Bent Bennett Trim Tabs on 2006 290DA

Discussion in 'Bennett Trim Tabs Vendor Forum' started by Bay B's, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Bay B's

    Bay B's New Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Podickory Point, MD
    2006 290 Sundancer, 2 Raymarine C70s, GPS, AIS SHS, RADAR, DSM-250, Avon RAB 2.81
    Twin Mercruiser 5.0 MPI w/Bravo I Drives, Honda 2HP
    Bent stock Bennett Trim Tabs on 2006 290DA.
    Possible to fix or have to replace? They are not straight/flat. They have bowed "up". I suspect heavy seas for several hours on a trip this summer unless the marina's forklift bent them taking boat out of water (yes, tabs were in up position).
    Wondering if bending them back is OK and if so best method to do so.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. redneck joe

    redneck joe New Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    1979 2357 Montego
    2003 3500 5.9 Dodge
    260 HP Mercruiser, new SEI outdrive
    post some pics and i bet tabman will be along shortly.
  3. Tabman

    Tabman Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    The Tab Cave
    Bay Bs,

    Yes can you post some pictures please? Also include the measurements of the Tabs as well. That way I can give you a better idea what might have caused the bends and what may be the best way to fix / replace them. It is very unusual for rough seas to bend the Tabs.

    If it is easier you can just send the photos to

    Tom McGow
    Bennett Marine
  4. pauljameshome

    pauljameshome New Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Solent, UK
    Sea Ray 215 Express, Mercruiser 5.0 - Built 2000
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Hi, I saw this thread but could not see the conclusion. I have a SeaRay 215 Express Cruiser and I thought I had raised both the Trim tabs, but unfortunately had only raised one. When the fork lift got under it, they bent the tab up. How can I gently bend it back into shape if this is possible please?

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