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Old 05-31-2011, 11:06 PM
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Lets say it was a heavy non stagger boat, 38 Gun, 41 Apache, etc in slack water..... Would your "normal" planing method be; tabs down, drives down followed by tabs to zero then trim w drives? Not to thread jack, I thought it was close enough.. Thanks.
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It depends on the amount of fuel and number people I have in the boat. Mostly they are set to level, but with full tanks and 6 people, I drop the tabs a couple numbers and then raise them as the boat planes out.
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Depends on the number of people and amount of fuel. If we're loaded down, I'll put the tabs down to help get on plane.
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Lets say it was a heavy non stagger boat, 38 Gun, 41 Apache, etc in slack water..... Would your "normal" planing method be; tabs down, drives down followed by tabs to zero then trim w drives? Not to thread jack, I thought it was close enough.. Thanks.
on my straight hull tiger, tabs down almost all the way, drives tucked in to about 2 on the settings, any lower than that on my boat is negative trim. As soon as I am on the throttles, tabs come up first then trim drives out as speed increases.
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Normal conditions (4/5 people) tabs at level to plane, more weight & people tabs down slightly to plane easier. My boat has always planed quickly but may change slightly by going from 28P bravos to 30P labbed for better mid range speeds.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:46 AM
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When getting up on plane I always bury the tabs and tuck the drives in.......my heavy 35' Sonic comes on plane like a jet ski when I do this.......I then bring my drives out a touch then level out the tabs......from there I trim with the drives unles the boat is heavy on one side, then i'll use the tabs to level her out.........havn't had a problem yet but have always wondered if this is better on drives then tabs all the way up and the boat straining to get on plane while the bow aims at the sky.......??
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I always dump the tabs all the way down when planing. Too many idiots on our lake to spend any time with the bow in the air.
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I always dump the tabs all the way down when planing. Too many idiots on our lake to spend any time with the bow in the air.
I totally agree with that !!!
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Tabs all the way down. Drive all the way in.
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Tabs all the way down. Drive all the way in.
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