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Old 10 June 2014, 19:53   #1
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What trim pin do you run your outboard in?

If you have electric trim, don't bother responding.

If you don't then what trim pin hole do you use on your outboard?

(1) closest to transom ... (5) furthest away (up)
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Old 10 June 2014, 20:47   #2
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Will depend entirely on transom's angle, all transom angle are not built same, trim to a hole that achieves AV plate and boat running paralell to water level and engine sitting at 90 once on plane. Check..

Wild guessing is never good...

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If you have electric trim, don't bother responding.

If you don't then what trim pin hole do you use on your outboard?

(1) closest to transom ... (5) furthest away (up)
Hi

I run my engine at pos 2,no bow steer have a little test, you should be able to find a sweet spot.
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Old 10 June 2014, 22:52   #4
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Thanks, Loco.

I'm just curious to know if there is a trend, or if it's all over the map, so the question still stands.
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Irrelevant really as it depends on each individual boat/engine/loading/weight distribution/sea state etc. But......typically on the typical RIBnet SIB set up it is probably a couple out?
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Me 2nd.

I have too many variability in passengers number (thus weight and distribution) to fiddle it each time.
I do not launch from the beach: my boat is moored tied to a buoy at 200 meters from beach. I have to boat/unboat passengers at a nautic channel in the beach, sometimes with waves shaking the whole pack, so it has to be "up and go".

So 2nd works fine enough most of the time.
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There's only 3 pin positions on my 15hp Mercury, position 2 seems to be the best for my Bombard.
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Theres a lot of variables involved with trim.
On my thundercat i use trim 2 with 5mm negative trim spacer for my 18p chopper
trim 1 with 17mm negative trim spacer for my 18p cleaver
trim 2 no spacer for my 15p bunny
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I'm in 2nd
I have 1-5 to choose from.
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Theres a lot of variables involved with trim.
On my thundercat i use trim 2 with 5mm negative trim spacer for my 18p chopper
trim 1 with 17mm negative trim spacer for my 18p cleaver
trim 2 no spacer for my 15p bunny
What's a negative trim spacer?

What's am 18p chopper?

What's an 18p cleaver?

What's a 15p bunny?
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