Auto trim tabs

Richey rich

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Sep 23, 2012
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Lake St Clair
Boat Info
2010 Sea Ray 450 SunDancer
Engines
Twin 480 Cummins w/Zeus pods
Wonder if anyone can help me out. On my 2010 450 with Zeus pod, my auto trim tabs are working somewhat as they should. Meaning, they are definitely moving around as I’m cruising and keep me mostly flat however I seem to list just a bit to the port side while under way. I know they are working so my question is. Is there some sort of recalibration I can do to “reset” the tabs? Obviously when I’m neutral they always reset back to all the way up so that’s not what I mean. Hopefully this makes sense. Maybe it’s just not a perfect system. While under way and I am listing to the port side if I turn auto off and manually adjust the tab it works as it should.
 
@Richey rich
I haven't experienced your issue but I also don't run my auto tabs constantly.
FWIW, my procedure is to engage the auto tabs before I throttle up, and once on plane I turn them off. Typically I give a bit of nose down after that, as my boat seems to run happier there.
YMMV, but hope it helps.
 
@Richey rich
I haven't experienced your issue but I also don't run my auto tabs constantly.
FWIW, my procedure is to engage the auto tabs before I throttle up, and once on plane I turn them off. Typically I give a bit of nose down after that, as my boat seems to run happier there.
YMMV, but hope it helps.[/QUOTE


yes, that helps a lot. I thought because the tabs and steering work together on these pods that AUTO was recommended. but getting on plane and then adjusting as needed makes more sense.
 
On my way back from my trip this weekend I experienced all most the same thing, as the boat was leaning to port a lot.
I try to put them on hold on did not help.
The boat has two types of tabs which ones are you talking about, I assume the Lenco auto glide as these will move the boat in all directions.
The other tabs are on the pods and they help you get on plane and optima fuel burn.
I did a lot a research on this today and this is what I found.
These tab get info from the GPS, motors, and a GPS antenna and it all calculated and the tab move to plain the boat and get optima fuel burn.
You can put the Lenco tabs into a test mode by turn on the keys on to motors, There will be no lights on the pad, hold all 4 up and down button at the same time for 4 sec and the 4 corners will light up you are now in test mode and you can operate the tabs up and down to see if they are working.
You can also check GPS data, GPS speed and Engine data with the lights blinking.
If you google Lenco Auto Glide tabs there is a manual that you can download and print it out and go to the boat and do the tests.
So far all my tabs are go, But when I tested the data I did not get all good lights, Will call tech support tomorrow 772-288-2662
Good luck with yours.
 
@Richey rich
I haven't experienced your issue but I also don't run my auto tabs constantly.
FWIW, my procedure is to engage the auto tabs before I throttle up, and once on plane I turn them off. Typically I give a bit of nose down after that, as my boat seems to run happier there.
YMMV, but hope it helps.
I am sure this is the tabs on the pods as I do the same thing, The guy who surveyed the boat said they move up and down with every wave and I will be fixing them all the time.
Lenco auto glide on all the time.
 
I am sure this is the tabs on the pods as I do the same thing, The guy who surveyed the boat said they move up and down with every wave and I will be fixing them all the time.
Lenco auto glide on all the time.
I don’t have auto glide just the standard tabs on the pods. The auto function definitely gets me on plane quick and works just fine, I just lean a bit. Wondered if there was an adjustment for that or like @Shaps suggested I will switch to manual once on plane and make that slight adjustment.
 
I don't have any lenco tabs either. Just the tabs that are incorporated with the pods
 

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