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Old 26 February 2012, 12:28   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
I reckon if you can afford or save for it - do it . Once you have it there is no going back and it really can change the way a boat performs depening on your load / sea conditions etc

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Old 27 February 2012, 08:22   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,539
My old SR4 / 25 Hp- manual trim was adjusted depending what I was doing:

Cruising it was out on the second outer pin (outer if was guaranteed flat water & not many stops) or second from fully down if on rescue boat duties.

Only just got the PT retro fit onto the Merc, and not had a good chance to "play" with it 'coz the first 2 trips were running in, but initial experiments are hinting that I'm glad I did it - you can hear the engine note change at constant throttle setting by trimming up when on the plane. Handling in lump is also vastly improved when it's in the right place.

As for lifting, looks like I'm going to get lazy.....

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