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    Default attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    Has anyone installed, or have installed, one of these?

    Friend with a small boat is fed up playing with his tabs and power trim and thinks it may be the answer.

    Particularily looking at the Menthe Marine product - full info can be found http://nzmarinespares.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page21.html

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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    As far as I'm concerned, if we have anyone on board with attitude, they can sod off and swim home.
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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    My Sprint was fitted with Bennett tabs so I fitted their Auto Tab system -it works a treat. Doesn't affect the leg trim so you still need to do that manually but takes away all the work of continually trimming the tabs. Very pleased with it indeed.
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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    Is that a similar thing ? ie you manually set the attitude of the boat you want then swithc to auto and the unit controls the tabs to maintain the selected boat attitude?

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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    I think I need a lie down - I opened this post with eagerness, only to find I had missread attitude for altitude

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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    Sound's like it, trim the boat how you want it, set that attitude in the memory and then she will auto-trim back to that attitude whenever the trim changes.

    http://www.bennetttrimtabs.com/autotab.htm

    Edited to add the url....
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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    I installed the Mente marine ACS A+ product on our S23 as the trim needed constant adjustment. Works a treat. We've got Eltrim tabs(electric) on the S23 and I also wired in the outdrive trim.

    Only issue was that the Eltrim's need to be positioned mid-position before you calibrate the unit.

    I ordered direct from Mente's http://www.mente-marine.com/english/product.html and I got the impression I was first customer in UK. You may be number 2?

    (no connection to Mente etc etc)

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    Default Re: attitude control systems - and their place in small boats

    thanks - will pass that on.

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