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Old 13 June 2015, 14:13   #1
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Trimming outboard

Probably been discussed to the nth degree on here so sorry but I can't find the posts. Think I have a decent understanding of trim on a straight line I.e.accelerating with motor trimmed down then trimming up to find the plane. When changing direction what is the best approach. My understanding is to trim down a little to allow hull to cut through turn?? Would like to hear from some of the experience on here. Also a beginners question but when decelerating what is the best way to trim down. Trim down when stopped or trim down as stopping. Thanks.
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Whole can of worms this one can be.

However the basics have been discussed many times before and can be found in doing a search of the forum.

My suggestion is to find someone with more experience to go out with. Within one trip you'll have a pretty good idea of what needs doing.
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Old 13 June 2015, 14:22   #3
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Haha, was kinda hoping for the can...�� will be going out with a knowledgable chap but just imapatient.
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You just have to remember that trimming in lowers the bow and pushes the stern up and trimming out raises the bow. Trouble is every hull/engine combo gives different results add different sea conditions in to the mix and throttle control and it becomes ever more complicated.

Best thing to do is to learn what your RIB is asking from you and learn from experience. Start by going out in good weather conditions and find out what you RIB responds to.
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As a general rule trim down in a head sea, up in a following sea. You'll soon get the feel of your outfit & know how it likes to ride. I generally trim down & come off the throttle at the same time, just habit, no hard & fast rules.
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Thanks folks, sure I will find my own system. Value experience though.
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