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susqking

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I hope to splash my 2510 MV this weekend and test my new Bennett Trim tabs. Typically I don't want to see a 2 to 3 foot chop on the Chesapeake Bay but I want to see some wave action Saturday. New tabs, new horns, new batteries and a fresh paint job, give me a little sun.

I know Capt. Kevin you want to see pics, I'm working on it.

Anthony
 

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susqking":27wn1w75 said:
I know Capt. Kevin you want to see pics, I'm working on it.
You know me too well Anthony. :D
Good luck with your sea trial. Let us know how it goes.

BTW - One test you should do with those big flippers...
See how slow you can go and still keep her on plane. I can go as slow as 9 knots in mine.
Makes a difference on a small-craft day.
 

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Susqking, I'd like to hear what you have to say about the difference between the Tabs. I still have the stock tabs on mine and have been thinking about replacing them.
 

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Splashed the boat Saturday and it was almost calm, of course it is never like that when I go fishing. I did play with them for about 20 minutes and these tabs bring the bow down more than you could imagine. I would estimate 1/3 of the way down would match the original Lenco's. I can't wait to see a good 2-3 foot chop, I will report back and let you know how I make out.

Kevin, I would estimate 13-14 mph hour and she would stay on plane, I can probably tweak that after I play with them some more.

Anthony
 

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What’s involved in replacing the Tabs? My boat came with Lenco’s. Do I just need new tabs or do the actuators need to be replaced as well?

Dom
 

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Nothing could be used from the Lenco's. The entire tabs have to be removed, old holes filled and some gelcoat work above water line where the old actuators were mounted. I had a friend who loves to drill holes in boats do most of the work I just helped.

Dale and Megabyte have done this to their boats too. Can't wait to get into some choppy water, you would not believe the difference unless you seen it.

I also installed Ongaro horns too, those things are L O U D !

Anthony
 

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I went on the advise of Megabyte (Kevin), Dale and Tom from Bennett. I thought about the larger Lencos and these guys had first hand experience with the Bennett's and had great things to say.

I knew I would have had to fill holes and do some gelcoat work with either so I went with Bennetts. I have not had a chance to see what they do in 3 footers, but these things really can bring the bow down, it is like night and day.

I was out today 4/17 and there were 2 footers and they worked great.

Anthony
 

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