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    What Trim Tabs are faster?

    I am now using the R&Ds that have been cut and mirrorred. They look really cool, but are they faster than the stock tabs? I was recently told that the stock tabs are faster. What is everyone using and why? Thanks.


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    yes, the stock tabs are plastic and flex. the cut and polished ones are the way to go. have you shimmed the tabs down??? i have washers under all 8 bolts. try to use same thickness under each. i am now at .160 thickness

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUCKMYWAKE
    i have washers under all 8 bolts. try to use same thickness under each. i am now at .160 thickness
    what is .160 thicnes in Millimetres

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    aprox. 4mm

    later cd

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    Dont go by what others tell you. Every boat is different and responds to parts and mods different.
    Take the R&D tabs off and put the stock tabs on and do some back to back tests.
    I did back to back tests of stock tabs, no tabs and R&D tabs and found the R&D tabs to be the fastest. These are my findings on my boat, you may have different results. It would be interesting for someone else to try this and see what there outcome is.

    MY tests.http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12310

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    stock 00 metal stock tabs polished/sanded is what I have.

    adjustments vary with each ski as speedjunky said.

    every boat is different.

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    Thanks for the replies. I bought the R&D tabs and sent them to Jim, along with the ride plate. They both have that great mirror finish.

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    Jim does very good work !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951
    Jim does very good work !
    Yes he does.

    I guess I should get off my butt and get my tabs polished

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    What process is everyone using to polish their tabs and rideplates? My rideplate is a bit oxidized from freshwater, its time to polish it i guess.

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