Bennett trim tabs

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by sjd0004, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I need to know where I can find just the tab itself on a bennett sport tab system. All that I have found so far is entire kits and actuators with the tab. I need just the tab and some help finding one.
     
  2. twitch

    twitch Well-Known Member

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    Call Bennett, they have great customer service.
     

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    ebay, craigslist, and marine surplus stores
     
  4. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Stevo,

    What Size Sport Tab do you have? The M80 is 8" side to side and 10" fore to aft, the M120 is 10" side to side and 12" front to back.

    Do you need the hinge plates that hold it to the transom as well?

    Sometimes we have slightly scuffed up Trim Tabs that we can't sell as new that we offer at a deep discount. If I know what size you need I would be happy to see if he have any of them in the scratch and scuff inventory.


    Tom McGow
    Bennett Marine
     
  5. twitch

    twitch Well-Known Member

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    That is what I was talking about!!

    Customer service at its finest.
     
  6. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Way to go Tom. You should make a post in the shill area as well.
     
  7. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army


    Welcome to the forum! Thanks for contributing [smiley=1-thumbsup3.gif]
     
  8. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

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    Can't say enough good things about Bennett.... every other company around would do well to serve their customers the way Bennett does (and their tab systems last years and years....).
     
  9. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys.

    DuckNut,

    What's the "shill area"?

    Tom
    Bennett Marine
     
  10. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Shill is slang for people who come on forums trying to promote their products on the sly. It is frowned upon on most forums but Microskiff embraced it by creating a section specifically for this purpose. It use to be called the shill section but as time went on and the site became well established the name was changed to the Commercial Zone. Click on the home button and its about 1/2 way down the page. Then check out the top thread for guidance on how to use it properly. ;)
     
  11. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks Tom_in-orl,

    I'll check it out, although I really don't have anything to say unless someone has a question about Trim Tabs that I can answer. . .

    Tom
    Bennett Marine
     
  12. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    The reason I ask is because I grounded my boat last weekend and ripped the tab off the transom. I went back the other day to the place that I grounded and actually found my tab so all of yalls help has been welcome but luckily no longer needed. Now I just have to repair the holes and re-mount. whew
     
  13. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Stevo,

    I'm glad you found the Trim Tab!

    Take a good look at the mounting plates that hold the Trim Tab to the transom and make sure they are not bent before you reuse them. If they are bent you might loose the Trim tab in the future.

    If it is bent, I can get you a good deal on a replacement.

    Also did the pin that holds the actuator (ram) to the Trim Tab break when it came off? I can mail you a replacement at no charge if you need a new one.

    Tom
    Bennett Marine
     
  14. Weedy

    Weedy Well-Known Member

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    Tom,

    I must say, I have delt with many, many, many marine vendors/suppliers while I was at Action Craft! I was the purchasing manager then customer service manger for many a years. In all the time there, I NEVER had another company that I bragged about like Bennett Marine! I even remember sending back pumps that had been under water and you guys would send me news in return at no charge! Kuddo's to you and the Bennett Marine!

    Weedy
     
  15. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks Weedy!

    Tom
     
  16. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sorry for the slow reply But yes the plate is bent slightly on the transom side where the bolt holes are. I was just going to put it in a vise and bend it back. The actual hinge part is fine. The pin is still in the actuator ram and the plastic hinge on the tab is broke. I ordered a new hinge and pin last night. The only difficult part was repairing the holes that were ripped in the transom. That is some pretty good customer service tabman. Makes me want to buy some stuff from you.
     
  17. Tommcgow

    Tommcgow I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sounds good Stevo, let me know if you have any trouble bending everything back in place and I will be happy to see how I can help.

    Tom
    Bennett Marine