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Old 10-13-2009, 01:07 PM
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I recently saw a 32' sunsation with vertical plates on the side for tracking. Does anyone have any pics of these? Seemed to be a clean install. I also noticed the F2 gladiator had them as well. I think Latham made them. Anyone know of any benefits or drawbacks?
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They help control chine walk. It seems to help some boats.
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Here is a link to the glad...these are rocker plates but you can see the side plates

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They create a pair of mini-rooster tails that make the boat look like a pair of Yamaha PWC going down the lake. I think, but please check with the Sunsation guys to confirm---that they added them for some more sure footed turning at speed. This is what I was told by a new 32SS owner.
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those are made by Arneson. They mount flush with the bottom and create either rocker or hook to the extended running surface with less drag than conventional trim tabs.
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Those are not like Sunsations. The ones on Sunsation's extend above the Tab which helps with chine walk. The ones in the picture on the Gladiator turn down and aid in turning.
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Those are not like Sunsations. The ones on Sunsation's extend above the Tab which helps with chine walk. The ones in the picture on the Gladiator turn down and aid in turning.
The ones on my Sunsation extend down.
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those are made by Arneson. They mount flush with the bottom and create either rocker or hook to the extended running surface with less drag than conventional trim tabs.
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those are made by Arneson. They mount flush with the bottom and create either rocker or hook to the extended running surface with less drag than conventional trim tabs.
how would they have less drag?
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those are made by Arneson. They mount flush with the bottom and create either rocker or hook to the extended running surface with less drag than conventional trim tabs.
I know the rocker plates are made by arneson. I am talking about tabs with plates on the sides. If you notice the rocker plates have them on the side as well
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