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In Reply to: Trim Tabs posted by bstotz on May 01, 2001 at 17:43:39:
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.
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