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Old 11 June 2009, 09:38   #11
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trim tabs are totally unneccesary if the boat has a good setup and weightdistibution.
Especially for RIBs under 8 meters.
They are a waste of your money.
The only advantage is that you will be able to plane at very low speed for example at places with a speed limit. Then it will save fuel.
Sort of contradicts itself that, if it saves money and lets you plane at a lower speed thus creating less wash then it has to be a good thing.
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Old 11 June 2009, 10:03   #12
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trim tabs are totally unneccesary if the boat has a good setup and weightdistibution.
Especially for RIBs under 8 meters.
They are a waste of your money.
The only advantage is that you will be able to plane at very low speed for example at places with a speed limit. Then it will save fuel.
Well yes, that's why they are usefull and especially on very deep V-Hulls.
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Old 11 June 2009, 10:42   #13
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As stated in the first point I have experience of driving a well set up boat into a head sea with and without tabs. The tabs definately IMHO made a big difference to the speed and comfort.
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