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Old 03-14-2018, 07:48 AM   #1
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City: Southport, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Shangri-La
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42 Classic
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 176
Trim Tab Removal, Yes or No

Our 42 Classic has a massive pair of ironing board size trim tabs. The actuator pump failed long ago and they are stuck in the up (flush with hull bottom) position. We find them seriously hazardous when boarding the swim platform. Is there any benefit to having them on the boat in this position? Does this 'extension' of the bottom accomplish anything? I would really like to remove them if they serve no purpose.

Yes, I do understand how they work. We have over 2,000nm on Shangri-La both offshore and in the ditch - haven't seen a need for them yet. Thoughts?
Jan & Lee

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