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Old 03-17-2009, 06:45 AM
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When would you use the tabs to bring the bow down rather then trim the drives?

Or on step hulls do you want to keep drives neutral and the use tabs?
I use a combo of the two. Generally, in rough water I run with the drive and tabs neutral.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:09 AM
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This is a good thread...I've been thinking on how to ask these questions for 2 weeks and not sound like a wuss,lol. Everytime Ive been in the ocean i cant go fast cuz as soon as the boat gets on plane it out of the water and i feel like when I crest the wave i have to back off the throttle,come down and punch it up the next one and so on. Then i see guys that just fly around the ocean like its a lake!!!! What are the tricks if any? I had a 24' outlaw then a 31ss sonic, now I have a 33 outlaw and I really want to do 60 past the beach! thanks
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:04 AM
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I think that there is a third element which goes hand in hand with the trim of the drive and tabs: the throttle. I have a 27' Activator with outboards and bracket. In 4's a week ago I had my tabs down below neutral and had the outboards below neutral also. The boat ran fairly level. Then I had my buddy/mechanic/ex-racer take the throttles. He put the tabs in neutral and dropped the outboards. The boat kept the same attitude, but it flew on top of the waves and picied up speed. This was really enlightening. His throttle skills made the difference.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:26 PM
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This is a good thread...I've been thinking on how to ask these questions for 2 weeks and not sound like a wuss,lol. Everytime Ive been in the ocean i cant go fast cuz as soon as the boat gets on plane it out of the water and i feel like when I crest the wave i have to back off the throttle,come down and punch it up the next one and so on. Then i see guys that just fly around the ocean like its a lake!!!! What are the tricks if any? I had a 24' outlaw then a 31ss sonic, now I have a 33 outlaw and I really want to do 60 past the beach! thanks
Back down the throttles just before you crest the wave, not after.

Or just buy an apache and plow through that chit
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Neutral or a touch of positive trim.
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