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In 1999 when our patent (United States Patent Number: 6,095,077) was issued we said it
was The Simple Solution! Today we know SMART TABS are much more than a solution to
poor handling and performance issues. As one boat builder says, they make a good boat better!
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 the consumers desires
and expectations. Improvements in acceleration, bow angle (hole Shot),
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 boats 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.
SMART TABS use a nitrogen gas actuator to hold the plates down during acceleration and provide lift to
the stern. The plate size and actuator resistance (pressure) are determined by the boat size and horsepower
at the time of installation. Even after installation the SMART TABS system can be tuned to the specific
boat or the consumers preference.
All of this is done without the need for electric or hydraulic connection, feed holes, or manual switches.
A few common tools are all it takes to do the installation in an hour or less.
The original SMART TABS use time tested marine grade stainless steel for durability
and performance. They are ideal for use on vessels from 10' to 22'. This flexible
component design provides maximum versatility in installation, even on many
contoured transoms. Actuators are sealed in chemical and ultraviolet resistant
EDPM rubber boots for extended life.
SMART TABS are easily installed on most aluminum, wood, or fiberglass
transoms in less than an hour. All trim tab components, mounting hardware, sealant
materials, templates, and installation instructions are included in every kit. As always,
easily replaceable sacrificial anodes should be used in prolonged saltwater applications.
This system was first designed for use by the US Navy on smaller
search and rescue craft such as Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs).
The goal was to provide increased payload performance
and range without the need for pilot interface.
The larger heavier plates (16"x 10") with dual actuators
are designed to withstand loads from 6500 Lb. to 8500 Lb. on
vessels from 23' to 30'. The dual actuators create twice the reactive dampening
for a smoother ride even in rough seas. This system is ideal for low profile boats
with transom widths less than 10 feet (trailerable).
*Refer to the chart on back for specific applications.