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Extended Ride Plate Vs. Smart Tabs

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2001 Seadoo Utopia 185
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I have a 2001 Utopia 185 that I just got running well and am trying to get it to handle our choppy bay water better. Looking through the forums, I just ordered a set of SX9510-80 smart tabs to install for this weekends trip. My question is would I benefit from an extended ride plate as well as a set of Smart tabs, or is it an one or the other kind of thing?
 


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2005 Sea Doo Islandia 250 Optimax with Vessel View Mobile
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I have Smart Tabs on our Islandia and was amazed by the difference they made!

Only porpoise when crossing multiple wakes but it stops after a few times, can stay on plane at slower speeds, gets on plane quicker.

Very easy to install
 
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2001 Seadoo Utopia 185
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Yeah, this totally changes the way the boat handles. Its crazy how small they are and how big an effect they have. It almost feels unnatural getting up onto plane now. I don't think an extended ride plate will help too much more than these, I am just expecting too much from a small(er) jet boat on a bay.
 
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2004 SeaDoo Utopia 205, Mercury 3.0L Optimax 250
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i was just looking at the Smart Tabs website. It was suggesting the 60 lbs units for my Utopia 205. (20’ @ 3500lbs)

What lead you to the 80 lbs? Do you think the 60 would be enough?

MK
 

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