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Offline First Cabin

Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2018, 06:26:07 PM »
I run 8x10 Bennett on my 17 and they work just fine.  I’ll never again own an Arima without trim tabs.  Adding them is like getting a new boat.

When the water get’s rough, deploy the tabs, push the front down and plow home comfortably.  Usually out in the salt, it isn’t how fast you can go, but how slow you can stay on plane that is important.  Many days I’m coming in about 12mph.

If you’ve never had tabs on your boat, you don’t know what your missing.  Of course if you boat on a lake, they probably aren’t needed.  But even then, it sure is nice to be able to balance the load with the touch of a button.
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Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2018, 04:26:17 AM »
Fisherdv you have a PM
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Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2018, 06:35:49 PM »
 Trim tabs are done. I ended up going with the 9x12 tabs. Other members have this same size and say they work great. I also took into consideration that when the water is rough I want to be able to stay on plane as slow of a speed as possible. I feel the 9x12 size will have the most lift at those slower speeds vs the 9x9. Install went well, just a bit time consuming. I also used the LED switch. I decided to just run the wires over the top of the transom vs drilling the holes. They would end up in the splash well either way so I didn’t think it was necessary to drill more holes. Thank you guys for all the advice. Hope I made the right choice

« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 08:15:10 PM by Fisherdv »
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2018, 12:06:23 AM »

Looks good. Very nice install.   :applause:

Now you are probably going to want an in-hull transducer. My Humminbird came with instructions for my transom mount transducer which explained how to glue it in-hull (not thru-hull).

I have never tried this, but others have done it and seem happy with the results.

Seems like there would be some signal loss, but I guess it is not noticeable.  :shrug9:
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Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2018, 05:15:44 AM »
My transducer is still on the transom just to the left of the starboard tab. Hard to see in that pic because of the prop blade.
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline amazing grace

Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2018, 06:07:03 AM »
yes, nice job. I look forward to getting a report or two on performance. Sure there will be a learning curve. Congrats.
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2018, 06:46:13 AM »
   Fisher;   Good job..........looks neat.  I like those Lencos.  I'd bet a lot less work to install than hydros. 

Yat
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2018, 03:01:05 PM »
Looks great, nice and even placement on them.:clap:  I think you're going to be really happy with them, especially on those choppy SF bay days.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 03:06:03 PM by AJFishin »
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Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2018, 03:11:43 PM »
Looks good!

John
Sea Chaser 1511, Yamaha F70, Yamaha F6 kicker

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Re: Are 9x9 Lencos big enough for a 16SC?
« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2018, 06:43:26 PM »
Thanks guys, I’ll start another thread on the performance review
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