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Old 19 July 2006, 12:56   #11
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Dino,

Reading your posts again I don't think you are having any more problems than the rest of us with Seariders.
What I have learnt to do to reduce the ballast filling when stopping is not to stop as often. If I can I just slow down so this stops the hull filling with water. This means you can get instant plane.
I must say even with my quite modern Yamaha I can have some problems getting it to plane at times. Thats when I double check the engine is trimmed all the way in and its also why I don't stop unless I have to.
Sometimes I just back off on the power and re accelerate. It just seems as though the prop has got in some bad water at times and needs another go to get some grip.
Hope this helps.
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here's the pic

I've also attached two lines to pull the tabs up if required

We went out on Sunday without any problems and the drainer works fine to
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Old 19 July 2006, 13:25   #13
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does seem as though this is just something thats a characteristic of the flooding hull just seemed more of a problem last weekend because of sea condititons and i do stop quite a bit !
the tabs do seem to make a difference from wat i have read something prehaps to consider
thanx for all the advice and help at least i know its normalish!!
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Hi Bedajim - how much were the smart tabs and where did you get them from?! - they look great, were they easy to setup/install?
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Hi Bedajim - how much were the smart tabs and where did you get them from?! - they look great, were they easy to setup/install?
Hi

I can't remember how much as i also got a prop fom these people, but I think it was £120.00 ish

Fitting was simple all of the nuts and bolts are in the kit just need a drill and some sealant + adjustable spanners as the bolts are us sizes

http://www.streamlinedpropellers.co.uk/smarttabs.html

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Brilliant - thanks for that - From looking at yours I might need to take a closer look at them/my rib before I buy - your hull is a perfect 'v' at the transom, but mine is stepped as the rails/chine run all the way back and break up the 'v' so I'm worried they wouldn't fit flush - however they do make smaller ones for tenders (which would probably fit) - I'm wondering if these might work - even though they are only designed for boats up to 25hp, its just whether they would be effective!?? - probably better than nothing - and a better looking alternative to hydro wings on the engine.
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Your best bet is to go to the iboats.com forums and talk to a guy called Nautijohn. He's the proprietor of Nauticus inc. that makes smart tabs and about as knowledgeable as you'll get on them. It may be that you'll have to mix/match blades and actuators.
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