Beautiful day for a boat ride...

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Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby TopWop » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 am

I'd picked up this 14' jet boat this year and tricked it out for Bass fishing.
I just added trim tabs and had wanted to see how it handles on the river.
Well the tabs made a huge difference! Thinking of putting them on my
aluminum boat too. Gets on plane right away and no more bouncing.
Now I'm gonna try it on a few duck hunts. Here is a boring video of
Rocki and I on a little boat ride. This boat is fun if nothing else.

http://youtu.be/nS8aNskJD_A
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby Force Fetch » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:41 am

Thanks for the reminder about trim tabs. I had them on my old boat and they worked great. I have been disappointed in the performance of my new one and I believe the lack of trim tabs might be the reason. Thanks again. I have been standing in the forrest looking for a tree.
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby TopWop » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:24 pm

May I suggest Smart tabs SX http://www.nauticusinc.com/index.html
HAmilton marine has them for 98 bucks a set. http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/favorit ... Qgod5wYAOw

Easy install, great tech dept. I had some questions because of the configuration of the
back of the boat. It's by far the best mod I've made to the boat! They also make a bracket that
allows you to flip them up and out of the way if desired. I have them but there wasn't enough
room on my boat. I will use them on the Jon boat. The only down side is that they rest at a 25*
angle. It's made reverse difficult to say the least. Anyway that's my suggestion. Good Luck!
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby Force Fetch » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Thank you for the info, I will get after it if the weather holds. I may just have to tough it out for this season. Wayne
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby phutch30 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:42 pm

Why would you put something on a jet that impeads the boats ability to back up???????
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby TopWop » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:08 pm

The benefits far out weigh the limited backing performance.
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby phutch30 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Well maybe if your on a big river when its warm out. get on a smaller river in some current throw in some ice and if you have to back up fast your going to feel different. Hope it never comes to that. I sure wouldnt want dive planes on the back of my boat where I use it
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby TopWop » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:19 am

I never suggested that you should put them on your boat.
They work great for me. I suggested a specific brand and model
to someone who was looking to add them.
FYI they offer a special bracket where they can be locked up
and out of the way. There wasn't enough room on jet boat so
I plan on using them on the aluminum boat.

Just so we are clear DO NOT PUT THESE ON YOUR BOAT!
They are only for people that want a faster planing boat
or save on gas or have problems with the boat porpoising.
If you need to back up fast in narrow icy rivers with current
then don't even think about it!
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Re: Beautiful day for a boat ride...

Postby Bulldog0156 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:44 pm

What if it's a fast narrow river but not icy but still kind of cold out?
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