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Old 16-05-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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Trim Tab Gauge

Hi Guys

Idiot question time lol

I have just got my first boat with trim tabs and I am struggling to get to grips with them the main issue is not knowing where they are.

They are K plane tabs of unknown age can anyone tell by a pic if they have sensors in them and if so what gauges I could use?





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Si
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Old 17-05-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
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There are no sensors in those rams.
In my opinion you will be better off using the old school Morse cable `Pop up` design.

K planes sometimes have a cable pass through gland on the transom shield to hold the outer and an extended ram pivot pin to attach the inner to. As the tab goes down so does the cable. Mount the other end of the cable to the dashboard and create your own scale.

Degrees down, sweet spot for your boat etc.

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Old 17-05-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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Cheers for that Ian

I will look into that when I get her back out of the water

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