Thread: Trim Tab backing plate question?
11-16-2007, 01:20 PM #1
Trim Tab backing plate question?
I need some advice from those of You that have removed or replaced your TRIM TAB backing plates. I am building a battery box for the conversion skis and don't feel like ripping half a ski apart to figure it out.
-When you remove the support plates, is the area flat or raised? Does it have the octagon raised floor or is it flat?
11-16-2007, 01:21 PM #2
Mark, my highlighter hull is here at work. I will go look real quick.
11-16-2007, 01:26 PM #3
Well, even though that hull has VERY little glue in it, its still going to take some heat to get the plates out. If you can not get a definate answer I need to pull them out to reaplace them anyway. I wont have time to do so until Monday or Tuesday though.
11-16-2007, 01:28 PM #4
I'm in no rush. I was going to build one for Joe first, before his tie down broke holding his battery. I'm doing one for the cf ski, but the inner liner is much different than a stock ski, so I didn't want to pooch it up for him.
11-16-2007, 01:29 PM #5
....might be something that could be translated to a GPR for those wanting to get that last bit of weight to the back.
11-16-2007, 01:53 PM #6
i have mine off Mark..
they are not hexagonal or anything.
the insert part protrudes down thru the hull.
there's a nipple in the middle of the bracket that kinda presses into the hull.
unless the newer GPRs are different than my 00 GPR trim tab brackets.
mine came out very easily... no heat or anything. just put a chisel under there and one swift smack and they poppped right up
11-16-2007, 03:10 PM #7
11-16-2007, 09:26 PM #8
Those brackets are rivet into the hull, one on each bracket, but
I think the bracket is drill for two, you just have one thur your
hull. Just drill out the rivet and they come right out. Its pretty
A quick note for people, for a better seal its best to add another rivet to your bracket when your not running tabs at all, this helps your bracket stay in place and keep water out at high speed.
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