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    I am looking to improve the time to plane on my 24' 240 ex, with Volvo 5.0GXi-E. Can I install auto tabs and not hydrolic or electric? Would a hydrofoil work? Need some guidance, please.

  • #2
    Lot of people on here have used the spring flappy things with success.
    Type "smart tabs" up in the search box on this forum. 15 pages of threads worth of discussions will pop up.
    I'd avoid the fins on the cav plate.
    Tell me asshole - What's your fair share of everything I've worked for??? Please join me in starving and beating the govt back to it's honeymoon physique.

    2000 Formula 260SS 502 Mag B3
    2003 Suburban 2500 8.1L
    2011 Honda Civic w/1.8L
    2017 Honda Civic w/1.5L


    • #3
      A different prop may also improve time to plane. What do you have now?
      MISS "B" HAVEN

      2007 Mastercraft X2, Indmar 350 MCX, 350 hp V-Drive (SOLD 8/12/16)

      Previous boat (1999-2011) : 1999 202BR Carbed 5.7, 250HP, Alpha 1, 17P Rev 4

      Tugger: 2014 Ram 1500 Crew, EcoDiesel


      • #4
        x2 on Smart Tabs.


        • #5
          When I had my 240EX with the Mercury 5.0 (240hp), I had great success with the SmartTabs.
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          2017 E4 350hp 6.2L BIII
          2005 240EX "Chaos" (Sold)


          • #6
            I would avoid the hydrofoil. It supposedly puts additional stress on where the drive mounts to the stern as well as stress on the rams when you adjust the drive angle. A boat that size would benefit from the SmartTabs more than using a hydrofoil.
            2002 Crownline 230BR, MX6.2, BIII, Prestige trailer, drug by a 2001 2500HD ext. cab 4x4