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    Default 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....

    Stay tuned,

    Mark
    2002 Moomba Outback LSV

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    Very curious how/where you're going to mount them. Standing by!!!
    2001 MobiusV

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    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!
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCSUmoomba View Post
    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.
    I share your comment about our hulls being super sensitive to weight. I find myself all the time telling people to move around. I have also thought about putting auto tabs on it but am a little nervous. I had them on my 21' sterndrive and when deployed, they could bury the bow (cabin cruiser) more than you could imagine. I could see that going very wrong in a DD. I already take water over the bow on regular occasions without ballast.

    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.
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    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

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    Default Surf Tabs :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 86century View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but do you deploy the plate on the non surf side.
    Yes, that's how it works.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    alrighty then.

    Guess I need to see this work in person.
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    Default 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
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    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

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