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Old 24 June 2005, 08:42   #31
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Could be RIBS don't need them as much - especially ones built for rough water with deeper v hulls???
Yawn!...RIBs-shmibs. The deeper the 'V', the more you need tabs!

I can't imagine any boat, especially any single engined boat, that wouldn't benifit from remotely adjustable trim tabs.

This does of course depend on the operater having the understanding of their operation to get those benifits.

Their control of 'stability in roll', as Brian says, is alone, a good enough reason to have them.
One Season with, and you would never wanna be without. (as I say, assuming you know how to use them)

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JF - Which would you choose (I'm considering them for the race boat) Lencos or Bennets?
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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stability in roll

We were thinking along the same lines when travelling back from Ramsgate - so many different sea conditions - particularly between Beachy Head and Brighton where the waves were coming from the port bow - very, very uncomfortable.

Interesting choice between Lenco and Bennett - the electric Lenco tabs look attractive for self fit!
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Personally, of the two, I would have (do have) Bennett, the ST-16 (Sport-tab -16" long x 12" wide) has twin rams, and the tabs themselves are made from slightly thicker material and folded along the sides, way stronger than the standard Bennetts, although they are a little slower to react (move up & down) as the hydraulic pump is the same unit as the single ram models, but has to shift twice as much oil.

Don't fancy the electric ones, a mate (yes, I have got a couple) had them on his Sealine criuser, and they were shite, flimsy and unreliable.
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JF - Which would you choose (I'm considering them for the race boat) Lencos or Bennets?
John, given your 'History', I'd go for kiekhaefer K-Planes!
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Personally, of the two, I would have (do have) Bennett, the ST-16 (Sport-tab -16" long x 12" wide) has twin rams, and the tabs themselves are made from slightly thicker material and folded along the sides, way stronger than the standard Bennetts, although they are a little slower to react (move up & down) as the hydraulic pump is the same unit as the single ram models, but has to shift twice as much oil.

Don't fancy the electric ones, a mate (yes, I have got a couple) had them on his Sealine criuser, and they were shite, flimsy and unreliable.
Do you have trim tab indicators and are they essential - I would have thought they are but if so why don't they come with them as standard??? Or can you just tell by the postion of the switches???
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.... Or can you just tell by the postion of the switches???

Now, come on Codders, think this one through.....
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Now, come on Codders, think this one through.....
Think Codders will be wanting a gauge to tell him which way his out board is pointing
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Now, come on Codders, think this one through.....
I don't know which is why I am asking!!!!!!!!!!!!

IF the switches move proportinally to the tabs then a quick glance at the switch positions would be enough but if it were that simple why sell led indicators???
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Trim tab switches are usually simple rocker switches codprawn, no proportional movement, so visual gauges a must. Bennet tabs have LED type indicators IIRC.
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