Trim tabs on BW Montauk

IM2MONEY

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Jimmy
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any suggestions would be appreciated. I have a 2009 BW Montauk 19 foot with a 115 hp. I’ve been thinking about putting trim tabs on it to help in bumpy seas. Will tabs help or is it a waste? Thanks

Jimmy
 
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calicopro

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Larry
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17' Boston Whaler Montauk.... "Chocolate Bass"
I just installed a set of Bennet self leveling trim tabs on my 17' Montauk. I have only trialed them in the bay so far, but when I have my family aboard with me, the tabs make a HUGE difference when attacking boat swell and wind chop. I love how the boat rides more bow down and really smooths out the ride. Another plus is that the boat planes at a lower speed than it did before 15-16mph vs. 19mph.
The one negative though is that when I'm by myself the ride is a lot more wonky I think the technical term is chine walking. So I wish I would have installed trim tabs that could be adjusted from the helm underway. The ones I have can be adjusted to fix the problems that I have when I'm alone, but the boat has to be on the trailer to do it.

So I would definitely recommend them, but since your boat is larger I would go with tabs that can be adjusted while underway.
 
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?? fisherman

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I would start with a Doel fin and go from there.

Edit: Thought this was for a 15' Whaler..... now see it's a 19' Whaler Montauk. Tabs probably wouldn't be a bad idea, although I've yet to put them on my 19' Kencraft.

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Arima-bob

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Although my boat isn't a whaler, it is an ass heavy 17' boat. Trim tabs made a world of difference to me. I went with Lenco's and the LED switch. Wasn't cheap, but worth every penny!
 
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