Welcome! Need support, you got it. Or share you ideas and experiences.
Looking to put trim tabs on a center console.
I like the lencos since they are all electric. No hydrolic
lines or pumps ect.
Looks like a good solution.
Just looking for some other opinons.
Thanks in advance
The Lenco's are a good product, but the Bennett hydraulics are also pretty good. Having had both brands I prefer the Lencos for my current situation. I have a Hell's Bay Whipray shallow water skiff and the Lencos are simpler to install, do not compromise the interior space with a hydraulic pump, and are lighter than the Bennetts. The skiff has hull weight of 360 pounds, so weight is really critical. Cons on the Lencos are the switches ( I am on my second set) which, compared to the Bennett rocker switches, are poorly made imho. The Lencos are very fast, which takes some getting used to, and are noisy as the dickens (you have to retract them before arriving on the flat, or you will put the fish down). I also have Bennetts on my current offshore boat, a Blackfin, and they are original...20+ years old!! I doubt the seals in the actuators of the Lencos will last that long, if you keep the boat in the water, as I do with the Blackfin.
I hope that this sheds some light on your choice. Best of luck.
Years ago our family had a 20ft. deep V cabin cruiser w/ hydraulic-electric trim tabs--worked well to get the old deep girl up on a plane. Definate maintaince situation after a time, leaks... The Lenco product should fuction longer over a period of time given the simpler system.
Trim Tabs still don't seem to cure a running fault w/ short LOA deep V hulls (17 to 24 degrees deadrise at the transom) namely the ability to cruise at 12 to 18 knots--the speed that allows the skipper to keep an eye on the boat as well as the water ahead and still be planing---in a relaxed manner. Without the tabs, at this speed and this type of hull, the bow is in a nose up attitude that forces the helmsperson to stand to operate the boat. Add trim tabs and one can bring the bow down but at the expense of burning more fuel, creating a noisy bow wave and sloppy steering. A hull that would give a soft 'level' ride... How about John Atkin's "Ninigret"? Or maybe a mid '80's "Shamrock"? Or... Bryon's "HandyBilly"...? Or....?
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