Trim Tab Install Question

Papa "J"

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  • May 8, 2003
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    I replaced the actuators for my trim tabs.

    Extended them open and left overnight to make sure there is no leaking.

    boat is currently on the trailer but may go in the water for 6-8 months a year.

    The actuators and any holes in the transom are below the water line.

    My typical rule of thumb is anything below the water line gets 5200.

    Is it necessary in this case? Is it overkill?

    The boat is a 1998 so I am hoping if I use 5200 I will never have to mess with new actuators for at least 15 years if I still even have the boat.
     
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    kindafishy

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    we think alike, below the waterline....5200.
     
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    • I installed mine and used 5200. That's a pretty good size hole thru the transom and the matting surface on the actuator is small and has pressure transferred to it from the tabs. Transom's are the last place you want water leeching in,,,gregg
     
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    Papa "J"

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    Already done 5200 it was. Figured I wasn't planning on ever removing so hopefully I will not have any other issues with them as long as I own the boat.

    Thanks guys!!
     
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    brokeass boater

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    too many people get intimidated by 5200. I taken dozens of different component's apart sealed with 5200. Not saying its always easy, just very doable,,,gregg
     
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    sbsurfer

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    If the transom is all composite just use 5200, if there's wood then overdrill the holes, fill with an epoxy/filler mix, re-drill to the correct size and bolt on the hardware for the trim tabs using 5200.
     
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