Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
On an 18 foot boat they seriously reduced the wake form the prop, so much so that if l were a wake boarder, l would not be impressed, ...
So if you do not require a wake smart tabs are the way to go.
2 things here - we may be able to save any postage costs to teh UK - so that will make a big difference to end price.
Secondly been discussing with guys on other forums ... and after reading a couple of posts on 'reversing the pro troller' called John the manufacturer.
At the point the damper reaches the transom, instead on there being just the swivel, there is a 'Pro Troller clip - that simply by the operation of a latch allows Tabs to be locked 'down' this is for fishermen who want really low speeds.
By fitting this switch upside down .. you can lock Tabs 'up' ... so if you are not a 100% flat out competition wakeboarder, (I'll admit I don't have a pony tail, wear a baseball cap back to front, and call people dude)
.. you can run SMART TABS as normal, and then flick the catch putting SMART TABS out of the way on the odd times you want maximum wake.
Would seem ideal - that you can have all the benefits for quicker to plane, lower plane speed, better acceleration, better top end, better MPG, and at a flick of a switch also get full wake when you need it.
Don't forget if you are in the UK and interested in getting these - drop me a mail