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Old 19 July 2006, 13:32   #1
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Trim Tab Placement???

I've seen different placement of smart tabs on the same hull.
Any idea which is preferable?
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Old 19 July 2006, 13:58   #2
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The further out they are, the better they can counteract heeling.
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I think Mr. Walker is correct. You want the largest change for a given position, which would mean placing the tabs for the greatest leverage.

That means as far towards the outside as possible without interfering with other stuff.

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thanks guys. that pretty much agrees with the instructions from Nuatilus
(smart tab maker) but i have seen them placed both ways and thought maybe there were benefits to both set-ups.
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speak to Jon in Nauticus- he knows what he is talking about. Helped me out last year. ( presume you mean NAUTICUS?)

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thanks Jonathan, i'll try calling nauticus.
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my only issue is (this may be on be on my 4metre only) the placement now of the sonar paddlewheel due to the tabs being in the way - getting funny results now
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my only issue is (this may be on be on my 4metre only) the placement now of the sonar paddlewheel due to the tabs being in the way - getting funny results now


I've not had a problem with the sonar as the tabs are further out I think but only tried it a couple of times

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