Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2018, 01:05 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
City: Yelm, WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: "Convergence"
Vessel Model: Camano Troll
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 342
Trim Tab Questions

From looking and reading, it seems that some of the 28/31 models had trim tabs, but most did not.

I've seen notes from people that have them that they're good to have. I've seen notes from people that don't have them....eh....no need. I realize some of that is based on speeds normally run.

I have a couple questions. Anyone out there actually added a set, so as to have a before/after seat of the pants comparison.

Second; for those that have them, what size are you running?

While they certainly aren't necessary, I've found them useful on just about any other boats I've had, and I'm curious about people's experience with this particular hull.

thanks


toni
__________________
Advertisement

ctjstr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 08:02 AM   #2
Guru
 
South of Heaven's Avatar
 
City: Sharon, Ma
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Lane
Vessel Model: 2005 Silverton 35 Motoryacht
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,022
My 2000 Camano has Lenco trim tabs. I'm not sure of the size of model (they look very big compared the the tabs I had on my C Dory).

I don't know if they help or not because having them is all I know!
__________________

__________________
Jason

2005 Silverton 35 Motoryacht
South of Heaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2018, 08:20 AM   #3
Veteran Member
 
NCheaven's Avatar
 
City: Chocowinity, (Cypress Landing) NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Boatwright
Vessel Model: Camano 31
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 54
The Pacific Camano site has a table showing performance differences with the trim tabs in use vs. the trim tabs not in use. Very interesting!
NCheaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,629
Trim tabs are often used as a substitute for propper trim.

But trim tabs are quite useful on planing hulls. And the Troll is a planing hull.

Many trawlers have a big fuel tank aft (like the NT32) and may benefit from trim tabs. But as a boat gets heavier tabs loose their effectiveness. On a light boat w lots of fuel fwd (trimed w full tanks and twin diesel IO’s aft) when fuel is low the tabs would help keep the stern up.

But most trawlers are too heavy to benefit from tabs. They just create lots of drag.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2018, 12:30 PM   #5
Guru
 
City: Pembroke
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: Helmsman Camano among several
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 538
The tabs come into use as speeds increase with the Camano hull.
If you intend to burn lots of fuel and cruise at 10+..... they will help give better trim and an extra half knot speed.
If you prefer sipping fuel in the 6-7knot range, they are not worth the expense.
The previously mentioned chart on the Camano site is your best point of reference.
Durant F is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×