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Old 01-05-2017, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by lwb View Post
I know you guys have spent decades on these boards and are well respected.. but i still think most boats are trying to do more with minimum horse power.. If the motor was down it would not be trying to climb up to that next strake. and fall back down.

or buy 50 hp and add to the engine that would hold it up there.
LOL BBPress forums haven't been around for decades...

Anyways, did the OP ever figure out the issue? Did Lencos solve the problem?
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:40 AM
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Smart Tabs was the best investment I ever put into the 196ssi I owned previously. It too would porpoise over even minor chop and I would need to get above 15 mph to begin to get on plane which was too fast for the kids kneeboarding.
They drastically changed the way the boat handled and even allowed me to be on plane when putting around sight seeing.
I would highly recommend them and you can't go wrong for the price.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:09 AM
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I have used smart tabs on a number of smaller boats, (19' and less) and they always did their job very well.

In particular, they changed my 170 Aquasport from a rough rider, to an amazingly smooth fishing machine.

Not sure why all the hate. Maybe they did not size or adjust them right, or were expecting the same functionality as adjustable tabs.

Either way, they have performed very well for me on smaller boats. Never tried it on anything big.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:22 AM
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I've been having the same issues on my cobia 196 since installing a t-top. What is involved in installing the smart trim tables myself?
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jbnport View Post
What is involved in installing the smart trim tables myself?
A drill and some 5200 sealant.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:11 PM
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I believe he went with the Bennett Bolt tabs.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:26 PM
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Yep - I went with the Bennett bolt's and am glad I did.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:31 AM
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Yep - I went with the Bennett bolt's and am glad I did.
What size tabs did you go for?
Thanks for the tip on the trolling motor, I ordered the 80lb ultera
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Brunny23 View Post
What size tabs did you go for?
Thanks for the tip on the trolling motor, I ordered the 80lb ultera
Smallest they offer in the electric bolt's. 12x9
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:11 AM
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We also offer a 12" side to side x 4" fore to aft for boats with transom ladders.

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