Nauticus® Smart Tabs™ SX
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- Smoother and faster acceleration (great for skiing)
- 40% less bow rise and 35% lower on plane speed (great for tubing)
- More top speed and no porpoising or chine walking
- Improves handling and smoother ride in any water
- Improved fuel economy (11%+)
- Molded composite material is rust-and corrosion-free
- Free demonstration and installation DVD included
From small boats to large crafts, the Smart Tabs SX automatic trim and stabilizer system provides unequaled performance with smoother and faster acceleration. The durable, maintenance-free Smart Tabs SX system improves fuel efficiency by up to 11%, while also improving handling by automatically adjusting to water pressure. At slow speeds, the Smart Tabs SX deploy downward to increase stern lift and keep the boat level, allowing the boat to plane easier and faster. At cruising speeds, Smart Tabs SX are pushed to a horizontal position but remain under load, creating ride control like shock absorbers.
Molded from rust- and corrosion-free composite materials, the easy-to-install Smart Tabs SX system uses a nitrogen gas actuator to hold the plates down during acceleration and provide lift to the stern. Plate size and pressure are determined by the boat size and horsepower at the time of installation. After installation, Smart Tabs SX can be tuned to your preference.
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Just looking to get the boat up on plane.
Cannot replace engine due to HP limited small lakes.
What model Smart Tab should I try?
A hydrofoil is an additional planing device as are Trim Tabs of any type. It is never a good idea to add two planing devices, especially those which can not or are not adjustable. Because the Hydrofoil is a fixed device it will lift the stern at an increasing rate as the speed increases. This in combination with trim tabs will drive the bow into the water creating handling problems such as listing to the left, laying over hard in turns, and bow steering (wandering).
Trim tabs are more effective since they start in a deployed position (angled down to get more lift sooner) and can be adjusted to the needs of the individual boat.
In short - do not use both.
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