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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

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I have a 1987 Lund Baron with a 4.3 with porpoising issues. I put on a hydrofoil and it helped but there are still issues (slight starboard listing). I run 19 and 21 pitch props. Does anyone recommend using smart tabs, or should I go with the "standard" electric or hydraulic tabs? She tops out at 34mph with five people + gear, can I expect a noticeable difference with top end and/or fuel consumption. What I'm trying to get at...are they worth the money. Thanks for any advice.

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Welcome to FM.

As far as listing and a better ride, you will notice a difference. Fuel consumption, in theory, could be better as the boat would be riding in the water the way it was designed. Speed? tough one. I have no experience with the smart tabs, only conventional hydraulic. When used correctly, they always took care of listing and problems. They take getting used to. If you go too far, they tend to dig in forcing the bow down resulting in poor handling.

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I have heard many good things about Smart Tabs, but haven't used them so can't say first hand. Those that did add them reported back very positive.

Good luck.

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