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Anybody running the small smart tabs on a gheenoe or similar size boat?

Was thinking about picking up a set along with the retractor kit which allows you to raise them up when you are shallow or don't need the tabs with a following sea. My little project boat doesn't have electrical and I don't really want to add it.
 

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Here's a video showing the manual retractor bracket. Would be about $135 for tabs and bracket compared to $500+ on electric tabs plus the cost of adding a 12v electrical system Just trying to keep it simple and minimal.

 

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Look on the gheenoe forums, a lot of guys run really small fixed homemade tabs that are held in place with stainless turn buckles. I don’t think they really hold the bow down, but they help lift the stern a bit and prevent porpoising.
 

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Not sure which model you have but I had a pair of smart tabs on my LT25. They worked well as intended/designed.



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Look on the gheenoe forums, a lot of guys run really small fixed homemade tabs that are held in place with stainless turn buckles. I don’t think they really hold the bow down, but they help lift the stern a bit and prevent porpoising.
If they lift the stern with the captain and the motor back there they have to put the bow down a little. On that small of a hull with low horsepower I’d imagine static or even smart tabs would kill efficiency. Getting weight forward would probably be a better option. I don’t run one and could be totally wrong but am just thinking from the physics viewpoint.
 
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