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    Hydrofoil, Smart Tabs, or Trim Tabs?-gctid395354

    I am considering on what to do to so my boat gets up on plane quicker. She is a 1999 Rendezvous 2459 24" deck boat, 5.7L Mercruiser, Bravo III dual-prop drive with factory propellers, and according to the book is 4300# unladen dry weight. She has a flat transom. Attached are trailer plan pics that show the hull dimensions.From what I have been able to learn, Hydrofoils seem to work better on the smaller boats and are cheapest, Smart tabs work better on medium/small boats, self-adjust and cost middle of the road. Electric or Hydraulic trim tabs work better on the larger boats, cost the most, but give the greatest amount of control.Which should I use on my boat? This is my first boat

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/699013=29175-Bayliner 2459 (GB) Hull-Trailer Specs_Page_1.jpg[/img]

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/699013=29176-Bayliner 2459 (GB) Hull-Trailer Specs_Page_2.jpg[/img]

    Trim tabs for sure. Precise control for varying loads/conditions. Go as big as possible.


      +1 Trim tabs
      1999 Bayliner 1750 Capri. 3l Mercruiser Alpha

      2014 Yamaha VX Cruiser


        Yes, Trim Tabs are your solution, and the Bennett product is superior, IMO.

        Install as per OEM instructions.

        And yes, go with larger planes, rather than with smaller planes, and use only what you need.

        Rick E. (aka RicardoMarine) Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

        Please, no PMs. Ask your questions on forum.


          I thought that would be the way to go, but wanted to consult with you folks first as y'all seem to be "In the know".