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Old 07-01-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 Maxum 1900sc, I was thinking about adding Nautilus (I think) trim tabs. They are the kind that has a large strut holding down the metal plane. So no hydraulics are used, any thoughts?
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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go with the bennet trim tabs...much more functional...

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Agree with the Bennett call. Plus, with the Bennett tabs you can easily add on their Auto Tab Control (ATC3000) which will automatically addjust the tabs to compensate for shifting weight and sea conditions. I just installed one on my 3200SCR and it works great.
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I recently put the SmartTabs on my 1900 SR2.... I am very please with the performance after installation. Prior to install, the boat was slow to plane, had a horrible "chine walking" problem, and skipped around a lot in tight cornering... after installation, all of those issues disappeared. I trust SeaPuppy's advice, as I have been reading and following in for quite some time, but in my case was hestitant to install hydraulic or electric tabs in my situation as they can be quite dangerous if improperly used on such a small craft. Plus the price of the SmartTabs was substantially less... just my two cents
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thanks for the vote of confidence!!....greatly appreciated....

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Hello,

I have just bought a Maxum 2500 SCR, l have a Mariah 182 bowrider with a 3 litre inboard as well, last month l installed trim tabs on the Mariah, they are excellent, on an 18 1/2 foot boat they really help her onto the plane and the handling is perfect with no wanderring on chin wag, the cornering is very good as well, only "problem" you may have is the flatter wake behind your boat, they are useless if you want to wakeboard as the wake is almost flat! Otherwise, they are very good. They took about an hour to install, remember and use plenty of marine grade silicone for each hole.

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