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Fins or trim tabs

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by chadweiser, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. chadweiser

    chadweiser Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    west mansfield, ohio
    Ratings:
    +34 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    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
     
  2. zipper

    zipper Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    1,381
    Location:
    Milton, Vermont Lake Champlain
    Ratings:
    +1,960 / 18
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
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  3. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

    Messages:
    8,106
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +8,729 / 132
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    +1

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  4. chadweiser

    chadweiser Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    west mansfield, ohio
    Ratings:
    +34 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    That is the way I was leaning. Thanks for your input. I will get the lectrotabs order.
     
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  5. mark_m

    mark_m Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Ratings:
    +342 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    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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