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Redink
10-19-2016, 08:37 PM
Looking to replace my "Trim Master" trim tabs and install external steering this winter. Found the Trim Master is out of business would like to replace with Lenco or Bennett electric tabs. However, looks like I will have filled holes showing as the Trim Master's have 4 screw bracket pattern and the Lenco as well as Bennett's are three screw. Any feedback about electric trim tabs would be appreciated. For the steering I have found threads here that guys like the Zeiger product. Also mention where to buy. Pat McPherson has mention these two projects might also be on his plate this winter. Would sure like to hear his thoughts. He helped with the selection of a prop for me last year.

http://www.diamondperformanceparts.com/product.php?productid=16699&js=n

Ken

Conquistador_del_mar
10-20-2016, 01:59 AM
IMCO also makes a good steering system. I have IMCO on my 28' Warlock and it works perfect - solid, stout and plenty of bling.

Morgan's Cloud
10-20-2016, 06:54 AM
Please don't ditch the Trimmaster stuff .
I wouldn't mind a few spares if it's all in working condition !

Pat McPherson
10-20-2016, 03:49 PM
I have K-Planes so no planned changes there.
Both Zeiger and Imco have single piston "add on" systems that will fit within the limited room my boat has between the transom assembly and K-Plane.
I prefer the Imco drive mount so leaning that direction.

CHACHI
10-20-2016, 07:36 PM
Zieger, very happy with it.

Bennett rams with a Canadian tab.

Name escapes me, but Mr. Carter would know.

gcarter
10-20-2016, 10:10 PM
Zieger, very happy with it.

Bennett rams with a Canadian tab.

Name escapes me, but Mr. Carter would know.

I think the company name was Martini??????
I don't recall the fabricator's name, but I know it's in my thread somewhere.
Poor guy ended his own life. What a shame. I really enjoyed working w/him.

gcarter
10-20-2016, 10:26 PM
This is the stern of my 22C Testa Rossa.
You can also put together your own system using Hynautic K5B cylinders, and various other pieces. It can be done for probably less than half the price of other systems.
The tabs are Hynautic Power Planes. They're great tabs, but you'll probably
never find any like this.

Ed Donnelly
10-21-2016, 01:06 AM
I think the company name was Martini??????
I don't recall the fabricator's name, but I know it's in my thread somewhere.
Poor guy ended his own life. What a shame. I really enjoyed working w/him.

It wa Martini Boats and his name was Brian Kamraft.
The gentleman that called me about his death was his friend an R.C.M.P.officer
A fellow on this site tried to buy tthe company but I think it fell through..Ed


PS. Having fun yet George?.......Ed

Pat McPherson
10-21-2016, 09:04 AM
Hey GCarter,
I see Tab indicators. Whatcha got there? I've looked into them and everything I found is way more than I'd spend...

gcarter
10-21-2016, 12:44 PM
Hey Patrick, the Hynautic Power Plane package was unique in that it combined tab controls
and indicators in two paddles that protruded through the dash in two vertical slots.
Very easy to use and you always know where your tabs are.
Maybe I'll post pictures later.
We're traveling in the Texas Hill country now.

gcarter
10-21-2016, 12:48 PM
PS. Having fun yet George?......Ed

Yes Ed, we're having a great time around Kerrville and Fredricksberg, Tx.

CHACHI
10-21-2016, 01:38 PM
Yes Ed, we're having a great time around Kerrville and Fredricksberg, Tx.
.............any Que?

Ken

gcarter
10-21-2016, 09:12 PM
.............any Que?

Ken

Ken, as in lines???? :confused:

gcarter
10-21-2016, 10:08 PM
Patrick, here's a picture of when I was dis-assembling the controls.
You can see the micro switches on either side of the paddle.
If you were to push the paddle to the left, one of the tabs would go up.
The arm to the lower right would have a control cable attached to it, so
that the tab rises, and pushes the paddle upward in the dash slot.
To lower the tab, push to the right, the switch engages, runs the tab down,
the control cable lowers the paddle in its slot.
Neat, huh?

gcarter
10-21-2016, 10:16 PM
Here's a picture of the tab controls installed.

Conquistador_del_mar
10-22-2016, 12:54 AM
Yes Ed, we're having a great time around Kerrville and Fredricksberg, Tx.

George,
If you have any interest there is a really good arrowhead show on Saturday in Fredericksburg at the Lady Bird Johnson Park (Pioneer Pavilion) from 8AM to 4PM on HWY16 South.

gcarter
10-22-2016, 09:45 AM
Thanks Bill but there's a Wine and Food Festival in Fredericksburg and a motorcycle show in Luckenbach.

Pat McPherson
10-24-2016, 08:35 AM
Here's a picture of the tab controls installed.

If I keep my boat long enough to rebuild the dash, I will add some sort of tab indicators...

yeller
10-24-2016, 01:19 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about which brand of steering to buy. It's a pretty low-tech item. Hydraulic rams have been around for eons. Personally, I bought my system based on price and I don't see any difference between it and the higher priced items. In fact, it is even better in some ways.

gcarter
10-24-2016, 08:30 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about which brand of steering to buy. It's a pretty low-tech item. Hydraulic rams have been around for eons. Personally, I bought my system based on price and I don't see any difference between it and the higher priced items. In fact, it is even better in some ways.

I agree.
My steering system is probably the most reliable system on the boat.