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SeaStar Standard Trim Tabs: Turn Up Your Ride

Dometic introduces an innovative trim tab system that uses intuitive dial controller to provide boaters with simple operation and ride control.

SeaStar Standard Trim Tabs

SeaStar Standard Trim Tabs

Accessory manufacturer Dometic has taken the guesswork out of adjusting trim tabs for maximum hull planing and fuel efficiency. The new SeaStar Standard Trim Tabs feature an intelligent actuator system and intuitive dial controller that put precision ride control at the fingertips.

The dial controller provides a better level of control and precision than with tactile switches. While this controller is intelligent, it also intuitive. The boater just turns the dial in the direction he wants to level the boat, and the actuators respond quickly and precisely to adjust the ride.

There are also Bow Up and Bow Down buttons for manual adjustment, and a Favorite Button that lets boaters easily save a desired tab position, which makes it easy to return to a boat's "sweet spot" ride position with the touch of a finger.

Take a look for yourself with this video.

Further simplifying operation are LEDs that indicate port and starboard tab positions. The dial controller also features Auto Brightness that senses ambient light conditions and adjusts the dial brightness for optimum visibility.

Heavy-duty 12 GA 304 stainless steel tabs complete the system. They feature 316 stainless steel marine grade fasteners, heavy-duty 14GA, stainless steel hinges, and sturdy 1/4-inch-thick hinge pins for added strength.


Rich Armstrong

Senior Editor, BoatUS Magazine

A journalist by training, BoatUS Magazine Senior Editor Rich Armstrong has worked in TV news, and at several newspapers, then spent 18 years as a top editor at other boating publications. He’s built a stellar reputation in the marine industry as one of the most thorough reporters in our business. At BoatUS Magazine, Rich handles everything from boat and product innovation and late-breaking news, to compelling feature stories, boat reviews, and features on people and places. The New Jersey shore and lakes of lower New York defined Rich's childhood. But when he bought a 21-foot Four Winns deck boat and introduced his young family to the Connecticut River, his love for the world of boats flourished from there.