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Paul and All:
Yes. Bennet tabs that came on the boat. With the kind of power she will have, and the weight, tabs will put her on plane much faster. Raw power will do it, but every little bit helps. I may get dissagreement here, having said that, but I would use the case of an outboard as an illustration. My old 70 hp Evenrude was not adjustable and I had to set its tilt according to what I planned to do during the outing. Trolling vs traveling, for instance, required two different tilts. My 90 hp. Johnson with its electric tilt let me change all that and this is what I am hoping for on the Swift. Fast times on a plane between anchorages with slow drifting while gunkholing. I think it takes something like tabs to get the best of both worlds.