There is no doubt that SMART TABS solve problems, but this simple fully automatic trim and stabilizer system offers improvements for small craft well beyond normal expectations. Improvements in acceleration, bow angle, ride and handling, top speed, and even fuel economy are documented by OEM builders, by numerous national and international magazine tests, and most important, hundreds of consumer testimonials. Over the years and after selling thousands of sets to satisfied customers our confidence has grown to the point that we assure customer satisfaction with a ‘money back performance guarantee'
How do they work?
First, it is important to understand that trim tabs become an extension of the boat’s running surface, and therefore change the performance and handling characteristics as they adjust. This happens automatically with SMART TABS because they react to the water pressure, boat speed, and payload.
At slow speeds they deploy downward which increases stern lift, keeping the boat more level and allowing it to plane easier at much slower speeds. At cruising speeds they are pushed up by the water pressure, but remain under a load creating ride control like shock absorbers. No need to worry about tab position when pulling a tube, wake board, or skier. Just use the boat and enjoy the benefits.
The NEW SX series incorporates all of the fully automatic features of our popular SMART TABS, in addition to the rust and corrosion free benefits of molded composite materials. Assembly can be completed in seconds and the installation in a few minutes. The only tools required are a drill with a 3/16" bit and a phillips screw driver. SMART TABS SX provide un-equaled performance and durability with no maintenance in fresh or salt water. The system can be specifically tuned to maximize the performance of any power boat, and TRACKING RIBS have been added to improve handling at higher speeds.
The patented SMART TABS are a one of a kind trim and stabilizer system that automatically adjusts to the sea conditions, without the need for expensive electric or hydraulic hardware and switches. The system constantly reacts to the water conditions, boat speed, and balance providing a remarkable improvement on any boat.
- 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% +)
Assembly & Installation In Minutes
- Complete assembly and mounting requires only a drill, a 3/16" bit, and a phillips screw driver
- The Integral design eliminates the need for wrenches
- All components "lock" together with self locking clevis pins
Optional Accessory - Retracting Kit PR500
- These rotating levers can be fitted at the top end of the gas actuator instead of the transom brackets allowing the tabs to be locked up out of the way when beaching or trailering.
Smart Tabs Selection Guide Boat Type Boat Length (m) Motor Power Motor Type Smart Tab Ribs, Bay, Bow Rider, Ski 3.9~4.6 30~40HP 2 stroke SX9510-30 3.7~4.3 40~50HP 4 stroke SX9510-40 4.3~4.9 50~80HP 2 stroke Ribs, Bay, Bow Rider, Ski, Rescue, Day Cruisers 4.6~5.2+ 60~100HP 4 stroke SX9510-60 4.9~5.5+ 60~100HP 2 stroke 7~8 150~190HP 4 stroke SX9510-70 7~8 175~220HP 2 stroke 7~8 200~250HP 4 stroke SX9510-90 7~8 220~250HP 2 stroke 7~8 8cyl 2 stroke 5.5~6.7 150~240HP Inboard/Outboard SX9510-80 4.9~5.5+ 4/6cyl Inboard/Outboard SX9510-60 5.5-6.7 V8 Inboard/Outboard SX9510-80
- Delivery info
Where products are in stock you should expect delivery within 3 working days. For next day delivery the cut-off time is 2pm. Orders received after 2pm will be despatched the following day for delivery the day after.
Delivery for Chart Art is 10 working days.
Returns during the Christmas period. We will accept the return of any product (excluding custom made products such as rope, rigging, sails or canvas work, or audio or video recordings or computer software which has been unsealed by you) up to January 31 2015. Please download our returns form (PDF).
If goods are not in stock and delivery is going to be longer than 30 days Storrar Marine Ltd will contact you to discuss options. Storrar Marine Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you through any reasonable or unavoidable delay in delivery.
We charge strictly at cost for delivery, however for orders over £100, delivery is free to UK addresses.* Free delivery will be applied to the cart at the checkout payment stage (if applicable).
If delivery is to the UK mainland, excluding the Scottish Highlands, charges are
>1 <2 £6.99
>2 <10 £7.99
>10 <20 £9.99
>20 <30 £15.99
>30 <40 £39.99
Oversize items £59.99
*Free UK delivery is restricted to England, Wales and Lowland Scotland. It does not include Northern Scotland, or Islands or Northern Ireland. Restricted to maximum 30kg and 1.5m in length, it does not apply to bulky products; dinghies, outboards, or hazardous products; liferafts, or pyrotechnics (Flares). Free delivery is for a single complete shipment of an order.
Extra charges apply for next day deliveries and Saturday deliveries, and deliveries to Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland. If you are fortunate enough to be in the Channel Islands, please use Jersey or Guernsey as the country to get the ex-VAT figures.
Small, but valuable items such as Electronic Charts are charged at the £6.99 rate as we usually send by courier so they can be tracked. Rolled up Admiralty charts are £4.99, but Admiralty folios are packed flat and too large to go by post and are £6.99.
Delivery charges may be changed without notice. Any overcharge of delivery cost will be refunded.
We cannot predict the cost to ship hazardous materials outside of UK. If your purchase includes a gas inflating lifejacket we can send it overseas only by first removing the gas bottle. You will have to find a local source to replace this bottle for the lifejacket to function. We cannot send re-arm kits overseas.
We cannot send other hazardous goods including liferafts, paint and antifouling overseas without first getting a special delivery quotation. After all these hurdles we put up, please do not be alarmed - if you need a liferaft delivered to the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, simply contact us for a quote. You can be confident our delivered price will still be better than local sourcing.
For delivery outside the EC, you must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. You will be responsible for payment of any import duties and taxes. The importation or exportation of certain types of goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. Storrar Marine Ltd make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.
The majority of our deliveries need to be signed for, therefore we would recommend using a delivery address where somebody will be around to do this during normal working hours. ie your office or place of work.
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- What an improvement!!
Just to let you know I have fitted the Smart Tabs to my Yamarin 59HT / Yamaha 115hp boat. What an improvement!! Virtually eliminated bow lift, faster on to the plane, lower planing speed, more stable at all speeds.
I operate in the Solent and "Solent chop" (small waves in all directions) has made passages quite uncomfortable. The Smart Tabs have clearly improved the boats ability to deal with this and so extended my window of comfortable trips.
One very pleased customer.
Colin W. Brown
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