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SSCH posted 10-21-2001 06:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for SSCH   Send Email to SSCH  
Anyone care to suggest the proper brand and size trim tabs to use on a twin engine Guardian 25? (This is the same boat as the older Outrage 25, just laid up a little thicker.) I want to be able to compensate for the list induced by moving passengers or abeam high winds. (My transom is the 30" version.) I'm leaning (no pun intended) toward Lenco Tabs as space for the hydraulic pump is non existant on this boat.
kingfish posted 10-21-2001 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

I can talk to you about a notch-transom Outrage 22 and trim tabs - hope that will help...

I, for the same reason you stated, didn't want to give up space to hydraulics, and consequently settled on Lencos. I used 12 x 12 E's, and liked them so well that I installed (actually in this case I had a boat dealer install) the exact same units on a new 2520 Parker Sport Cabin, even though I had plenty of room for hydraulics or anything else. I wouldn't use anything else, they operate quickly, positively, stay where you put them and there's nothing to them but the tabs, the actuators (rams) the cables and the controls that mount on your console. Couldn't be slicker.

Having a Guardian as you do, you have a fully reinforces transom so your actuator brackets and the tabs themselves will have reinforcement already in place wherever you install them - I had to do some reinforcing on my Outrage.

You won't be making a mistake with the Lencos-


swede5 posted 10-27-2001 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for swede5  Send Email to swede5     
SSCH, I cannot accurately advise what trim tabs should be on a Guardian 25 yet I Just installed the Lenco 12 by 12s on my 22 revenge. That was the best money I've spent so far on the boat. The difference is night and day. In fact the 12 by 12s are probably overkill for my boat. I'm confident they will be perfect for your 25. The performance of the boat (no more leaning) is ten times better. Also, if your half decent with tools you can install them yourself. The install was a piece of cake and not hydraulics. I ordered them through MESCO. Good luck with your decision. You won't regret the purchase.

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