or near the stern. Before installing these tabs, getting up on a plane was a laborious process requiring lots of power. Now it's a breeze. Time to plane is faster rpm to plane is lower rpm to maintain plane is lower. The ride is enormously improved -- chop is smoothed out and porpoising eliminated. Nauticus claims 15% faster acceleration, 50% less bow lift, 10% more speed and 11% better fuel economy. Except for fuel economy, which I didn't measure, all these claims were accurate. Installation instructions are clear and simple. I can't recommend these tabs too strongly. They are the biggest bang for my boating buck that I have spent in a long time.
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    I'm stoked!!!
    by Carlos from Deltona, Florida on April 17, 2010
    These tabs work unbelievably. I installed them on a Chaparral 185 SST and now the boat rides like a 24 footer! It glides over 2'-4' chop at 48 M.P.H. without chime walking or bouncing! Crossing boat wake is no longer an issue, it will plane out at 15-18 M.P.H. at quarter throttle and I picked up a couple M.P.H.. What's not to love? Kudos to Nauticus for a great product!
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    Review for SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 15' - 19' FT and 60-150 HP - Nauticus
    by a Customer on August 06, 2009
    Very easy to install and working as advertised in every aspect. I have not adjusted these at all and have used them now for two seasons.
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    Is that SX-9510-60BL should be a good choice for Lowe Jon Frontier 1860 ( 600 pds ) Merc 60hp 4stroke ( 260 pds ) myself 250 pds 10 gal fuel 3 batteries ( 200 pds ) electric motor and friend ? Or that 40BL will be enough?
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