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Old 01-03-2022, 01:43 PM   #1
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Trim Tabs for Trawler

Hey Guys,

Many years ago I owned a 22ft bowrider. I had trim tabs on that boat and it made a huge difference in planing.

I then owned a 30ft cruiser with no trim tabs.

I now own a 1987 Jefferson 42ft Sundeck. It has Bennet Trim Tabs on it. It looks like they were on their from the factory. I don't know if they are working. I never even tried them.

My question. Would trim tabs really make a difference on this size boat. Does anyone with this size boat use their trim tabs?
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Our last boat, a President 41 had tabs. I never used them.
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It'll depend on the hull and what speed you run at. Some boats will benefit from them (at least at some speeds), while others really don't have much use for them.
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Hey Guys,

Many years ago I owned a 22ft bowrider. I had trim tabs on that boat and it made a huge difference in planing.

I then owned a 30ft cruiser with no trim tabs.

I now own a 1987 Jefferson 42ft Sundeck. It has Bennet Trim Tabs on it. It looks like they were on their from the factory. I don't know if they are working. I never even tried them.

My question. Would trim tabs really make a difference on this size boat. Does anyone with this size boat use their trim tabs?
Previously discussed a couple of times in the past. One relatively recent thread for more information and feedback:

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ers-46959.html
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