Stingray 180RS

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TrimTab System

M80/M120 Sport Tab Systems

Boat Specs:

  • Overall Length: 18’0” / 5.5m
  • Beam Length: 85”/ 216cm
  • Draft: 29” (drive down)
  • Weight (Dry): 2,133 lbs
  • Passenger Capacity: 7 person
  • Engine: Mercruiser Alpha
  • Type: V6 / 3.0L
  • Horsepower: 135hp


The Installer:

Mike Carroll
Wesley Chapel, Florida


Installation Notes:

“The M80 Sport Tabs are ideal for the Stingray 180RS. The 8″ span (width) of these trim tabs easily fits on each side of the transom while leaving ample room for speed sensors and transducers. The compact actuators allow mounting on the bottom of the transom “pods,” leaving no external hydraulic lines or wires. The M80’s 8″ x 10″ size allows the attitude of the hull to be adjusted for different conditions. At idle speeds, the tabs can be deflected to reduce bow wandering. At planing speeds, listing can be corrected, and porpoising can be minimized.”


Why Bennett?:

“I’d gotten some email help (from Bennett Marine) before purchasing because I wasn’t sure if the trim tabs would fit because of the transom “pods.” It was easy, and they work great.”


Sea Trial Results:

”Top speed of 52 mph didn’t change. Porpoising is much easier to control, and “bow hunting” at idle speed is gone! That alone is worth the price to me. She’ll plane and hold at 16 mph instead of 21 mph before. Thanks again for the outstanding customer service. You sure made a believer out of me!”

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