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Fins or trim tabs

chadweiser

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Yamaha
Year
2017
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AR
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Which up grade first trim tabs or fins? I boat on Lake Erie which can get rough and fight wind and waves. I will eventually have both installed but can only do one at a time. Keep in mind I don’t have any trouble with docking this boat. Yeah it’s a 2017 AR240. Thanks for your help
 

zipper

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Milton, Vermont Lake Champlain
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Yamaha
Year
2007
Boat Model
AR
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Based on the info in your post above...Trim tabs. The best mod. I have done to my boat, followed closely by Cobra Ultimate fins and mega fangs.

Edit: Trim tabs greatly reduce the bouncing and porpoiseing of the bow. And make a choppy ride much more comfortable.
 
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swatski

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Based on the info in your post above...Trim tabs. The best mod. I have done to my boat, followed closely by Cobra Ultimate fins and mega fangs.
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mark_m

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Yamaha
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2007
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SX
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Hands down for Lake Erie, trim tabs. I have fins and made my crew seasick. But luckily no was spewed. With a southerly wind the lake was like glass. I took the boat up to geneva on the lake and cruised the lake almost to Mentor then back.

I have a sx230 and wonder if tabs are warranted. I really only lake Alum Creek and Ohio river boat.
 
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