Originally Posted by sarahscottiedog
Don't you find the more you trim up the more it just pushes the stern down ? seems to me if the slip isn't steep enough you just have to winch it on
Thing is, when you start to push on to the trailer the stern is in plenty of water as the boat is at an angle to the trailer. When the boat is fully on the trailer, the prop distance to the slip/sea bed is reduced to whatever hight your RIB sits on the trailer.
Obviously if you trim up too much then you lose traction but trimmed out to the point of just getting enough traction doesn't seem to push my stern down at all, in actual fact it helps to push the bow up and on to the trailer.
I've now changed my technique to powering off during launching and winching back on. However when I use a concrete slip again I will defiantly power back on.