Trim Tabs

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Trim Tabs

Postby Mojo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:51 am

Anyone tried trim tabs on their zip / flying saucer?
Are they are worthwhile addition?

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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby vupilot » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:02 am

No I have not, but rode in Teds Zip with a big Honda four stroke and a hydrofoil installed. I would try that route before trim tabs, it made noticeable improvements and seemed to cancel out the downsides of the big motor

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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby cusoak » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:58 am

Are you having trouble getting up on plane. If so maybe changing the angle of the motor to the transom would help. What size motor you running.
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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby Mojo » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:20 pm

Haven't got far enough along in the project to get on the plane yet, suspect it won't be an issue though.

The reason for the question about trim tabs was mainly about adjusting the balance of the boat as passenger and fuel weights are altered.

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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby John K » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:00 am

I had smart tabs on my flying saucer. They really worked well and kept it planed in rougher water.

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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby Andy Garrett » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:17 am

I have 60lb Smart Tabs, but I haven't installed them just yet. I think 40lbers may be better for a Zip.
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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby John K » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:06 pm

Andy Garrett wrote:I have 60lb Smart Tabs, but I haven't installed them just yet. I think 40lbers may be better for a Zip.


I had 30 lb on the flying saucer, so I agree with Andy that 40's would work great. The company will exchange them for light or heavier ones if they are not right.

20's were suggested for the flying saucer (per the company) but I went with the 30's

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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby cusoak » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:53 am

Does anyone have pic of them on their boat. and how they installed them.
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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby cusoak » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:54 am

also how does the boat turn with them on.
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Re: Trim Tabs

Postby John K » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:27 pm

Sold the boat so cant take a pic. If you search on Smart Tabs you will see a video of a boat with and without them engaged. There might be a picture on the website of the flying saucer at the first boat outing at Guntersville showing the trim tabs.


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