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Old 08-08-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default anyone replace their trim tabs?

how old was the boat when then needed to be changed?
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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I would expect that the tabs will last a good long time, unless they are damaged or rotting away. Id' expect a seal in the rams or a pump to go before the actual tabs went. What is your specific problem or concern that has you looking to replace the tabs?
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one trim tab was half slide out of the hinge, and the other side was completely off the hinge, making the tab down one big parking break.

the end on the tab hinge was rusted off, so i'm guessing the nub that locks the tab in was gone and the water pressure worked them out.

its a 2000, and one tab has a rust hole thru it the size of a dime.

think i will put all new in with an led tab indicator.
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Hi,
We replaced both trim tabs two years ago. Ordered them directly from Bennett for about $340 (36 x 12 df)
Ours had not been zinced correctly and had ragged edges that were eaten away. We had them installed and painted when we hauled for the bottom to be painted.
The people at Bennett were very helpful. They work great now.
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