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Thread: Surf Tabs :)
09-04-2013, 09:39 PM #1
Surf Tabs :)
Just ordered a set of Lenco surf tabs (aka trim tabs) for my 2002 Outback LSV. My boat leans a little to one side depending on where my passengers sit. Figured these would be an easy way to adjust that plus I heard they can be used to help shape the wake for surfing. I know these are not going to make the wake bigger but I like adjustment!
I got a great deal on the kit (edge mount 12" x 9" model 15015-101) and ordered the LED indicator switch kit as well.
I'll post pics of the install and pics of the wave with and without the tabs activated....
Mark2002 Moomba Outback LSV
09-05-2013, 01:43 AM #2
Very curious how/where you're going to mount them. Standing by!!!I do all my own stunts
2001 MobiusV - Slightly Modified...
09-05-2013, 08:31 AM #3
Me too! I have a Comp with the same issue. Basically the same hull. I would definately like to see pics and hear about your results!Goode Nano Mid Ride and Powershell 5 Boots
Ronix Parks Bonifay and Hyperlite Bindings
Liquid Force Watson and Watson Bindings
Liquid Force 5.0 Surf
09-05-2013, 11:07 PM #4
I have been wondering about this for years. My Outback is crazy sensitive to weight. I was thinking about trying out the Nauticus Smart Tabs on mine so they would be automatic. I talked to the company a while back about it, but they had never done them on an inboard before.Brian Roberts
2001 Outback DD
09-06-2013, 10:14 AM #5
If you did put in an auto system I would think it would be beneficial to be able to override it and turn it off.2000 Outback LS
310 Carb Direct Drive
Too many hours restoring exterior from prior negligence to count!
09-06-2013, 10:20 AM #6
The tab system that I'm installing is not automated. It is a manually controlled by a LED dual switch so you adjust them exactly as you like depending on passenger load or activity (ski, wake surfing or boarding).
My tabs should be in early next week!2002 Moomba Outback LSV
09-10-2013, 09:38 PM #7
09-10-2013, 10:47 PM #8
Guess I need to see this work in person.2000 Möbius V
Indmar assault 5.7mpi
Perfect pass stargazer wake
Oj 445 will be replaced soon
1100#on each side of the eng ,800 in ski locker
09-11-2013, 12:25 AM #9
Surf Tabs :)
There are some good vids on the Malibu site and Vimeo. If I remember correctly, the basic premise is that the gate changes the point of convergence of the wake as it comes off the boat. The off side gets pushed further back.Drew
2015 Supra SG
09-11-2013, 02:17 AM #10Senior Member
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- May 2013
forgive me for high jacking the thread.... prior to building them I was running 750 in the surf rear compartment, 750 on the surf side floor and 1100 in the playpen compartment @11mph. Now I run 750 on the surf side rear compartment, 350 on the non surf side rear compartment and 9.8mph on the goofy side, 10.5 on the regular side. This gives no noticeable lean. The gate isn't noticeable to handling until you get to about idle then it won't turn sharp against the gate. Ive had a noticeable savings in fuel due to the lower speed and weight. Also I like the idea of no lean with regards to oil delivery.
This is my build thread on the Supra forum.http:// http://www.supraboats.com/bb...urf-Gate-Build