Seeing as everyone that rides on my boat NEVER wants to ride in the bow...I decided to install smart tabs to help with bow rise during acceleration. I have yet to field test however I am pretty excited for this weekend.
I had to mount them a little closer to the outdrive than the recommended 3-5" from the outer edge of the boat as the transom on the 1800 has a recess for the swim ladder and the mounting plate wouldnt sit flat/flush. You can actually see a shadow of the two angles that have been molded into the fiberglass in the first picture. I called Nauticus before installing and they advised that the mounting plate should be completely flat and not span any type of gap or dip in the transom.
Some crappy pics to give you an idea.