Dometic’s next-generation smart-trim tab system brings a completely new level of precision control and many technical advantages including user programmability.
Among the many unique features this system provides is a sophisticated Control Area Network (CAN) operation that allows for digital position commands instead of timed analogue duration.
The intuitive dial control provides LEDs that accurately indicate tab position and programmable settings (Home/Favourite) that make it easy to obtain preferred vessel position. The Smart Dial can also be turned manually to intuitively level the boat quickly as conditions change.
“The CAN-based, intelligent actuator at the heart of this system is a true game-changer for the industry,” said Eric Fetchko, President of Dometic Marine.
“Boatbuilders will be able to set modes like Hole Shot that can deploy the tabs based on RPM and then slowly retract to the desired position to plane the boat. We’ve replaced operator guesswork with technology and precision performance,” added Fetch.
Additional high-tech features include Auto Retract when the operator selects Joystick Mode, turns the key off, or moves the shift controls to reverse. This system’s Safe Mode will also auto retract the tabs if communication is lost.
To ensure reliable performance in challenging conditions and on today’s larger, heavier boats, this system features a higher load-carrying capacity in both push and pull applications, and superior actuator sealing to prevent common leaks.