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PostPosted: Dec 11, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: Surf tabs Reply with quote

Has anybody put these on there boat? MC puts them on there new boats and was seeing if anyone has used them
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PostPosted: Dec 31, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks like an easy way to level the boat out, let alone for surfing. way easier than moving people, ballast, coolers around the boat on the fly!
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean trim tabs?
Most bigger boats and go-fast boats have trim tabs. Some people say they will flatten your wake out but I think that depends on where they're installed.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trim tabs are for your boats attitude in the water. (how much the bow is up or down) they both move at the same time in the same direction. if you could keep one up, and one down, and flat, or both up a little when they are in the neutral position. have one switch to operate both. move it left, the boat will rise on the right and dip on the left, move it right, the boat will rise on the left, and dip on the right.
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the trim tabs I've seen are controlled independently.



There are also Smart Tabs, for smaller boats, that automatically adjust like shock absorbers.

"Surf tabs are one of the most exciting and interesting innovations MasterCraft has added to their boats in years..." Quote
Really? They look like trim tabs from here.



Apparently they are adjusted with a switch like you explained, kartman. Cool, but I don't think it's very revolutionary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UVRra3sMV7A#t=94s
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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do look like trim tabs
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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont think it is revolutionary either. but for boats that have a deaper v (like most i/o's), it would work out great for balancing the boat out rather than moving people, coolers, and sacks around.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they're definitely nice. I'm just sayin... my 13 yr old boat has them, factory installed option.
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall a Mastercraft salesman telling me a few years ago "We don't have to mess with adding things like trim tabs (like a sportsboat) because the hulls are made right in the first place... You'll never see that kind of stuff on a MasterCraft, it's just something else to go wrong"



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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brit Rider wrote:
I seem to recall a Mastercraft salesman telling me a few years ago "We don't have to mess with adding things like trim tabs (like a sportsboat) because the hulls are made right in the first place... You'll never see that kind of stuff on a MasterCraft, it's just something else to go wrong"



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The hulls are designed very well for Wakeboarding, but for the people who also desire a boat that is Surf Friendly at the push of a button use these and of course some extra weight.

What they do is just extend the surfablility of the wake back about 10 feet or so. They really dont create a bigger wake or shape it any better however the hull is designed very well.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I liked the malibu vs mastercraft the best. The malibu guy had the cardboard wedge. Its was in the commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXHoWz5vPM

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