”To the new Grady Owner unfamiliar with them, they seem counter-intuitive at first; press the starboard toggle switch, the port tab drops and vice-versa. It clears up when you realize what the tabs do.“
But when I think of what tabs do, they lift. I think of lifting the stern rather than bow down. So if you are listing to port you need to lift the port side, then port tab down which in my world, should be the port button. I suppose the “normal” way is all about down. Bow down, starboard side down, port side down While I’m thinking of lift/up. I’ve had the boat for awhile now but if I’m not thinking I still use the port button to operate the port tab and wonder why the list is getting worse. Maybe my brain is wired differently. I could always swap the connections I suppose.
Yeah, you think opposite of myself. I think of tabs as being deployed, or "down," since the default setting is up.
On my toggle switches, it says "Bow Down" at the top. Therefore, depress the starboard toggle, the starboard bow goes down. Same with the port toggle; Depress it, the port bow goes down.