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Old 09 May 2017, 03:03   #11
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Americans tend to sit on a large bench at the stern which increases the need for tabs...
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Old 09 May 2017, 03:33   #12
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You are meaning trim tabs and not "Doel Fins" ?
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Old 09 May 2017, 04:03   #13
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You are meaning trim tabs and not "Doel Fins" ?
Doel fins? Dont recognize this term. I mean trim tabs/smart tabs and not hydrofoil if that what you mean.
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I have trim tabs on my 5.45. I use them all the time. They help a lot in the rough stuff.
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Old 09 May 2017, 04:30   #15
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I have trim tabs on my 5.45. I use them all the time. They help a lot in the rough stuff.
In the rough?
With motor or mechanical? Any pictures? Where located relatively to kicker outboard?
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I have trim tabs on my 5.45. I use them all the time. They help a lot in the rough stuff.
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I run Merc K-Plane tabs and there great for controlling the bow when running into a head sea ( you can also amongst other things plane at lower speeds and balance a unevenly loaded boat).
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I run Merc K-Plane tabs and there great for controlling the bow when running into a head sea ( you can also amongst other things plane at lower speeds and balance a unevenly loaded boat).

Makes interesting reading

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I run a 4 blade prop on my DF140 & get a fair bit of "port tilt" especially when coming off waves in a head sea. The tabs allow me to just dial it out & keep her flat. Even more so if the sea is on the Stbd bow. It's the old classic, you don't know you need it until you get it, & you'd miss it if it was gone.
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I run a 4 blade prop on my DF140 & get a fair bit of "port tilt" especially when coming off waves in a head sea. The tabs allow me to just dial it out & keep her flat. Even more so if the sea is on the Stbd bow. It's the old classic, you don't know you need it until you get it, & you'd miss it if it was gone.
Sounds good
I already purchased the classic one few years ago so it is encouraging to know they gonna be useful..even without motor inside trim valve and without ability to adapt them while running.
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Question is if trims would cause bow digging after crossing wave at following sea! Or trimming up outboard/or play with speed would still get you through wave well.
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Question is if trims would cause bow digging after crossing wave at following sea! Or trimming up outboard/or play with speed would still get you through wave well.


In a following sea you need the tabs retracted & the engine trimmed up or you risk a serious stuffing
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