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Message board > Miscellaneous topics > Hardy navigator 18. I want to fit hull fins to get it on the plane quicker.

Message 8 of 8
Posted by member Gary Steele on Thursday 7 October 2021

* Gordon, I actually had to fit longer stays on the ladder to push it further from the transom and clear of the tab.

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Message 7 of 8
Posted by member Gordon McGhee on Thursday 7 October 2021

Thanks again Gary. And thanks for the photo showing they fit comfortably below the ladder. A job for this winter.

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Message 6 of 8
Posted by member Gary Steele on Tuesday 5 October 2021

It's a Navigator too.

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Message 5 of 8
Posted by member Gary Steele on Tuesday 5 October 2021

* I went for SX9510-60

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Message 4 of 8
Posted by member Gordon McGhee on Tuesday 5 October 2021

Hi gary, what length is you boat? And what size of smart tabs did you fit. I seem to be i between Size 40 and Size 60 with an 18 foot boat with 50hp.

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Posted by member Gordon McGhee on Wednesday 29 September 2021

Thanks Gary

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Posted by member Gary Steele on Tuesday 28 September 2021

Cheapest and quickest way is to fit Nauticus sx smart tabs. Less than £200 and will get you easily on the plane with your engine. I had a heavier 50hp Honda 4 stroke on mine and 2 up planed no bother to about 20kts. Weight is of course key and I had my fuel tanks in lockers under skippers seat and my batteries in the bow.

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Posted by member Gordon McGhee on Monday 27 September 2021

Hi everyone, i am a new member, and new to hardy ownership. My boat is fitted with a Tohatsu 50 2 stroke. I have been advised to fit "fins" to the boat to get on the plane quicker and at lower revs.
Can someone recommend any particular ones.

Any other insigbt welcomed.

Thanks, Gordon.

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