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NAUTICUSSmart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs

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Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs

The NEW SX series incoporates all of the fully automatic features of popular SMART TABS, in addition to the rust and corrosion free durability of molded compsite materials. Benefits include improving fuel economy by 11%, reducing bow rise by 40%, and lowering on-plane speed by 35%, great for tubing. Eliminate porpoising and chine walking, and achieve improved handling and smoother ride in any water. Thermo Molded Copolymer Composite material provides superior strength and resilience for any rough water situation. Tracking Ribs have been added to improve handling at higher speeds. Rust and corrosion are also eliminated so there is no need for anodes.

Assembly can be completed in seconds and the installation in a few minutes. The only tools required are a drill with a 3/16" bit and a phillips screw driver.

- Boat Size -
13' to 15'
12' to 14'
14' to 16'
15' to 17'
16' to 18'
18' to 22'
- Horsepower -
30-40hp
40-50hp
50-80hp
60-100hp
60-150hp
150-240hp
- Engine Type -
2 Stroke
4 Stroke
2 Stroke
4 Stroke
2 Stroke (4-6 cyl I/O)
2 or 4 Stroke (V8 I/O)
- Model -
9122706
9122714

9122722

9122730
- NTCUS# -
SX9510-30BL
SX9510-40BL

SX951060BL

SX9510-890BL
- ShWt -
3.5
2.4

2.8

2.7

Nauticus Trim Tab Selector

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Smart Tabs SX - 13' to 15' Boat - 30 to 40hp 9122706 SX9510-30BL
In stock online.

$129.99

Smart Tabs SX - 12' to 16' Boat - 40 to 80hp 9122714 SX9510-40BL
In stock online.

$129.99

Smart Tabs SX - 15' to 18' Boat - 60 to 150 hp 9122722 SX9510-60BL
Ships when available.

$129.99

Smart Tabs SX - 18' to 22' Boat - 150 to 240 hp 9122730 SX9510-80BL
Ships when available.

$129.99

Product Description

The NEW SX series incoporates all of the fully automatic features of popular SMART TABS, in addition to the rust and corrosion free durability of molded compsite materials. Benefits include improving fuel economy by 11%, reducing bow rise by 40%, and lowering on-plane speed by 35%, great for tubing. Eliminate porpoising and chine walking, and achieve improved handling and smoother ride in any water. Thermo Molded Copolymer Composite material provides superior strength and resilience for any rough water situation. Tracking Ribs have been added to improve handling at higher speeds. Rust and corrosion are also eliminated so there is no need for anodes.

Assembly can be completed in seconds and the installation in a few minutes. The only tools required are a drill with a 3/16" bit and a phillips screw driver.

- Boat Size -
13' to 15'
12' to 14'
14' to 16'
15' to 17'
16' to 18'
18' to 22'
- Horsepower -
30-40hp
40-50hp
50-80hp
60-100hp
60-150hp
150-240hp
- Engine Type -
2 Stroke
4 Stroke
2 Stroke
4 Stroke
2 Stroke (4-6 cyl I/O)
2 or 4 Stroke (V8 I/O)
- Model -
9122706
9122714

9122722

9122730
- NTCUS# -
SX9510-30BL
SX9510-40BL

SX951060BL

SX9510-890BL
- ShWt -
3.5
2.4

2.8

2.7

Nauticus Trim Tab Selector

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NauticusSmart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (16)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (14)
    • Large boats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Advanced (7), Professional (3)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    works well - needs to be retractable

    By sail and power

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Performance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

      Put a pair on my 13 ft Whaler, they make a huge difference in ease of planing and supporting the extra weight of a 4-stroke motor and getting proper engine trim, so they do work as advertsied. Main drawback is that, for anyone who trailers or beaches the boat, they are not easily retractable (you would have to get in the water and unscrew a plastic bolt, then tie it up to something) so are subject to damage. The design really should be retractable from the boat, most boats are trailered, beached, or forklifted at least once a season, so you want to be able to get them out of harm's way by reaching over the transom, not going for a swim.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great trim tab

      By Joebe

      from Larkspur Co

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Reliable
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Personal Crafts

        Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

        Had an adjustable system that gave me fits, these tabs work flawlessly, took me 20 minutes to install on my older boat performed well beyond my expectations. I own a 18 foot 34 year old boat that weighs over 2500 lbs with a V-8. If you want a trim tab that requires nothing other than an install that works as advertised you need this one.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NICE PRODUCT

        By Jim

        from East Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

            Much improvement in reaching plane with my boat (16.5' deep V aluminum with 90 HP Mercury). I used a hydrofoil previously but the trim tabs were much better. (I had to remove the hydrofoil as it interfered with the trim tabs operation.) Have to be careful that skiers entering from the water do not use the tabs as steps to enter the boat. Very pleased with this product.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Safe and Sound!

            By Fred

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Better Handling
            • Easy Installation
            • Increased Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

              I purchased an 18' ski boat and had issues with the bow rising during starts and the boat launching when I would cross a wake from other boats. After installing the Smart Tabs, all of those issues went away. Pulling a skier out of the water is great! The bow stays down and the boat stays smooth while crossing the wake from other boats. It really give myself and my wife a kids a great sense of safety while riding in the boat! You will love how your boat will handle once you install the Smart Tab SX system. Thanks!!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Poor directions

              By 225drb

              from Chesapeake VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Look Good Inexpensive

              Cons

              • Confusing Directions
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                This is a review of the installation process, I have not been on the water yet.
                Confusing direction. The directions that came with the SX Tabs did not have anything about where to mount the trim tabs. Found several videos on where the tabs should be mounted. Videos were very helpful and easy to understand.
                However each video had different locations to mount the tabs. One said to mount the tabs 10" from the side off the boat, another it was 3" and a third was 5". When mounting the tab to its bracket, there is not any room for the plastic bolt to be put in with out having it rub on the back of the tab. The push pin is very had to put in I had to use pliers.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                smart tabs sx

                By Bobby

                from Modesto, Ca.

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Performance

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                really helps control bow rise, but turning suffers, the trim tabs seem to divert the water away from the outdrive while turning and boat looses power while turning.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Huge improvement!!

                By Oldrustydodge

                from Big Pine Key

                About Me Beginner

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                      Work awesome! Getting on plane was cut in half! My only complaint is that after a year in the watter one of the gas shocks failed. They're not sealed verry well from the salt watter. A replacement shock is less than $40. so not a big hit. All in all... a worthwhile investment.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Poduct

                      By Seahound

                      from Clearwater, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                        I have an 18' Aluminum center console with a 140hp engine so you can imagine the amount of bow rise I get out of the hole not to mention the porpoising at speed. After the installation of smart tabs all problems are resolved. I recommend this product to anyone with similar issues.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        amazing

                        By llight

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Advanced

                        Pros

                        • Good Performance
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Boats
                          • Small Boats

                          Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                          My 191FS is like a new boat. NO BOW RISE AT ALL. Always thought my F115 yam was just a bit too small but now it is great. Up on plane in a flash and no more porpusing. If you are thinking about trim tabs or hydrafoil this will be the best [$] you will spend on the water.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          delivered on time and ezey to install.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fully Met Expectations... and then some

                          By SBB

                          from Rocky Point, NC

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

                              I built a 16' skiff and put a 50 hp Yamaha 2-stroke on it. When I would advance the throttle, the bow would point up in the air, and when it finally did plane-off, it would porpoise terribly. I installed these tab one afternoon in about an hour, and ran the boat the next day. I was very plesantly surprised. The boat now jumps right on plane without the bow riseing more than a few inches. I have the setting on the least force position, so I probably could have gotten the smaller unit. I got the -60 model. I originally ordered from a storefront on [@], but after a week they still hadn't shipped, so my local West Marine store got them for me in about 3 days at the same price.

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