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    Trim tab installation for gp1200

    In the picture...do I replace the plastic trim tabs with the aftermarket aluminum ones, or do I add on the aluminum ones behind the plastic ones?


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    what year ski is that?

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    98. I'm confused cause I thought I was supposed to remove the old tabs, but it looks like it wouldn't make sense if I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brhemmin View Post
    98. I'm confused cause I thought I was supposed to remove the old tabs, but it looks like it wouldn't make sense if I did.

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    No, you definitely need to remove them. Check out these instructions for reference.

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    Adam, either I can't see the instructions you posted because I'm on my phone or because you forgot to attach them. Either way, I have instructions from Pro-Tec already...not that they're really needed. It's pretty self explanatory. I'll check on a computer tomorrow anyway. Thanks.
    I'm just confused cause it seems like the geometry doesn't make sense if I were to remove the oem tabs. Are we sure those are the oem ones and not some other after market tab? Can anyone with the same ski with after market tabs post a picture or two for me?

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    It looks like you have the factory plastic tabs,if so yes remove them,the reason is they fall apart,you will be replacing them with stronger ones.

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    Surprised to see the plastic tabs are still there and not ripped off by now.

    I just installed the aluminum tabs last week. It's not a hard install. The worst part is removing the stinger/water box to get to the nuts on the port side.

    You do not want the Pro-Tec tabs. You want the aluminum tabs from this guy:

    George Kennedy
    hagetool (a) verizon (dot) net
    (take out spaces and replace punctuation)

    He had some in stock when I contacted him two weeks ago.

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    The Pro-Tec ones are aluminum, although they aren't quite as wide or as long as the oem tabs. Thickness is the same. Is this the way it's supposed to be or did I get sent the wrong ones?

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    Also, can someone put up a picture of their GP with new tabs?

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    Still trying to wrap my head around this. I guess Yamaha came out with two GP1200's in '98 and the late model had a slightly different hull, particularly with the trim tabs. Is this correct? So what I'm thinking is I have the early '98 but the pro-tec trim tabs I have are for the late '98. Is this a possibility? I bought these late last year because so many people said that they were a must, and Group K swears by them. Here are some more pictures. The last two pictures are of both tabs in place over the old one (with the rounded edge facing forward, obviously), just to show how the geometry doesn't make sense with either.

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