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Old 06-06-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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I have a Maxum 1900SR 2000mod, it is a bit hard to stear in low speeds when in harbor, and when in speed it is quite stabile but i need the people to sit so it is level. I wonder if trim tabs helps out. Have anyone here mounted trim tabs
on a 1900sr and can tell if it helpt out on the boats preformances.

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Old 06-06-2018, 06:48 PM   #2
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The trim tabs would work, but is not cheap to add one.
I have a 2100SR 2001 and I have similar problem. I just move the loads around. The cooler, water make a different where you keep it in the boat. You can seat the peoples in different spots to.
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For your 19' boat you may be able to use smart tabs that are less expensive than trim tabs. The actuator is spring loaded instead of an adjustable ram.
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Have any of u tested Hydrofoils to put on the sterndrive.

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Have any of u tested Hydrofoils to put on the sterndrive.

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I have not and Iím not fond of them as they increase stress on the cavitation plate of the drive as well as components on the transom assembly, neither of which were designed for this. Tabs apply lift stress directly to the transom.
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'Bow wander' at slow speeds is the nature of all boats. It is exacerbated with stern drives and outboards with the thrust all the way to the stern. You'll have to simply get used to anticipating and avoiding oversteering.

Lateral stability is either achieved through ballast or trim tabs. You're currently using human ballast to offset the variables like gear and passengers. Hydraulic or electric trim tabs would allow you to control the list without involving passengers.
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I'll second the recommendation on smart tabs. They are excellent at countering bow rise while accelerating to plane.
If you are doing water sports, a smaller pitch prop or 4-bladed prop is good for getting the boat level quickly.
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I have a 23sr and it has 4 buttons for the trim tab. Can I change it to have each tab to have a toggle switch.
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I have same as all you I also installed hydrofoils works great and removable just drill 6 holes way better ride makes a little wave for wakeboarding also multipurpose But bow rise is way better
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