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Old 30 December 2013, 13:48   #21
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The Lectrotabs come with a 1m cable as standard, this means having to use an extension cable from the console to the transom. I had to get different actuators sent from the US with 7m cables, just something to check before you order.
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Old 31 December 2013, 10:45   #22
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12" wide by 14" long tapered so probably similar surface area as 12" x 12".

Haven't tried them yet, will let you know
I look forward to it Got a tape measure on ours yesterday and they are 12"x18" LxW
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As well as distance from the engine you have to be careful where they are in relation to chines. You're welcome to come and have a look at my 'slightly bowed' tabs. If I was doing it again I would ignore Gotchi's advice and have slightly smaller tabs. There is a very subtle transition between having effect and overcooking it. No need for internal deck access - all connections can be made above deck. I chose Lectrotabs as they had a neater and simpler control system than Lenco IMV.
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Thanks Keith, I may pop in next time we're tea rooming it. I'm getting GT to put them on for me; they recommended Lenko 12x9 inches and didn't seem to think that being closer to the centre line would be too much of a problem. They're not cheap though so they had better work else I'll blame the tubby tar for unbalancing the boat in the first place.
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Cheap and GT are never synonymous.

I can do you a couple of bags of sand for a lot less.
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I know what you mean there! And thanks for the offer of sand bags; I may take you up on it depending on their estimate..
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Thanks Keith, I may pop in next time we're tea rooming it. I'm getting GT to put them on for me; they recommended Lenko 12x9 inches and didn't seem to think that being closer to the centre line would be too much of a problem. They're not cheap though so they had better work else I'll blame the tubby tar for unbalancing the boat in the first place.
You could move the 'tubby tar' for'ard
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That's a bold statement Paul! Little One does like her helming now and again:
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No, I appreciate my situation isn't ideal. I suspect that having tabs closer to the centre line will still work but will require more 'angle' simply due to leverage issues. I'm not too worried about impairments to performance (within reason); my main concern is to correct the boat's lateral trim. I often have quite a few people on board and it's fair to say my wife and I (cough cough) haven't missed a meal in quite some time.
Tabs would be a definite nono on that Transom I would say. What about some kind of ballasting system and a pump ?
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