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    Filling In Around Trim Tabs Y/N

    Hi guys is there any gains in fill in around the trim tabs with 5200 or not i have not read about it anywhere it s just a thought.

    Where filling in the bolt holes so why would this be any different or does it make the ski un safe to ride to much of a flat surface..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik72e View Post
    Hi guys is there any gains in fill in around the trim tabs with 5200 or not i have not read about it anywhere it s just a thought.

    Where filling in the bolt holes so why would this be any different or does it make the ski un safe to ride to much of a flat surface..

    I "think" John Abbott did some research on this a bit back.
    I vaguely remember the pics/talk over it.

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    big no-no, it destroyed my handling. I tried it and the ski did not like it. I had filled all the gaps with magnum steel and had sanded it smooth to meet the trim tabs and i also did the gaps between the plate and each tab.

    Took some speed away too. My guess is that the water needs those gaps for tension relief at the back of the hull.

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    i lost speed filling mine

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    I know of a guy who did it down here and got ejected...

    It changes the handling too much IMO too

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    I know of a guy who did it down here and got ejected...

    It changes the handling too much IMO too
    I have had no issues running my trim tabs sealed with
    silcone. But I know my handling package is different from
    Abbott's. So always be careful on anything new you try
    on your boat.

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    Thanks guys i don t feel like getting ejected lol i thought you would loose handling better ask before you start something i think.

    Abbott the Guru of GPR s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik72e View Post
    Abbott the Guru of GPR s
    i wouldn't go that far. I know very little compared to many people here. I still learn new things all the time, but i am a far cry from being a guru by any means.

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    for me it was a big nono. felt unsafe

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    Do Not Fill The Hull Area In From Of The Tabs.

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