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Old 08-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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trim tabs wanted

wanted lenco or bennett trim tabs for 26ft hull, new or used considered
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wanted lenco or bennett trim tabs for 26ft hull, new or used considered
Try www.bennetttrimtabs.co.uk
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Old 23-07-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Bennet are poo the rams are plastic and are a por design for hard use
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Bennet are poo the rams are plastic and are a por design for hard use
Wot even for a Rib?
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Dont know bout them but i know the plastic rams break and the silly screws fall out wouldnt even waste time fitting them
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I wouldn't use either in any kind of performance application if you are looking for reliability or longevity
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Old 23-07-2008, 10:43 PM   #7
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We had the Lenco ones for RB08 which are similar to bennet we Broke them on nearly every stage on the joints kept snapping the s/s bolts now spending money on some decent mercuary K planes I Wish we spent the money on them in the first place!!
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Bennet are poo the rams are plastic and are a por design for hard use
How long did ur standard st16s last b4 they fcuk`d up?
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How long did ur standard st16s last b4 they fcuk`d up?
Probably a little bit longer than Gee's - but not that long.
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Old 24-07-2008, 09:37 AM   #11
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I think some of it is down to how you drive, and I don't necessarily mean how fast you drive.
Some people seem to bust every aspect of their boat, every time they go out, and never win a thing, some people win loads, go like fkk, and never seem to break anything, go figure.
I'm not saying Bennett are a perfect, or even a good choice for a race, or performance boat, just that it aint always entirely the fault of the kit itself when it fails.
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Old 24-07-2008, 10:02 AM   #12
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I've got a set you can have but the pump leaks oil and there's no switches.They measure 350x150mm and have single rams.
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:34 PM   #13
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Trim tabs

I decided to have a go at making my own billet set of tabs for the Sequel 'if I ever get it'.

I will take a pic of them later but here is the cad model. Tabs are 12mm 'THK' so shouldn't break in a hurry.
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #14
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We built our own tabs, 10" wide and 24" long (tapered) for the E26 race boat. Fabricated rather than billet, using 12mm ali. used a pair of the square ali rams from Keikhaefer.
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #15
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Rams

Jon the Ram is the only part I have outstanding on these at the moment.

Looking at a 40mm bore 100mm stoke Full stainless ram .
Pumps are sorted.

The tabs have turned out really nice very happy with them.
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:50 PM   #16
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That looks like the 'Dana' extruded ali hinge you're using there (male & female)
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Old 24-07-2008, 01:58 PM   #17
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That looks like the 'Dana' extruded ali hinge you're using there (male & female)
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Yeh I modelled three different type of hinge, then spoke to the CNC programmer and settled on this.

Less wearing parts than a multiple hinge design, and we use an extrude here at work which is very similar for a precision linear slide.

Not sure if I should powcercoat or Anodise!!
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How long did ur standard st16s last b4 they fcuk`d up?

One seasen had to keep tightning the screws up then the plastic rams snapped at the tabend doh
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Old 24-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #19
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The slightly modded ST16's on my 3.1 ton P28 have been on it for 8 years/4000 miles, I've never broken anything, or had to tighten them up once.

Having said that, I do like the Keikhaefers.
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Old 24-07-2008, 05:10 PM   #20
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Little bit of a price difference there tho Jon.

I had bennett Tabs on Xtreme, Same rams and pumps from new (previous owner) 1991 never broke them.


Down to budget really.
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