SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 9-1/2" x 10", 13'-15' , 30-40hp 2-Stroke Outboard - Nauticus

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SX Smart Tabs Trim Tabs for Boat Length 9-1/2" x 10", 13'-15' , 30-40hp 2-Stroke Outboard - Nauticus
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Nauticus SX Smart Tabs
    APPLICATION Boat Type Boat Length Motor Size Motor Type Part Number Ribs, Flats & Bay, Bow Riders, Fish & Ski 13', 14', 15' 30 HP to 40 HP 2 Stroke …
    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.


    Warranty
    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.
    More work to install, negligible benefits compared to hydrofil
    by Keith from Port Alberni, British Columbia on July 28, 2013
    I have a small 13' aluminum hull shallow-vee RIB with a 35hp 3-cylinder Evinrude that I wanted to see if I could reduce the porpoising and wave handling. I purchased the smallest one using the selector tool as I have relatively small motor and very light boat. As I didn't want any stainless hardware reacting with the aluminum hull below the water line I mounted these to large aluminum plates (very stiff) and installed the retracting kit as well. I removed the Attwood Hydro-Stabilizer (bolt on hydrofoil to the anti-ventilation plate) and fixed up the empty bolt holes as directed. After installing (which took awhile as I wanted everything to be square/sealed/etc) I went through testing the five different settings on the Smart Tabs with each of the five different trim settings I have on the engine. Unfortunately with no setting was I able to reduce the porpoising over the hydrofoil alone, and even with the plates on minimum (or retracted) and the engine fully tucked in, I always have significant ventilation issues in corners without the hydrofoil. For getting to fishing holes it's not so important but cruising or water sports I can see it being quite significant. My time to plane is slightly higher, but I can hold plane at about 13mph vs 15mph. Efficiency isn't noticeable over 2 tanks (100L) but my top speed seems to be slightly less (1-2mph). They are always in contact with the water so I would imagine they have more drag at high speed than a hydrofoil that lifts out and runs dry at high speed. It seems like more work with both installing (which required me to move my transducer, speed and temperature sensor) and limits my mounting for an electric trolling motor. Also, I should be retracting them with putting it on the trailer and it's more likely to wear down if the seals go. I do see issues with the hydrofoil as well (damage to the anti-ventilation plate, holes in the engine to mount, force on the motor/transom which I personally think is negligible compared to the weight of the motor) but overall so far they seem better. I will try a larger anti-ventilation plate later. I could see them being beneficial on stern-heavy deep-vee boats that squat and have issues getting on plane, but for the small light boat I have, I don't think they're the best solution.
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