How many years on the Levelers before they started leaking?Megabyte":32j8je4w said:I followed Dales advice and removed my (leaking) 12x12 BoatLevelers and replaced them with 24x9 Bennetts.
The boat is a 96 but the tabs were dealer installed for the original owner in 1998.cbigma said:How many years on the Levelers before they started leaking? >6?
FWIW an engineer at Parker admitted to me over the phone that Parker went with Lenco over Bennett tabs solely for a somewhat faster install. He also admitted that the stock 12x12" plane is not optimum for all Parker hulls and that on his boat - it wore Bennett tabs. He doesn't work there anymore ... but I don't think it's related to this situation :shock: !Graybeard":332kkmo9 said:I think the reason why Parker went to Lenco's is because of the BoatLeveler trip tabs were/are problematic.
Moderator's Edit: I moved the new info on shut-off valves into a new and separate post ...Porkchunker":282p1s06 said:Puny trim tabs, and no fuel shut-off valves were the only gripes I've had about my 2510. The fuel shut-off valve problem was easy to fix in a couple of hours.
I ended up overcoming the puny tabs by placing Cobra Marine trim plates on each of my F115s. The plates are solid SS, and bolt to the bottom of the anti-ventilation plate of the motor. They are stronger than the hydrofoils that bolt to the top or the ends of the plates (which end up causing the plates to crack and break). With the addition of the plates, the trim tabs are much more sensitive.
Parker should have put larger trim tabs on the 25' hull. Have told them so several times, but I don't think they listen to me very much.