2001 Sea Doo Challenger 1800

TrimTab System

M80/M120 Sport Tab Systems

M80/M120 Sport Tab Systems

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Boat Specs:

  • Overall Length: 17’11”
  • Beam Length: 7’6”
  • Draft: 12”
  • Weight (Dry): 1,865 lbs
  • Passenger Capacity: 7 person
  • Engine: Mercury
  • Type: V6 M2 Jet Drive
  • Horsepower: 240hp EFI


The Installer:

Frank Marroquin
Chula Vista, California


Installation Notes:

“The M80 sport tabs are great for this boat. The 8″ span and 10″ chord are a perfect fit. They are very easy to install, and the instructions are very simple to follow. I mounted the trim tab switches up front by the steering wheel, and I easily ran fishing wire through the hull (to pull the wiring through). There is full access through the engine compartment, which made hydraulic tubing runs simple. I hooked the power directly to the battery, which was easy.”

Note: The location hull identification plate on this Sea Doo lies where the M80’s starboard actuator would mount. To avoid having to remove the plate, a slightly longer actuator was used. The actuators can be exchanged free of charge by contacting Bennett Marine.


Sea Trial Results:

”It makes an unbelievable difference in the performance and handling in choppy water and glass water. When the Sport Tabs are slightly below hull level, this boat will perform in the ocean without jumping out of the water. The tabs make for a smooth ride. The boat planes faster and handles great. I would recommend the Sport Tabs on every Sea Doo boat they make. I have talked to people at the Colorado River and San Diego Bay that own Sea Doo boats, and they too are looking for this incredible smooth ride.”

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