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Old 03 February 2018, 03:09   #1
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My 6 metre Ribeye will be arriving in April and wondering whether to fit trim tabs. Do many of the 5.5 - 6.5 mt. owners fit them and if so hydraulic or electric?
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My 6 metre Ribeye will be arriving in April and wondering whether to fit trim tabs. Do many of the 5.5 - 6.5 mt. owners fit them and if so hydraulic or electric?
I have a Ribcraft 6.8 and fitted Lenco Hyraulics ....they have the effect of lengthening the Hull..and in Certain Sea conditions can really nail the Nose down,they also help level the ride in a Bad Beam Sea.
If you want to maximise the performance particularly in the Rough Stuff IME ..they are a nice addition.
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I have Lectrotabs on my 545, I use them all the time, for the same reasons as Maxi
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..and fitted Lenco Hyraulics ....
I understood that Lenco were electric, not hydraulic?
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My 6 metre Ribeye will be arriving in April and wondering whether to fit trim tabs. Do many of the 5.5 - 6.5 mt. owners fit them and if so hydraulic or electric?
Ive run tabs on a few boats inc my current rib, as already posted they increase the planing surface of the hull, youll plane at a lower speed with less motor effort. The ability to drop the nose down in a head sea is also great, tabs are a worthy addition to a rib.
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