2003 Sea Cat 18 CC

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TrimTab System

M80/M120 Sport Tab Systems

Boat Specs:

  • Overall Length: 17’10”
  • Beam Length: 7’0”
  • Draft: 8” (engine up)
  • Engine: Suzuki
  • Type: 4 Stroke Outboard
  • Horsepower: 115


The Installer:

Douglas Gramm
Boca Raton, Florida


Installation Notes:

“The cat hull had a very small area for installing trim tabs. The M80 Sport Tabs fit perfectly with only a slight modification required. I had to drill a new hole in the mounting plate to clear the drain plug. The Hydraulic Power Unit was mounted in the console next to the power panel. The hardest part of the installation was running the hydraulic lines through the hull due to limited access. However, with a little patience I ended up with a very clean installation.”


Why Bennett?:

”The M80 Sport Tabs look like they were made for my boat. The shape of the M80 fits my hull contour perfectly. I liked the fact that all the electrical components could be put in the console. I also heard Bennett’s customer service was second to none, which turned out to be true.”


Sea Trial Results:

”Single engine cats have a tendency to cavitate getting up on a plane due to the white water coming through the tunnel. The trim tabs have eliminated this by keeping the bow down before the boat planes. The boat will now stay on a plane at 10 mph (GPS). This allows me to operate at a speed range I was unable to before without cavitation. I like the control the tabs give me to change the attitude of the boat for different sea conditions. Last but not least, I don’t have to move people from side to side to level the boat anymore. The trim tabs are truly a great investment.”

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