Bear in mind also that the bow should be up when your planing, it will be harder to see over the bow. Itís only the rear third or so of your boat thatís still in the water. Simple planing procedure is:
- out board fully trimmed in
- give it some throttle(prob bit more than half)
- as stated youíll need to get over hump
-trim up and watch the spray up the side of your boat, it will work itís way back until only back third(ish) of boat is throwing up spray.
- trim up till prop starts slipping and youíll here the revs rise suddenly then trim back in until it bites. Your on the plane. You can decrease speed and stay on the plane but youíll need a minimum speed to stay on it( about 15knts ish on mine) Youíll soon get used to your boat and wonít have to do that bit
Try this on nice flat water, donít be afraid to give it beans. Bow will not rise until it flips
Most important thing to bear in mind is when turning you need to trim in and get the keel in the water. If not boat can start slipping sideways and when keel catches water you will Ďhookí the boat. This will exert huge lateral forces on your boat and youíll probably get wet. Keel in for cornering (mostly) out for planing