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Old 05-25-2019, 08:02 PM
bbheli bbheli is offline
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Default Auto Trim Tabs

Does anyone have experiance with auto trim tabs. Sounds like a great idea that you dont have to mess with them.
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:24 AM
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The Nauticus auto trim tabs work very well, within the limitations of the tabs.

For general overall boat improvement for several different boating issues they may be of great help.

But, if you have a unique issue like often running with a side to side unbalanced load and wish to drop just one tab to compensate, you can not do this with auto tabs.

If you want to run at a constant tab level at some small or major deflection, you can not do this with auto tabs. You can do these jobs only with permanent independently adjustable tabs.

But to help with general hole shot issue, to help with porpoising issues and if equipped with the drop down trolling options, all work well to improve the overall operation of the boat.

By the way, if you do purchase and install the tabs on our boat, make sure that you install the tabs at least one inch above the bottom of the hull. In some of the earlier directions with the tabs, they indicate a 1/4 inch spacing above the bottom of the hull. With this lower setting you will experience a significant speed loss at wide open throttle compared to not having any tabs installed on the boat.

However, if the tabs are lifted to be mounted at least 1 inch above the bottom of the hull, the good help of the tabs still work fine and the automatic function with the gas spring loaded shocks still allow the boat to run at its pre tab installation top speed.

Good luck.
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:30 AM
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Notice that the installation instructions specify a mounting of the unit 1/2 inch above the bottom of the hull.

One will be better off in the unit is mounted 1 inch above the bottom of the hull to avoid full throttle loss of speed due to excess tab drag when running wide open.

Good luck
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:18 PM
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I almost put this on my boat last winter, but just flat out ran out of time. First trip out trying to co-ordinate the jack plate, trim, and tabs all at once, and I'm more than happy to automate as much as possible. If you read the instructions, the calibration is a real chore. But I think it would be worth it once set up.
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