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smart tabs for 170
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posted 06-08-2004 09:56 PM ET (US)
anyone running smart tabs (automatic trim tab system) on there 170 ?
No wires, no hydraulics. Suppose to be really easy to install.
posted 06-09-2004 07:09 AM ET (US)
SMART TABS..no wires, no hydraulics...somewhat useless
thrown some of these in the trash before.
if you are trying to trim boat fore-to-aft..stick with
posted 06-09-2004 08:50 AM ET (US)
Whenever tabs are providing lift, they are creating drag. Real tabs can be set to provide neither when lift isn't needed, while "smart tabs" are always creating both. At low speeds it's applied to lift the boat stern, as speeds increase that goes away, and it's then applied to compress the springs. The springs wouldn't compress if there was no lift (and hence drag). Their advertising is misleading in this respect.
posted 06-10-2004 09:46 PM ET (US)
I second the sentiment that real trim tabs are better than these things. The Smart Tabs are not all that cheap and you get so-o-o much more with the real thing.
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