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4Runner 09-14-2010 05:54 PM

Trim Tab for 2001 209 ?
I just bought a 2001 209. I love it, but the wake is larger than I expected, especially if my wife and kids are skiing at around 28 mph. I thought about adding trim tab(s) to lessen the wake. Has anyone done this to a 2001 209? I asked the Atlanta MC dealer, and he thought it was a good idea, but says he hasn't found any tabs for a 2001. I have heard about adding the "hook" to the fiberglass, but that seems riskier than trim tabs. Any suggestions?

limegreen 09-14-2010 06:22 PM

Your observation is common for the 209/X9. It has more of a V hull for chop and wakeboard than the flatter hulled 197/X7 and 214/X14.

The hook became standard in later years, maybe starting in 2003. More for porpoising I think. No real risk with the hook, just work to do it.

The wake plate should help and I don't think they are specific to any model; many would work.

The best plan is to keep the boat as light as possible (equipment, fuel, poeple) to ski. Any, of course, faster speeds help some.

It's a crossover so there is some compromise.

FoggyNogginz 09-23-2010 07:21 PM

I have a 2003 X9 without the hook. Can someone tell me how to buy and install this thing? I have heard of it, but I never actually seen one.

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