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Old 01-22-2008, 08:56 AM
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would rocker tabs be a good idea with a fixed surface drive to give bow lift
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:26 AM
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Tabs, rocker or otherwise, don't give bow lift, they reduce it. on surface drives I've seen a 'tab' mounted to the drive that gives bow lift... you could use tabs to counteract that.
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Look at the Arneson tabs. They are designed for exactly your application. High-rake props will bring the bow up too.

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:05 AM
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Look at the Arneson tabs. They are designed for exactly your application. High-rake props will bring the bow up too.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=177694
I haven't seen them actually create any bow lift unless the hull was originally designed to use them. I made the assumption (which is bad because I have no idea) that the original hull wasn't made to use them. The big cat hull in the thread above is a perfect example of a hull designed to use rocker plates.
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what rake is normal i just bought a 17x26 mercury how do i measure the rake
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:18 PM
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You need to move this to the "prop" section and have one of the pro's that visit the board work with you on this. Unlike outdrive props, fitting a surface drive prop can be tricky. It's tough to get a borrowed or loaner set.
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tell me about it surface drives are almost unherd of in ireland and no one makes props either
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Rocker plates can add add bow lift by doing what they were designed to do, adding rocker to the hull.
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anyone an idea what tabs would cost for a 26ft
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Call Arneson. My guess is alot more than a good set of properly-matched props that will give you some bow lift.

How about some exact description of your boat, drives & power. That would help everyone in making recommendations to you. There are alot of issues that come to mind that would have to be eliminated. For example- if you had the boat on the wrong trailer and it has a big hook in the bottom, neither tabs nor plates nor anything short of divine intervention is going to help your problem.
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