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Old 29 December 2013, 04:17   #1
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Trim tabs

Apologies if this seems a stupid question but is it possible to fit trim tabs to a rib that has a sealed deck? Mine has a small inspection hatch behind the back seats to allow access to the transducer but this is tiny; I can barely get my hand through it. Apart from this, the deck is completely sealed at the stern. I was was wondering how the wiring and hydraulic pipes would run and where any reservoirs would be located. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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If you use Lenco, which are not operated by remote hydraulic systems, then you will only need wiring...
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Yes shouldn't be a problem. Have just installed a set of high performance Lenco tabs on mine. PM me if you want a copy of the installation instructions which show the location of the tabs and cable runs etc.
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Fitted them as shown here , really do change The ride,,,


These where not Lenco tho self actuating units ,
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Paul, have you asked Keith, he fitted tabs to La Frette.

La Frette tab'd
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Yes shouldn't be a problem. Have just installed a set of high performance Lenco tabs on mine. PM me if you want a copy of the installation instructions which show the location of the tabs and cable runs etc.
Have you reinforced them? Keith decided not to when he fitted his and they bowed pretty quickly...

See threads: OMG Gotchi was right! La Frette tab'd Fitting Trim Tabs

The Lenco ones are very simple to install, just one cable down each side and then bold them on. The little box of tricks is safely in the console, and that is connected to the switch on the top.

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I've just fitted a set of Lectrotabs to BP, no need to go under the deck. Pretty straightforward installation.
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Bennett do two versions one is through the transom And the other with external pipes. I have the latter and they work well.
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. One thing I forgot to mention was that my boat has telescopic transom legs that limit how far trim tabs could be placed from the centre line. I'm wondering if this would be a problem.
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. One thing I forgot to mention was that my boat has telescopic transom legs that limit how far trim tabs could be placed from the centre line. I'm wondering if this would be a problem.
I think you'll struggle. The tabs need to be as far outboard from the centre line as poss, with the outer edge about 50-75mm in from the edge of the hull. Looking at you transom legs, they will run straight through the tab.

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