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Old 08-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Guys .. SMART TABS have arrived - but unfortunately for 3 of you the plate retractor brackets did not.

I am following up with Nauticus to get them ..

However what do you guys want to do ...

Argonaut 1 x sx9510-60 + pr500 retractor
Brit Rider 1 x sx9510-60 + pr500 retractor
Gazjen 1 x sx9510-60
Overfinch 1 x sx9510-80 + pr500 retractor

The fixing holes for plate retractor and standard plates do not match, so assume those wanting PR500 will not fit until the retrators arrive.

Gazjen ... as you were not having the retractor, do you want Smart tabs sent out to you now ?

Others ... do you want Tabs sent out now, or do you want Tabs held until retractors arrive - then all shipped together ?


Nauticus have agreed it was a warehouse issue - and are shipping the missing Retractor Plates to UK by UPS - should be here next week.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Send mine out together when the retractors arrive.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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I'd already paid to send mine and overfinch's together so I'll wait there's no rush
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:57 PM   #4
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Just fitted mine - went very well, they really are super easy to fit but I'd advise you get some imperial drill bits as no metric one really matched up very well... 5mm is a tad to big (but do-able), whilst 4.5 is too small.

Evryones tabs are shipping out tomorrow. 8)
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:30 PM   #5
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Have a full set of imperial drill bits .. so no problem there .... so what was the improvement, as good as they say ?
Even bougt 3M 4200 in readiness.

Moving the tie down strap position is the hardest issue for me ... but having some bolt on brackets made, being galvanized tomorrow, will attach these with 10mm U bolts to cross-member and allow me to move straps to clear the Smart Tabs.

So how did it go, did it spoil the wake at all ? ... and if so did operating the retractors recover things ?
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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Doesn't the wake just dissapear because the tabs have picked the back of the boat up hence less water displacement?
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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Not tested yet.... going out tomorrow so will report back.

My tie downs clear comfortably.... not an issue at all.

Didn't bother to fit the retractors in the end... they'd be pretty inaccessible without swimming down to them or trailering the boat so decided it wasn't worth it. Would rather just remove the things or set them on super soft if they cause an issue.

Will do some testing tomorrow and let you know what setting works out best, I have a few props to try also... reckon I'll be able ot go back to a 21-23" with a little luck... but who knows!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:33 AM   #8
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It should be softened, so less pronounced peaks on either side ... but would certainly not disappear.
...but be good to know the results in practise.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:46 AM   #9
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Yea I ment less wake rarther than no wake


Thanks again guys for sorting this group buy, you have saved us quite a bit of money between you. I'll buy you a beer when I start on my tour of the british coast with my boat
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:38 AM   #10
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make it a good day and I'll have a Magners over ice :-)
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #11
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Pint of gin and tonic for me please

Not a problem at all Gaz - happy to help just as much now as in the future. Boatings bloody expensive so anyway we can club together and save a few quid is a good idea in my book!

Am fitting my new heater this eve (well not anymore... run out of daylight!) and possibly expanding the sound system tomorrow.

Boatings now been put back to Wednesday.... :roll:
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #12
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whats the heater for?

I'm looking for my new toy now to tow my boat with a Chevy Astro. see i'm keeping with the American theme
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:50 AM   #13
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To blow toasty hot air all over me

Its just takes heat from the engine and pumps it wherever you want. makes a surprisingly large difference. I woudl never have believed it until I had one in my last boat... now I won't roll without out.

For £380'ish quid (Cheaper to you guys cos I'm a nice guy :wink: ) its a worth while investment.

Plus, unlike most boats, I found a super stealth place to hide the heater core so it'll be totally hidden and tucked away. Finishing off this morning....
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