How and when to trim your outboard engine affects boat performance; speed, ease of turning, control in waves and fuel economy are all impacted. If you’re trimmed too high, the boat porpoises and looses ‘bite’ – trimmed too low, the bow plows water, reducing speed and fuel economy while making it harder to turn
If you’re new to boating or are just interested in hands-free trimming, Mercury’s Active Trim handles the process for you. The Active Trim module talks to the engine and makes continual trim adjustments based on changes in boat speed and maneuvers. This results in improved performance, fuel economy and ease of operation. Visit your local marine dealer for specifics – additional web resources are provided below.