Getting on Plane – Problems to Avoid

What problems are we trying to avoid? Not positioning equipment and passengers or crew to maintain optimum stability and trim. Not using engine trim and trim tabs to maintain optimum stability and comfortable pitch and heel. Being unable to get up on plane because of improper positioning of your passengers or crew and equipment, and…

Getting on Plane & Operating on Plane

In this session, you’ll learn how to get your boat on plane quickly and efficiently, which aids visibility, by employing a strong throttle. Then how to reduce the throttle to maintain plane as your boat reaches an appropriate cruising speed. Plus how to trim your boat by adjusting the position of persons or gear and…

How to Get Your Boat On Plane Using Engine Trim | BoatUS

Coming up on plane in an outboard or sterndrive powered boat involves a number of steps to be done well. The term “planing” means that the boat has climbed over its bow waves and is skimming along the surface of the water. Now, outboards and sterndrives are unique in that they’re trimmable, so the propeller…