7) How to Throttle & Engine Trim a Pontoon Boat | 2017 Avalon Luxury Pontoons

7) How to Throttle & Engine Trim a Pontoon Boat | 2017 Avalon Luxury Pontoons


When you get out of the water you know one of the main things here, this is your throttle shift. Pushing it forward. That’s the neutral position in the middle. And actually it has a little light that will show you you’re in neutral here. This green light. If you ever want to make sure you’re in neutral go ahead and look at that light. And then reverse. I never want to go too fast in reverse or you’ll kind of swamp the back
end a little bit It’s real easy nice steering. This has hydraulic steering which is extremely nice and once again just like trailering, you want to just
take it slow and be aware of your surroundings at all times. And when kind of up on speed, or going at speed, you always want to be looking out a good
hundred yards or so to make sure there aren’t any obstacles in the water. I saw earlier there was a branch floating around out here, but I want to make sure
you’re not going to hit anything that will damage the boat or pose a serious safety risk. You always want to be aware of your trim level, you know, when you’re
closer to shore obviously you want to have the boat trimmed up. OFF-CAMERA: Speak to trimming. Trimming use the act of elevating or lowering or raising for performance. JIM: So let’s talk about
trimming for a second. Your trim is essentially the trim or the attitude of
the engine on the back of the boat you trim it all the way down is where you’ll
want to have it when you’re out in deeper water and getting ready to cruise.
You never want to take off with the trim or the motor up, because it’ll just throw
a bunch of water and it’s not good for the engine and it’s not going to get you
very far. So you always, if you’re going to take off from a dead stop, you want to make sure your motors all the way trimmed down. And when you get up to speed, if you start trimming the motor up a little bit, it’ll
raise the nose of the boat out of the water, so it will give you a better,
smoother, faster ride. Raise it too much, you’ll hear the engines start whining a little bit and that’s your props slipping so it doesn’t have a
good bite on the water, so you’ll know when that happens, and when it does just
go ahead and hit your trim button down a couple buttons. So it is pretty sensitive.
Right now it’s in kind of the “up” position and you can
hear it when that comes out of the water. You never want to keep your your motor
out of the water, because that’s where the pickup is to cool your engine. So
you want to make sure that your prop is always in the water when the motors on. So right now I just put it into gear. It’s trimmed up you can get away from shore. Just visually look at the water level, or you can look on your GPS. If you have
your transducer deployed, your GPS will tell you how deep of water you’re
in. So once again before you take off just lower it all the way down. You can
hear it and when you hear it change tone, that means it’s all the way down. And
then you’re just ready to run. So it’s very easy and a very important part of
boating. Trimming your motor up and down.

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