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Old 11-28-2010, 03:36 PM
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Has anyone experienced Lenco Trim Tabs releasing while under power? Recently our Port tab will release while underway. Saturday, the Port tab released just after planning off and the Starboard tab stayed in position. Almost threw the wife and I out with such a sudden turn,list.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:49 PM
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Does it have the auto retract setup. Could be loosing power or faulty actuator. You could swap the wires to the actuator to see if the problem moves to the other side. If it doesn't it's probley the control box or switch. They should plug in at the actuator.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:51 PM
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Good question there. Sounds like a defective actuator or control box. Best bet is to call Lenco Marine (772-288-2662) first thing tomorrow and speak with them about your issue. Thier customer service is awesome and easy to deal with.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:18 PM
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Good question there. Sounds like a defective actuator or control box. Best bet is to call Lenco Marine (772-288-2662) first thing tomorrow and speak with them about your issue. Thier customer service is awesome and easy to deal with.

Thanks for the info MRCFISH & JJR. Will contact Lenco Monday.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:20 PM
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Default As said above its probably a control problem because it cant just release or contract

They are not hydraulic or air. They are mechanical. Lenco has always stood behind their product and made them right
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:52 PM
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It's actualy an electric acuator
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:32 PM
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They work just like a screw jack and no way for it to collapse without the electric motor running. I also think it's something to do with the auto retrack wire being loose. All it has to do is lose power for a second and they will retract and not go back down until you push the button.
Did it work afterwards OK?
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I have a spare control box if you end up in need of it, just PM me and if its the one you need for your system Im sure we can work out a deal, and it is new also.......
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Originally Posted by parrott View Post
They work just like a screw jack and no way for it to collapse without the electric motor running. I also think it's something to do with the auto retrack wire being loose. All it has to do is lose power for a second and they will retract and not go back down until you push the button.
Did it work afterwards OK?

They always go back down and when we get on plane, full to half throttle, they retract. Lenco said the actuator was bad and are sending a replacement.
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I have a spare control box if you end up in need of it, just PM me and if its the one you need for your system Im sure we can work out a deal, and it is new also.......
Thanks for the offer. Will see if the replacements work first.
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