Originally Posted by simmons0
Most boats can be run all day with the engine trimmed in without problems
.........a reduction in speed, poor handling and fuel consumption.
The correct way to get on the plane is to trim the engine in (some people say down) before you hit the juice, then once on the plane trim out (some say up). As you do you will find the revs along with you speed increase slightly.
Judging the right level of trim take time and practice, however a reasonable pretty good rule of thumb is to have the top of the engine parallel with the water.
Triming in or out is also a skill used to adjust handling characteristics in varying sea states.