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Just put on new smart tabs and it's like I'm driving a different boat. If you have a 187 or 188 you have to get them. Overton $115 - 15% and free shipping.


  • jlwhwt82
    jlwhwt82 Member Posts: 2

    how hard were they to install.  I was thinking about getting some also but was concerned that they would be difficult to install.

  • Ernest_T
    Ernest_T NCMember, Moderator Posts: 269 ✭✭✭

    They are easy to install yourself.  The hardest part is figuring out exactly where to put them and then making yourself drill the first hole in the transom..........something about drilling a hole in a new boat?  I probably rechecked my measurements 5 times before I could do it.  After that it was a piece of cake.  

    2010 Hurricane 2100 (217) Sun Deck
    2008 Yamaha F150 TXR Outboard
    2008 Yamaha FX **** Cruiser Waverunner
    JOSHDOLPHINS1 Member Posts: 15

    they are very easy to install if you go to the website they have a video that walks you through it I think I was finished in about 30 minutes with everything.

    JOSHDOLPHINS1 Member Posts: 15

    there is nothing hard about the installation

  • tic1607
    tic1607 Member Posts: 6 ✭✭

    I read a post on these a couple months back and decided to make the purchase. Install was very easy and they have made a huge difference!

  • waterboy
    waterboy Member Posts: 16 ✭✭

    When you say it is like driving a new boat, can you explain a bit about what they do to make it that much better.  I would say the 188 ob because of the hull design is not a great handling boat. It does what i expected it to but by adding the smart tabs what would i look forward to. I do know what they are meant to do but wondered how it would effect the hurricane 188. I don't porpoise and am on a generally calm lake. 

    ss 188 ob

    175 E-tec

    JOSHDOLPHINS1 Member Posts: 15
    The major difference for you on a calm lake would be when crossing another boats wake. Makes the riding 100% smoother. Also if your pulling someone you will get on plane so much faster.