I built some new 20in trim tabs for my powerquest this winter. Worked out great using the stock actuators. While I was mounting them (flater and more inboard than the stock tabs), I noticed a pretty serious Hook molded into the transom. between the outer and middle chines. There doesn't appear to be any hook between the keel and the first chines.
This boat really likes a lot of stern lift, probably because of this hook. I'm guessing Powerquest designed this in for a better pleasure boat ride when no tabs are used. However now that I've got some serious tabs in the back (enough to plant the bow at any speed), do I really need this Hook? I've got to figure it's really slowing the boat down for no good reason (now that I have the good tabs???
Any thoughts on this?
How hard would it be for a good hull guy to take this out?
I just spent the winter on this nice power upgrade and it seems like I may be running into limitations with the hull (have to really trim the drive WAY up to get it to run)