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  • Trim Tabs Mako 230

    I ran the custom search and could not find info on best trim size for a 230.

    On a side note, I was given a set of used Lenco's when I bought the bought the boat. They are 12x12. I have contacted Lenco on how to test them. (Hook them up. I get that). I ran leads from one of my motorcycles (12v) directly to the tabs. Neither tab responded. Next step is to remove the controls and attach the power to the boat batteries and make all connections and test. If they work, then I'll install them.

  • #2
    12 x 12 is a very good size for your 230. That's what I would recommend!

    Tom McGow

    Bennett Marine

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    • #3
      12 x 12 is a very good size for your 230. That's what I would recommend!

      Tom McGow

      Bennett Marine

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      • #4
        12x12 is about what the ones on my 230 are.

        Great improvement to the boat for sure.
        1990 Mako 230[br]1999 Mercury 225 EFI[br]2004 Lund Alaskan 1600[br]2005 Mercury Bigfoot 25[br]Wrentham MA[br]

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        • #5
          If you cant get the ones you have to work then I would go with Bennetts, as you can see support is second to none.
          David, New Kent, Va[br]



          [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Tabman


            12 x 12 is a very good size for your 230. That's what I would recommend!


            Tom McGow

            Bennett Marine


            Nice to see you on here. Just read a post on Hull Truth from 2017 with you discussing Bennett's ATP system. It looks to be the bomb.

            Hypothetically speaking, which is better or what makes the deciding factor between electric and hydraulic TT systems? You guys invented hydraulic tabs in 59 and electric in 61, if memory serves. Both are still around today with one not replacing the other. Curious what the pro's con's are that require both in the market place.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Triplecrownnc


              If you cant get the ones you have to work then I would go with Bennetts, as you can see support is second to none.



              If the Lenco's weren't given to me, I'd be looking at buying Bennett's. They have a solid rep.

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              • #8
                I connected the Lenco's and they work. Where is the best mounting location given the location of the strakes and c*****? I've read that tabs should be 1-4" in from the chine, but also 2" above strakes. If outward is best, I will move the transponder inward and lower. The Lenco video states 3/8" up from hull at transom and 3/4" up from hull at trailing edge of tab, which is the fully retracted position.




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