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mcauliffesean



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:52 am    Post subject: Permatrim, trim tabs and engine wedge - wedge needed? Reply with quote

So my 2006 C-Dory 22 with a 90hp Honda has a permatrim, trim tabs and an engine wedge. I have researched everything I can find and trying to decide if I need to keep the wedge? I understand the advantage of the wedge to allow the motor to tuck further under the boat for increased bow down ability. Are there disadvantages and do I need all three? Anyone else have this setup? I will be doing some work so I have to decide to put the wedge back or remove it.
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SM

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thataway



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C-Dory Year: 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had trim tabs and permatrim, on 2 C Dory 25's, one C Dory22 (my first one had neither). The Tom Cat 255, I added permatrims to, and I don't think it improved the boat.

I have never used a wedge. I don't think adding increased "down/forward trim" is of much benefit, unless the boat is severely over loaded.

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