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Old 02 November 2006, 13:53   #11
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I Have little experience of sr4's but surely a 15hp will get the boat going fast enough to put it at the right attitude to empty the water mabye slowly but will it not then slowly climb onto the plane. But I filled my sib up with water nearly to the top of the tubes though and it took about 10mins by the time most of the water had emptied to plane. so mabye can't be done but it would be good fun tyring though.

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Old 02 November 2006, 14:24   #12
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Problem is that you need to get the bow a fair way up to do empty the hull. You might get one to slip onto the plane slowly by moving around onboard but I doubt it'd stay there in anything other than a millpond.
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Problem is that you need to get the bow a fair way up to do empty the hull. You might get one to slip onto the plane slowly by moving around onboard but I doubt it'd stay there in anything other than a millpond.
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Old 02 November 2006, 18:57   #14
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[QUOTE=Nos4r2;172445] Problem is that you need to get the bow a fair way up to do empty the hull. You might get one to slip onto the plane slowly by moving around onboard but I doubt it'd stay there in anything other than a millpond. [/QUOTE
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Old 03 November 2006, 02:56   #15
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I fitted smart tabs to my SR4, transformed the boat so, worth every penny
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Old 03 November 2006, 06:40   #16
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yep me too, have a look at my site, effectively puts more boat in water and self adjusting, feels more sure footed when you're wellying - although I'm beginning to forget ehat that feels like i have out in sooo long
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yep me too, have a look at my site, effectively puts more boat in water and self adjusting, feels more sure footed when you're wellying - although I'm beginning to forget ehat that feels like i have out in sooo long
Thanks everybody for the replies. Ollyit, the links don't seem to be working on the website

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should be fine mate, click on build images links near top of page
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How much abuse can the tabs take? I imagine some hefty wavejumping would put a lot of strain on the actuators and the hinges. Anyone got any experience with this? I am gathering all the neccesary parts for my 5.4 searider, and I think theese tabs might be a good investment, as the boat probably will be heavy most of the time.
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Hydroplanes

I had a problem with the bow pointing to the sky when powering up.
It would not respond as much as I would like to Trim Control.
When Under way WOT, if I left go of the wheel for a second it would have what we called on Motor bikes Tank Slapped" and spat one over the side.
It was slow to gets its Butt out of the water.

The Addition of Hydroplanes at some 50 fixed all the above.
It still is a heavy boat to get up on plane as the marlin has a 3rd skin that takes in water for stability, however itis much better and everything else is great and much safer so I can now let the steering wheel go (non hydralic Steering) under WOT and she keeps her line (yes it is a SHe, sorry girls).

Never tried the tabs but the planes work great.
It did take 3 kts off Top end but worth it for stability and control also softer ride.
It was a Marlin 16 with Suzi 70..

Next one is 6.4Mtr Ballistic with 140 Hp Johnson, Going Offshore....
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