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  1. #1
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    Default Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Trim tabs trim the boat, according the conditions / speed / amount of fuel carried / etc.

    One would just set them as needed ?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    I find the indicators a useful reminder to say "b@ll@ocks!" very loudly when, on returning to the boat and turning on the ignition, to discover that I have left the boat with the trim tabs fully down for 4 months and they will now be jammed solid with sealife and weed.

    now did I remember to raise the tabs back in March ???????
    Last edited by kashurst; 18-05-19 at 14:21.

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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    for me (when I manage to get them working...) will be to know they are indeed working and moving as either the one or the other is stuck solid or moves only half the travel, or or...
    usually end up in the water checking with son on the control moving them, it's a fun 15mins father and son bonding session every week on board

    V.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    I’ve just ordered Mente Marine controller.

    Worlds most expensive trim tab indicators

    Hoping the auto function works well too

    I adjust quite a bit as people move about etc....

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by FARSCO View Post
    I’ve just ordered Mente Marine controller.

    Worlds most expensive trim tab indicators

    Hoping the auto function works well too

    I adjust quite a bit as people move about etc....
    sounds like a diet is needed

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    sounds like a diet is needed
    While you're up there nick it so I can trial test it

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonfraser View Post
    Trim tabs trim the boat, according the conditions / speed / amount of fuel carried / etc.

    One would just set them as needed ?
    one would, but it helps if one knows where they are before fiddling.
    If found in the Brexit forum, please return to the real world.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Seriously though Farsco, let us know how good it is as we are very solid in the water until we move past 26 knts upon which I begin to notice people moving about. I'm also keen to hear how it handles wind shift w.r.t. changing boat direction. I spend a good few moments adjusting trim on the dogleg into Conwy Bay against the prevailing SWers and wave direction we get here.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    will do Bruce

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    Default Re: Trim tab indicators, why ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
    While you're up there nick it so I can trial test it
    you tabs will require stronger tywraps

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