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Old 03-13-2006, 07:19 PM
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Should i try to get them mounted on the flat part or is it ok to mount them they are on Dave M's boat????

I think you'll find Dave's mounting to be the most widely accepted location.

There's more than one train of thought on mounting location, but my personal preferance is Daves.

Here's a set of 28" tabs on an Extreme 29.

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Old 03-13-2006, 07:32 PM
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Damn fred, those tabs sure look nice on that exteme!
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Should i try to get them mounted on the flat part or is it ok to mount them they are on Dave M's boat????
I've seen other 24 Superboats were the tabs are mounted further out than mine. I have a pad on my hull so I think having them closer in makes them more responsive. If they were further out I think it would take more tab to get the same result.

Even in VERY rough water I usually don't have to run them much further than neutral. With big tabs on a relatively small boat you have to watch out for "bow steer" if you run them to far down.

Is that swim platform under water when your boat is at rest? Looks pretty low? Mine's only a couple inches above the water.
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I would say that you could probably space the steering cylinder mount to the rear,but depending on how sturdy that it is maybe a new or beefed up mount could be in order.if you move it back toward the rear,you may have to move it toward the port side of the boat to compensate .I am right now Rigging the stern of My python and trim tab location is up in the air right now. Boat is looking good .

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I had put a Latham single external steering ram on a 24' donzi. the k plane was in the way. Latham made a neat transom mount bracket that incorporated a arm and welded to it to clear the tab. My problem was the the rams offered were either to long or to short. THe custom bracket did the trick. If you move the mounting point I suggest reinforcing it from behind with wood and glass
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The swim platform is just above the water when at rest. So, 23' or 28'??? what length are the 280 k planes?
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The swim platform is just above the water when at rest. So, 23' or 28'??? what length are the 280 k planes?

22 OR 23.....
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