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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2019 03:01 pm
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brothersgrimm1@gmail.com
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GOOD DAY.
ANY BODY TRIED SMART TRIM TABS. GOT A 16FOOT 6 SKI CRAFT WITH TWO 60HP YAMMAHA FOUR STROKES.
WHEN ON PLANE IT LISTS TO PORT.PLAYING AROUND WITH MOTOR TRIMS IT BECOMES A BIT BETTER.
THINKING OF PUTTING ON SMART TRIM TABS.

THANKS.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2019 07:31 pm
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willem wikkel spies
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it has been discussed at length before

do a search.
are you sure there is not water in the hull which is causing this?

somewhere a bell keeps on ringing......

do a search here on the forum
use key words.

like this...

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=43499&forum_id=19&highlight=listing+boat

http://www.sealine.co.za/search.php?s=1&q=listing+boat

remember 2x big engines turning props the same direction will cause the boat to lean over to the left also

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 Posted: Wed Feb 13th, 2019 01:14 pm
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If both your motors are tucked in, tilt your starboard motor out while running. The boat is probably listing due to prop rotation and/or weight distribution. It's a common thing with mono hulls and twin motor setups.

If you are running with both motors tilted out, trim down on the port motor. That should fix it. You can use hydraulic trim tabs but it's expensive and mainly used to help provide lift on heavy boats or for speed. It's also just another thing that can go wrong, and by properly trimming your motors you don't need it.

If that doesn't fix it, check for water as Willem suggests, however I think you'd know about it if it was.

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