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Old 13 November 2003, 09:17   #1
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Trim tabs

I was thinking of putting trim tabs on my 7m rib to keep the noise down at slow speeds, has anybody used tabs on a rib before and do they recommend them.
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Assuming its the nose you want to keep down, and not the noise, then yes.
The distillation of views expressed elsewhere on this forum are that if you are over a certain length (6.5m?), trim tabs are a jolly good idea.
However, it might be wise to study the subject a bit more.
a) trim tabs do other things than just keeping your nose down, and
b) if your nose is up at low speed (too much!), this may be caused by something that could be cured by other means, like shifting some weight forwards, for example.

PS If you do decide you want to fit them, look at Bennett Trim Tabs.
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