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Old 01-27-2010, 06:58 PM
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please school me on this or am I totally missing something??? I was checking out all the big boat builds on Turbine Marine website and I dont see a single one with tabs. Are they just not needed? I know some smaller cats have tabs or tunnel tabs, but I just dont see it on the big cats. thank you for your input!
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yep, just dont really need 'em. We have them on the race boat but they never get used, cats have a naturally flat attitude and can most of the ride can be adjusted with only drive trim.
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Yep, my 35 Motion doesnt have them nor need them.
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Ditto with my Jag: runs flat in almost all conditions.
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I have them on DOI had I have used them in quartering seas only when I have to travel quartering seas...

If it is pivotal to you go see John T at TNT and talk to him about it if you need them, he always gives me the right time whenever I grill him about my piddly stuff.


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I know a 46 skater with them, but they have not been used anytime I have been in the boat with up to 6ft sea or jumping 8ft wakes off of very big sportfishers. the balance sure seems right even the 24ft skater I was in flew level jumping big wakes running in 2 to 3's just using trim.
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When I go from 400 gals of fuel to 100 I use them some.Mostly up when running hard and down when in idle zones.. I do like negative trim getting on plane is much faster.
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I have them on my Jag. I use them to blow out the props with a full boat, fuel and guests, when I boat at Lake Tahoe. At 6200 ft. thin air and blower motors it can eliminate that bog while trying to get on plane, allowing the RPM's to rise and then raise the tabs allowing the props to bite. Takes the embarrassment out of taking what seems like hours with the bow in the air to get on plan. Sounds cool also. Doug
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Mine has tabs, but with the Arneson's I rairly use them and the boat planes quicker without them... I do sometimes uses them a little but for the most part don't use them at all and just leave them in the neutral position....
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We have a tunnel tab on Stylin and use that when its really rough, but sponson tabs no
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