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mikey morra posted 05-07-2002 02:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for mikey morra   Send Email to mikey morra  
ok guys...any input on trim tabs??? will be running a 25' frontier with twins.Thanks
SSCH posted 05-07-2002 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
I've talked to a local fishing guide (Texas Coast) using Lenco electric tabs on a 25' Guardian. He spoke highly of them. He uses the tabs mostly to trim the list out of the boat when customers all want to ride on the same side of the rig, or when the wind causes the boat to run listing to one side or the other. The engine trim is his choice to raise or lower the bow. The tabs he chose seemed to me to be about 12x12 and had single rams. They were mounted well out of the wood area on the transom near the chines. He said they were all the tabs needed for his purpose and that they caused no problems mounted as they were on his boat.
reelescape1 posted 05-07-2002 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
The Lencos only come with a 1 year vs. Bennett 5 year waranty...check them out!!

Tom McGow at Bennett helped me a LOT when I put them on my 22' OR..here's some pics.

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/reelescape1/lst?.dir=/Whaler+Pictures&.view=l

Tom Byrum posted 05-07-2002 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
Mikey did you buy that Frontier in Carlsbad with a bad motor?
OutrageMan posted 05-07-2002 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I just had the Lencos put on my 24' Bertram. I haven't had a chance to test them yet.

I am very pleased with their simplicity in design.

This won't make a difference, but I thought I would mention something that my father has pointed out to me.

For a very long time, Bennet has been pretty close to the only game in town. And for that time their advertising has been nearly non-existant. However, since about a year after Lenco has hit the market, Bennet has seemed to really step up their advertising in the typical boaters rags.

I would be willing to wager that although Bennet still has the highest market share, that Lenco is quickly erroding that position.

Brian

kingfish posted 05-08-2002 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I have Lenco 12x12E's both on my Outrage 22 and on my Parker 2520 Sport Cabin. They work perfectly in both applications, and I wouldn't have hydraulic tabs given the ease of Lenco install, the crisp response and the space saved in not having to contend with a pump, to say nothing of fewer parts and systems for things to go wrong.

kingfish

mikey morra posted 05-09-2002 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikey morra  Send Email to mikey morra     
Tom..I couldn't resist..closed the deal the other day..Thanks to all for the input on the tabs.

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