SMART TABS are completely automatic requiring no operator adjustment while underway.
The nitrogen Gas Actuator provides LIFT at the stern of the boat by holding the trim plate down during acceleration. The amount of LIFT is determined by the actuator load rating and the trim plate adjustment, which is done at the time of installation.
SMART TABS start in a downward angel to maximize lift at slow speeds. As the
boat accelerates, the water pushes up on the trim plates providing lift to the
stern which minimizes bow rise, and allows the boat to plane quickly.
Once the water pressure exceeds the actuator load rating (maximum lift) the trim
plates move up to a horizontal position eliminating any drag.
Even when cruising SMART TABS continue to work like shock absorbers. The
constant adjustment to sea conditions allow SMART TABS to provide remarkable
stability in turns, while crossing waves, while cruising, and while running at
maximum speeds. No more sliding, porpoising, or chine walking.
ONE OF A KIND
The unique system is the only one of its kind in the industry. The internal
valve system is truly "smart" in its design of controlling you boats
- It will reduce the minimum
planing speed by 33%
- Provide a level, more
comfortable ride at lower speeds
- Improve economy, handling
As the boat speed increases, the water pressure also increases. Once the water
pressure exceeds the Actuator load rating (maximum LIFT period) the trim
plates begin to move upward until they are horizontal with the bottom of the
The internal valve system dampens the trim plate movement which eliminates any
instant reaction to minor water pressure variances. SMART TABS provide smooth
and undetectable reaction to boat speed creating a level, more comfortable
ride at lower speeds.