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    Default Surf Tabs?

    Anyone know how well these work and can you add them aftermarket. Sanger had them in 09 and MC has an x2 for 2010. looks like a decent idea to "cant" the boat to the surf side.

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    Since those "surf tabs" are nothing more than trim tabs I see no reason they would not work for varios reasons, I would love to see someone mount a set on a lsv and report on it. How cool would it to be able to run 1/2 the ballast and still get a great wave all from a plate, or run full ballast and get a tsunami big wave
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    ^^are you volunteering to lead the charge toward the tsunami wave?
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    I wish, but not now.
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    The cost of the trim tab is probably nothing compared to the price of installing them. I think the trim tab system is around $800-ish

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    Yo Da, I installed some Bennet Trim tabs, on a previous boat (I am sure that is what the "surf tabs" are). They were a pretty easy install and took about 2 hours. The first hour was spent measuring everything about twenty times before I drilled into the boat.

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    Figured you guys might like some photos of an install we just did. We installed the outside "surf" tabs and raised the swim platform about 2" (using spacers between brackets and platform) to get better clearance of the wake and for a better bracket location for the actuator.
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    Awesome, any soft water to give it a try out or are all the lakes still frozen over?

    Are the tabs in the way of the tie down straps?

    Did you have to raise the platform for the actuators to have room?

    Is that on a 02-05 LSV or a 06-08 Outback V ?
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    Dying to see the results. Hope you took a "before" pic of the surf wake.
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    Even the river is pretty full of ice yet! It was 50 degrees this week but only 18 today so ice out is still a ways out. The Tech installing the tabs owns a Supra Launch DD and installed a similar setup on it last year. I haven't ridden with him since the install but he thought they worked well for cleaning up and shaping the wake.

    I had to compress the images to get them to fit but the tie downs should not be affected but the lifting eye is an inch or two inside of the tab itself.

    Yes, that was the main reason we raised the platform, we felt the system would work a lot better with the actuators placed as they are. FWIW we still had to remove a bit of the platform on the side nearest the boat to get the right fit.

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