Last updated on April 2nd, 2023 at 10:38 pm
Nauticus smart tabs are small surfaces that you attach to your boat’s trailing edge to help control the boat. It enables you to deal with hydrodynamic forces that act on your boat which make it hard to maintain angle height and create drag. They work by adjusting the bow in relation to the main boat rudder.
One of the major benefits of using a Nauticus smart tab kit is that it helps your vessel or skiing gear get and maintain the required plane while lowering the bow rise. It also improves your boat’s performance by adjusting the running angle and ensures that your boat runs efficiently in turbulent waters. Nauticus provides a wide range of smart tabs, including Smart Tabs II and SX, for various vessels.
Nauticus Smart Tabs SX
The Nauticus Smart Tabs SX series is an improvement of the popular smart trim tabs. They incorporate all the features of the smart tab system, including all-around performance and ease of operation. Th SX series is also fully automatic so that you do not have to worry about checking on it. Using it comes with several benefits that include a smoother and faster acceleration, better handling of the vessel in turbulent waters, and improved fuel economy. Besides, the vessel does not porpoise at high speeds.
These Nauticux SX smart tabs are also corrosion-free and are not affected by the minerals of the salty sea. You can install them into your boat fast without the need for specialized equipment, as explained in the section below. The self-adjusting trim tabs bend according to sea conditions without the use of electric and hydraulic systems you find in many trim tabs.
Nauticus Smart Tabs Installation Instructions
Nauticus smart tabs installation instructions are very simple and can be done by anybody. No need to take your boat to a specialized marine mechanic. Just follow the directions below.
- Choose the location to install the trim tabs on your boat. Let it be about 5 inches from outside the edge of the transom.
- Mark the location of mounting holes using the hinge as the template.
- Drill the holes to mount the hinge.
- Install the hinge and apply a small amount of marine sealant in each hole. Avoid using excessive force when installing screws.
- Attach the plate by the use of snap and lock pins supplied with the kit.
- Attach the transom bracket to the top of the actuator.
- Attach the actuator to the plate at the bottom in the hole number #3. However, you may change it to adjust pressure after sea trials.
Nauticus Smart Tabs Replacement Parts
Almost all the parts in a Nauticus Smart Tab can be replaced with original items from the manufacturer. The parts do not reduce the durability of the item in any way. Some of the common parts include the composite hinge for the self-adjusting trim tabs, SX actuator hardware bag with self-locking pins, the clevis end fitting at the top and bottom of the actuator, and the entire actuator. Thankfully, each of these Nauticus smart tabs replacement parts are easy to find for sale online.
The Nauticus smart trim tabs are easy to install, yet highly effective tabs that you can use for your boat or skiing gear. It is easy to install and highly durable. Besides, most of the parts can be replaced at a fraction of the entire costs. It helps in the smooth operation of your boat and enables you to reach maximum speeds even in turbulent waters, among other benefits. Some feel that these tabs work even better than Lenco trim tabs or Bennett trim tabs. Hopefully you have found this Nauticus smart tabs review helpful.