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Python82 03-13-2006 12:24 PM

Trim Tab Help
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I have saved up enough money to buy some trim tabs for my boat. The boat had some Bennett Tabs that i trashed when I started the restore. I have run the boat for 2 without any tabs on it and I can't wait to drive it with some new Trick Marine Tabs. So, the question is what size and where would you mount them on the back of the boat?

Thanks 4 any help!

Here are some pic of my boat

Python82 03-13-2006 12:29 PM

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Couple more

MnFastBoat 03-13-2006 01:16 PM

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I am no expert, but by the looks of your arneson steering ram you will have a major placement problem

On another note, i bought a single tunnel tab from Trick. He is the best to work worth and awesome on prices to boot.

Good luck, and great looking boat too :drink:

GOODT 03-13-2006 01:19 PM

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Fred at trick has some really nice units and set ups, best thing to do is give him a call and ask what is best for your set up !!!!! :drink:

Python82 03-13-2006 01:27 PM

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Going to have to do some custom work on the steering arm mount. Fred is the only person that i would consider buying these from but I need to know if I want the 23' or 28' ???

Fred U ROCK!

Stormrider 03-13-2006 01:57 PM

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I think the 23" would be enough.
I had 150s on my 24 pantera and liked them.
I guess you could always go bigger.
Here is what I pulled off merc racing site:

Model Boat Length
150S (New) 21 ft. (6.4m) to 30 ft. (9.1m)
280S (New) 31 ft. (9.4m) to 40 ft. (12.2m)
380S (New) 31 ft. (9.4m) to 40 ft. (12.2m)
450S 40 ft. (12.2m) and longer

Dave M 03-13-2006 02:40 PM

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I have 280's on my 24 Superboat. I would recommend a similar size.

Too Old 03-13-2006 02:50 PM

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The 23's would be plenty, but I have customers running 28" on similar boats. It'll boil down to personal preference.

The steering ram is a definate problem right now. As for mounting position, I'd look at some photos of 24 Superboats, 24 Panteras, 24 Monzas etc. No need to reinvent the wheel.


Python82 03-13-2006 06:12 PM

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Can they be mounted closer to the drive or is it better out on the edge?

Python82 03-13-2006 06:16 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????

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