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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Cardiff
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    Default Thoughts on trim tabs

    Hi all I was wondering about fitting trim tabs to my Antares 9 series,
    We all know they run with the bow high so what are other 9 series owners using if anything,
    also what speed or revs do you find best to just get it over the hump,
    I got the volvo KAMD 43p in it
    Last edited by pondfish; 17-10-19 at 09:56.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    216

    Default Re: Thoughts on trim tabs

    hi pondfish, mine came with lenco tabs fitted good for leveling the boat in a seaway ,use them to bring bow dow when going into a chop,it does not run too bow high we normaly cruise at about 2600-2750 revs 14-15 knots ours has D4-260 fitted at this speed we use between 5-7 gallons an hour.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Torquay
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    300

    Default Re: Thoughts on trim tabs

    May be more expensive, but I have Humphree Interceptors on my boat (previous boat had tabs) and I find these much better. They autotrim, and do not provide a big sheet to attract fouling.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
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    78

    Default Re: Thoughts on trim tabs

    We have an 805 which is similar in attitude. I fitted the Volvo tabs which are the blade type and they have much improved the rough handling and comfort. Improve efficiency in short chop but no effect in smooth water. I judge this by monitoring the speed on the gps at different settings. Also with the tanks positions 805 s don’t tend to run level. Problem solved.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Cardiff
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    Default Re: Thoughts on trim tabs

    Thanks for your input guy's

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