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by erictetterton
21 Oct 2018, 09:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

So far I am impressed with them. I am still tuning them to find the best performance with my setup. I agree that being able to order different springs in different poundage would be nice. Mine came with 57# springs. The SLT 10 comes with 90# springs. One thing that I have considered is trimming a co...
by erictetterton
12 Oct 2018, 01:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

Your problem isn’t the taps. It’s the long shaft motor on that transom. With the jackplate all the way up , in the pic. The prop to pad is still to low. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Jack plate all the way up, the cavitation plate is 2” above the bottom of the boat. It’s just high enough that I ...
by erictetterton
12 Oct 2018, 01:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

Problem is the hull. They put those "tabs" on it to band-aid a hull design problem. There's many ways to deal with that, from a manufacturing standpoint. They found the cheapest and easiest. Seen more than a few guys beat a hook into the last few inches of the hull to stop this exact issue (porpois...
by erictetterton
11 Oct 2018, 22:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

Your problem isn’t the taps. It’s the long shaft motor on that transom. With the jackplate all the way up , in the pic. The prop to pad is still to low. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Jack plate all the way up, the cavitation plate is 2” above the bottom of the boat. It’s just high enough that I ...
by erictetterton
11 Oct 2018, 21:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

It's hard to see the tabs in your photos, so I may be off base here, but it looks to me that they would be more effective if they were larger. Maybe you can just add some material with stainless steel screws, overlap needs to go with the water flow. Yeah the tabs present from the factory are someth...
by erictetterton
11 Oct 2018, 20:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Bennett SLT6 trim tabs? Anyone running them?

So I’m running an Alweld 1448LA with a 25hp Yamaha 4 stroke. I have a Atlas micro hydraulic jack plate. 3 blade SRA3 prop. Boat has manual trim tabs welded on from the factory, but the boat still porpoises on occasion when entering a headwind, making running a hassle due to having to stop and re-adj...
by erictetterton
28 Nov 2017, 01:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

That hydroturf did you get it with the 3M adhesive on the back or did you use contact cement, and does it hold up as well as carpet or does it deteriorate quicker? Looks like i could do hydroturf for about the same price as a decent carpet and I like the look of the hydroturf! I got mine without th...
by erictetterton
10 Nov 2017, 18:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Love it! I will not have another boat without it. Super easy to put down as well
by erictetterton
05 Nov 2017, 10:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Thanks. I really like the motor so far. I only have 30 hours on it so far but I have no complaints. I hope it lasts a really long time
by erictetterton
04 Nov 2017, 17:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Thanks. She was 4.9lbs. My biggest trout ever. Not a bad way to break in the new boat
by erictetterton
02 Nov 2017, 18:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Almost done with the turf
by erictetterton
01 Nov 2017, 19:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Microjacker installed
by erictetterton
01 Nov 2017, 19:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

Installed hydro turf on the aluminum floor to dampen the sound and keep your feet cool during the summer.
by erictetterton
01 Nov 2017, 02:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

The performance of this motor is great on this boat, however since I do not have power t/t, I decided the manual jack plate was not the most efficient for my setup. I decided to switch out the manual jack plate for a Atlas micro jacker hydraulic one. This will allow me to bury the prop on takeoff an...
by erictetterton
01 Nov 2017, 02:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alweld 1448LA build
Replies: 16
Views: 2865

Alweld 1448LA build

I switched out the small stock trailer tires with bigger, radial tires and some cool aluminum wheels