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....
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Thread: Surf Tabs :)
09-04-2013, 09:39 PM #1
Surf Tabs :)2002 Moomba Outback LSV
09-05-2013, 01:43 AM #2
Very curious how/where you're going to mount them. Standing by!!!Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
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
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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
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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
09-06-2013, 10:38 AM #7
Automatic tabs wouldn't be ideal for our boats at all, especially if you want to surf, as they're designed to keep the boat level. We want the boat to LEAN.
Bennett or Lenco tabs would be interesting to try. I had the Bennet's on my old crusier and you could definitely lean the boat or compensate for lean with them. It may be even better to mount them sideways, a la Malibu's system. Perhaps a trade off between the two...mount them at 45°....I'd want to practice with a non-permanent mock-up first, though....2004 Moomba Mobius LS
09-06-2013, 10:56 AM #8
Yea, I've seen the Malibu surf gate and that thought did cross my mind w/ these.... But I'm looking to adjust the lean of the boat for normal driving and I'm not sure mounting them at a 45 would do much good for that. I'm hoping to follow the normal contour of the hull and that this install helps w/ normal lean and allows me to fine tune my surf wake.... Similar to Mastercraft surf tabs.2002 Moomba Outback LSV
09-06-2013, 11:12 AM #9
You need to take pics of the surf wake before and after the install as I am sure a lot of people, including myself, would like to see if it improves the wake even further than the lean you get from ballast applied to one side.
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