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Old 07-14-2004, 02:03 PM
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Caught an article while reading Trailer Boats Magazine while in a customer's office this morning; discussing Trim Tabs. Its actually a pretty good magazine with some great information.

Article had a link for a program you can download for free, to "try" driving a boat (simulator) with trim tabs. Its very rudimentary, and for us, pretty darn funny, however, it was fun to play with for a minute. I downloaded it, and scanned it for viruses, and it appears safe and tame.

You can choose from a little OB powered skiff, a sport/fish/cabin cruiser, or a 'Cigarette.' Its pretty cool. I do not believe you can spin out the 'Cigarette' even with the tabs all the way down, at full throttle, and full lock turns. You can run that thing right into land though!!! Then back up and do it again. It must be an experimental Slate & Straight hull. (Possible new model, the Cigarette SS?)

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I do not believe you can spin out the 'Cigarette' even with the tabs all the way down, at full throttle, and full lock turns.
Must not be the stepped version.
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Must not be the stepped version.

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That cig must have some 4.3 V-6's in it...takes forever to plane out
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Oops, i think im drowning
http://time4beer.tripod.com/tabsim2.jpg

maybe I shouldnt get a cig just yet.

I dont like the tab butons controloing the bow. I'd rather the starboard Up lift up the starboard tab, insteanof lower the port one.
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Typical straight V Cig....all that power (9000 RPM) and only 40 knots
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I like the artifical horizon gauge....couldn't get it to roll???
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