Tabman wrote: »
Wow, there are a few issues with this design that are going to make installing any brand of off the shelf almost impossible.
As you point out the "difference" (it looks closer to 14-1/2" to me) is going to rule out finding a stock Tab with enough chord (fore to aft measurement). Also with the actuator (ram) positioned on the trailing edge of the Tab the standard strokes of Lenco or Bennett will yield a reduced amount of deflection, although the increased surface area of a longer chord will make up for that a little bit.
The next issue is the height of that little step before the overhang. It looks to be 1/2" - 3/4", that's not enough room to mount the hinge plate for a Tab. The hinge plate would have to be installed on the bottom and screwed up into the hull. This can be done with any brand.
To attach the actuator to the transom you will need to position where it attaches to the trailing edge of the Trim Tab far enough aft so the cylinder body does not strike the transom when the Trim Tabs are in the full down position.
Also with the long chord the Tab will need to be reinforced to prevent cupping. One way to do that would to bend the sides of the Trim Tabs up 1" to increase its rigidity.
I know that we (Bennett) don't have anything that will fit and I suspect the same for Lenco.
On way to proceed may be to find a fabricator who can custom make the Tabs and by the rest of the components from a Trim Tab manufacturer.
perlman1234 wrote: »
Dude tabs make a 3000 dollar difference