Trim Tabs for Inflatable Boats (Roll-ups or
improve the performance of inflatable
boats, increasing speed and acceleration
25% to 45% and planing
weight capacity up to 30%, while
decreasing fuel consumption by over
25%. Boats having insufficient power
or carrying heavy loads can now plane or
achieve higher planing speeds. Lifters
are specifically designed and
patented for Zodiac type inflatable
boats to yield maximum performance
with the following advantages,
and made in the USA.
• Less drag and far superior
performance than hydrofoil devices •
Accelerate and plane
quickly without moving weight forward • Stay aft for safer motor
control and boat stays level for comfort • Reduce proposing, hopping and
prop ventilation at high speeds • Plane faster on top of the
waves with a smooth cushioned ride • In the roughest of conditions
plane slower for more comfort • Carry weight aft for greater
stability and speed with less spray • Execute tighter turns while
maintaining speed and control • Eliminate transom engine
torquing for more in-line power • Spray plate eliminates lower
unit spray and transom dousings • Maintain proper engine RPM for
less deposits and plug fowling • Large motors turn freely with
partial horizontal swiveling • Reduce transom turbulence and
drag when trolling or rowing
• Increase boat's traveling
range while saving on fuel • Less wake and better
transitional speed control • Less drag when towing empty
boat and with motor • Won't snag on kelp or weeds
like hydrofoil devices • Counteract towline torque for
fast controlled towing • Won't affect boat or motor
storage like other devices • Simple to install and attach
or detach in seconds • Works with wood, aluminum or
air floor, all roll-ups • Can be left in the water and
growth wipes right off • Made of unbreakable UV
resistant polypropylene • Corrosion resistant SS and
anodized aluminum • Used as skids to drag up sandy
beaches • Will work with transom wheels
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Lifters Increase Speed & Carrying
The speed and weight
carrying capacity of a planing hull is directly
related to it's planing surface area and driving
power. Unlike small trim tabs, Lifters add
more that 5 times the planing area, or a
substantial 4.2 sq. ft. (12.5" x 24" x 2) of
additional hull planing surface as shown on the
right. At low planing speeds the
additional surface area at the stern creates
more than a proportional amount of added lift by
pushing water down, opposed to the forward "V"
section which pushes water to the sides.
The additional lift far aft of the center of
weight (boat, crew and motor) lifts the stern
and lowers the bow for more hull planing surface
area and upward lift rather than backward
drag. Lifters also generate less drag and
more lift then trim tabs by having a lower angle
of deflection or attack and more surface area
further aft. At high planing speeds when
less surface area is desired because of higher
viscous skin drag, the ventilation slots at the
front of the Lifters suck air into the mini step
which decreases the planing surface area and
drag. This technology is similar to the latest
side ventilated stepped
hull technology used on race and
recreational boats, but more importantly,
Lifters dramatically increase the performance
for fishing, hunting, scuba diving, tending,
towing, rescue and other boating activities.
For all inflatable
boats with flat or uncontoured transoms and within the
following size range not having a Futura hull.
for use on larger boats
with stronger components and
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Lifters SB1* (pair)
*Lifters (SB1) quickly
attach and detach from mounting brackets
which are permanently screwed onto the
constructed of heavy duty materials which
can withstand over 800 lbs of vertical pressure while absorbing
loads for a smooth ride.
Ground shipment for $10
(3-7 day delivery time with tracking).
Sales Tax for California
residence is included in the total price.
international orders, buy now then select "ship outside U.S."
and enter or select country.
If you're not completely satisfied,
return within 60 days for a full
refund less S&H charges.
Order online or call 800-828-5010 to
order by phone.
planing systems for larger inflatables
and conventional non-inflatable boats
will be available soon.
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