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Old 06-01-2011, 04:27 PM
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Just like the title says, when you're getting up on plane where do you have your tabs set?
I keep both in the water, one one the port side and one on the starboard side.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:52 PM
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I keep both in the water, one one the port side and one on the starboard side.
really??? when was the last time either of yours got wet? did you pull that from memory?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:57 PM
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really??? when was the last time either of yours got wet? did you pull that from memory?
Yes I did! LOL!!!!!
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A very wise man once asked me while i was describing prop blow out while trying to get on plane

" why do you want to put the brakes on?"

This was after describing that i was tucking the drives all the way in, and dropping tabs all the way.

After that i would only drop tabs slightly past neutral, and tuck the drives in.
Always worked after that...
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I like to drop them about 1/2 way on any boat; and pull them up first as soon as the boat planes. Then fine tune the drive(s).

Trim tabs waste gas when on plane; but they save drives when planing.
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I'm late to the conversation but is there any time when you guys run with your tabs all the way up?
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Hey prostock are you joining us on the 20th on the hudson
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I'm late to the conversation but is there any time when you guys run with your tabs all the way up?
At WOT when I'm trying to get every last mph and in flat water.
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At WOT when I'm trying to get every last mph and in flat water.
X2. And I should add that I don't need my tabs to help get on plane. I use them mosty to trim the attitude of the boat when it leaves the water on an occasional leap. (OK, maybe not so occasional.)
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At WOT when I'm trying to get every last mph and in flat water.
X3. And even then I don't bring them ALL the way up just slightly positive. That way I can drop them to neutral quickly in case there is a rogue wave or boat wake.

With my 4 blade prop I don't really use them to get on plane. With a 3 blade I drop them slightly negative.
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