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Old 07-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Smarts tabs sx who's got em?

Anybody have the Smart tabs on their boat? Specifically on any 17-22' boat? I am thinking of getting a set but wondered if anybody who has them and may have installed them personally can give some input on them. I currently have one of those sterndrive mounted fins, but it makes the boat roll on the side when trimed down and turning sharpe. I have read reviews on them and they look pretty good.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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I am installing mine tonight on my 1900 SR. I'll tell you how they work after this weekend.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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I am installing mine tonight on my 1900 SR. I'll tell you how they work after this weekend.
Sweet! The video made it look pretty simple for installation. Good luck and keep me posted. I have the same size boat so I will definetly be waiting to here from you.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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I helped a buddy install them on his 2300 last year. It made a huge difference in both getting on plane and the ability to stay on 'step' at lower speeds. Practically zero bow rise now; without the tabs you pretty much had to stand up to see where you were going till she finally climbed on plane.
I'd be surprised if you didn't just love them.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:48 AM   #5
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Got them installed and I am very happy. It was painful to drill 16 holes below the waterline, so I hope the performance increase is worth it. I'll keep you posted on how she performs. I installed the 80# tabs.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:11 AM   #6
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The hole drilling had me a bit worried too! They look good. Quick question, does the ladder hit the tab when deployed all the way out? Mine is similar to yours and I am wondering if it would hit the tab.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:14 AM   #7
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I helped a buddy install them on his 2300 last year. It made a huge difference in both getting on plane and the ability to stay on 'step' at lower speeds. Practically zero bow rise now; without the tabs you pretty much had to stand up to see where you were going till she finally climbed on plane.
I'd be surprised if you didn't just love them.
Good luck.
I can relate to the bow rise. I generaly take a boat load of people when I go so the added weight makes it worse. Thanks for the info.
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No problem hitting the ladder. There is plenty of room.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #9
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Good. Let me know how they do, and if you recommend them after your test run. I think I am sold, unless you have some complaint after the test.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #10
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Well, I have an 1800MX and they don't fit, so I will have to try and call MFGR tomorrow to get the non sx type (stainless model) so they can be screwed to the bottom of the aft deck as the transom is not high enough for them to fit. I had ordered them for the holiday weekend so it was a bit of a disappointment.
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