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Old 09-08-2006, 02:54 PM
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Is there such a thing as too much trim tab? As in what would be too big for my 24' Banana or any other similar 24' boat?
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:29 AM
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Hey Fruitta,

Most Banana Boats came from the factory with 280 K-planes. The only exception was the single engine boats such as yours and mine that had none as they weren't really needed because of the slower speeds.

I always said that with my 200hp merc hanging on the transom all I needed was a tab on the left side. Reason being is with the prop spinning clockwise, the bow would hit a bit harder when taking a wave to port.

If your running single engine, then I can say for sure that any type of tab will work.

The exception is if your running set back or a surface running prop.

Last year I ran 18" of hydraulic setback and a 20" shaft with approx 350hp running on the surface. Lots and Lots of torque and I had not installed any tabs yet.....

As for the longer tabs? If your running on the transom, then the 380 tabs are a waist of money, unless you are going to run them flat (meaning parrallel to the water, not the shape of the hull), then it is a great idea.

If your using any set back greater than 5-6 inches, then 280s are more than enough.

If your going to hang on the transom single engine, then save a bunch of money and throw some bennetts on the back.

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Thanks Airdog, I do plan on running with a bracket. I want to do away with the well and close in the transom. Any idea what the dimensions are on the 280's?
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