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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 AM
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Hey prostar205, do you by chance have any technical drawings or expanded parts list for the trim tab its self? I'm gonna make the tab (maybe) in my family machine shop (cnc) and if I had drawings/measurements and any things you'd do different to the tab let me know as Id have the opportunity to add or delete or modify. your install looks great!!
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:57 AM
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Wow, was reading through this old thread and think I may have to do this. How does it affect the wave at different speeds? I board and surf. Can't believe the price of the gauge module. Leave those off and it saves $400!
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PS 205-- so....how skiable is the new wake? I'm looking at adding a Trim Tab to my 04 X30 to make the wake more slalom friendly. Thanks much!
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:28 PM
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PS 205-- so....how skiable is the new wake? I'm looking at adding a Trim Tab to my 04 X30 to make the wake more slalom friendly. Thanks much!
My reasons for installing the trim tab were to reduce the propoising of the boat - which it did nicely.

I would say the tab also flattened out the wake a lot but don't expect your X-30 to ski like a PS190 or smaller direct drive boat. Depending on what you are used to skiing behind, I think you will find this tab cures several issues with our hull design.

I absolutely love it and I've had it on there for 3-4 years. I would definately do the guage if you can. It is nice to have.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:31 PM
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Has anyone done this on a 190/197? I have an 02 without the hooked hull and I would like to cut the wing off the rudder and add a movable tab..........great thread.
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:19 PM
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Nice install, looks good

Have you looked at surf tabs yet
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:57 PM
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I'm currently tackling this project. Thanks for the thread! If you don't mind, I have a few pics of minor differences/changes that I'd like to post on this thread to keep info in 1 spot.

1 question, though! How/where did the gauge pigtail get wired? I don't have all the parts yet, but the one wiring schematic I have from the Lenco actuator isn't giving me any hints.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:34 PM
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Post pictures and I'll try to help.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:25 PM
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I did more research this weekend about the trim gauge wiring and have most of it sorted. I think I just need to find out where the Lenco signal wire is located and tap into it.

Anyway, 1st item I tackled was to counter-sink the drain hole.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:29 PM
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I found a late model take-off wake plate from an X-Star on EBay. I clearance-cut the trailing edge as it needed a 9-degree bend on each side to flow with the transom. I fab'd a bending brake out of 4X4's, a metal bar that had an angle cut edge, a jack and my boat trailer. Measured 5 times...bent once.

I had a friend TIG weld the cuts, then gave the Powder-Coater $30.
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