When Charles Bennett invented the Trim Tab a little over 50 years ago, he did it with this in mind:
“We only work for one person…the boat owner.”
-Charles Bennett, 1961
Ever had to ask your passengers to move from one side to the other? After installing Bennett Trim Tabs, you never have to ask again. It will prevent your vessel from going into the “squatting state”, an uneven weight distribution that makes your boat harder to handle, even harder to get up on plane, and causes your boat to list to one side. Bennett Trim Tabs are designed to adjust for changing conditions, provide lift, and can even increase fuel efficiency by 30%.
Quieter than any other system on the market - No more scaring the fish away!
So what are Trim Tabs for? As your boat slows from maximum speed, it begins to settle at the stern or "squat," creating an inefficient, untrimmed condition, which in this state you use up more fuel when driving the boat. As the boat pushes forward, it creates a "hill of water." In this bow-high position, your visibility is limited and the bottom of the hull begins to take a beating. This inclination creates significant hull drag, an extreme prop angle, and reduces fuel economy.
Electric Trim Tabs combine cutting-edge technology with robust and water-tight actuators. This new "superior by design" technology resolves the issues that older systems have with breaking apart and water intrusion caused by design flaws and marine growth. While we strongly recommend hydraulic trim tabs for most applications, electric trim tab systems are suitable for: Trailered boats 17-28 ft and single actuator use. Wires are concealed and protected through the upper hinge = there are no exposed wires to the marine environment. Robust, water-tight black nylon actuator provides trouble-free operation. Main seal located high to protect against marine growth and water intrusion failures.
Bennett Marine Complete Trim Tab Kits are used for boats 19'-24', decrease the time in "Transition mode" between displacement and ‘plane-ing’, reduce fuel consumption, laboring of engines, hull stress, wake and pounding, eliminate squatting, listing and ‘porpoising’.
To this day, Bennett Marine customers have the advantage of the most reliable, worry and trouble-free system on the market. Their products are built to last, feature un-paralleled reliability, and years of maintenance free service.