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Old 07 September 2008, 17:16   #1
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trim tab driving

got some new trim tabs!

so i been wondering if i just set my engine trim to optimum and leave it and use tabs for all other adjustments inc planing or if i just added yet anothe r button to tweak! ?!?!
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Old 07 September 2008, 18:13   #2
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Yup something else to play with. You still need to trim the engine - the tabs will correct a lean or keep the nose down in a head sea. Could also help you get on the plane easier and add a bit of lift at the back - trouble is you then increase the drag of course.
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Yup something else to play with. You still need to trim the engine - the tabs will correct a lean or keep the nose down in a head sea. Could also help you get on the plane easier and add a bit of lift at the back - trouble is you then increase the drag of course.
yeah i get all that! but in general do we not trim our engines down to push the nose down to overcome the bow wave.... then we trim up for optimum performance (sea dependant)

SOOO if you have tabs to lower the nose and overcome the bow wave then any reason not to leave the engine trim at optimum performance set point if it dont vent on acceleration?
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Just as Codprawn stated.
Engine trim en tabs are two different things. Although they both get the nose down.
Don't go to much in theorie, but practice. Try them both at the same time and find out in which condition the combination is best. Look at your speed, I use the GPS, and the position of the boat. Notice differences at all the settings and leave it at the best. Things change by different water and wind conditions.
The trim tabs only need small alterations with your fingertips.
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