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Old 06-21-2009, 12:05 PM
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I currently have 12" Insta-trim tabs on my boat, I've been wanting to move up to 15" in either a small k-plane or billet tabs. I have an opportunity to get a set of 20" K-planes at a great price. Can they be too big? If so, is there a formula or general rule for length of tab to boat size?

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Old 06-21-2009, 01:16 PM
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They should be fine. Just mount them about an inch above the bottom of the hull.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:46 PM
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From everything I have read the longer the tab the better the ride if used correctly.
Dont forget to mount them securely and make sure the transom is up to the task.
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I have 28" K planes on a 24' boat. They work great. Don't worry about too big. Too small is more of a problem.
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