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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

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Smart Tabs SX - 13' to 15' Boat - 30 to 40hp 9122706 SX9510-30BL
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$129.99

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Smart Tabs SX - 12' to 16' Boat - 40 to 80hp 9122714 SX9510-40BL
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$129.99

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Smart Tabs SX - 15' to 18' Boat - 60 to 150 hp 9122722 SX9510-60BL
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$129.99

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Smart Tabs SX - 18' to 22' Boat - 150 to 240 hp 9122730 SX9510-80BL
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$129.99

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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
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (16)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (16)
  • Large boats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Advanced (8), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Improvement

My 18' Trophy had problem with the boat slapping down when move through choppy sea's (Chesapeake Bay) to the point of being intorable at any planing speed. No amount of engine trim...Read complete review

My 18' Trophy had problem with the boat slapping down when move through choppy sea's (Chesapeake Bay) to the point of being intorable at any planing speed. No amount of engine trim (135hp Merc) would solve the problem. I always felt that the boat was stern heavy with both engine and fuel in the reat.

These tabs worked great. I can now move with speed through the chop in relative compfort

Great improvement

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great product no customer service

I installed these on one of our 17ft skiffs powered with a 90 horse an they worked great for the first five trips the boat would almost be on plane the whole time with very...Read complete review

I installed these on one of our 17ft skiffs powered with a 90 horse an they worked great for the first five trips the boat would almost be on plane the whole time with very little bow rise even at very slow speed.On the sixth trip I took some employees out for a little red fishing we were in a glassy back bayou when the boat became very unstable I had to come to a full stop. Upon inspection we found that one of the actuators had failed I went back to west marine and was told[...] to contact Nauticus four phone calls with no answer and a e-mail that has gone unanswered that my fellow boaters I call very bad customer service...

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

AWESOME

By ?

from pgh

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

    Just installed on a 24 ft cuddy cabin with v8. Wasn't sure what to expect because nothing that I ever buy does exactly what it is supposed to,until I bought and installed these!! My boat was horrible getting onto plane and bow rise was insane. Put these on and there is a million times difference in both! I am serious when I say that these things work incredibly on my boat! I hope they last!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Amazing tabs

    By Rog

    from Miami

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

      My boat is running much better with these tabs, I love the fact I don't need to run any wires trough transom.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Smart Trim Tabs

      By Swampy

      from Grand Bay , Al

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Smart Tabs SX Performance Plus Composite Trim Tabs:

        The Smart Tabs were very easy to install. I have a Tracker Grizzly 1448 with a 25hp Mercury Four Stroke. I was able to move my tilt pin up two holes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (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 2 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.

            (2 of 2 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 2 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 2 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

                    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.

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