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    So i got my boat wet a few times. Fixed all the small stuff and am now playing around with it.. Ive never drivena power boat before this one and am unfamillar with best practices...


    Specifcly is it best to ease into the throttle or just mash the gas to get on plain then back it down accordingly?


    Trim? Where to start? All the way down all the way up or in the middle and adjust?

    Im a rookie so best practices please for normal driving (no racing or puling or anything). not trying to be some moron who kills him self or blows his motor the first season.


    Thanks!!!

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    Trim down on take off "snap" the boat up on plane Then throttle back and trim up to the "economy" cruise speed and comfortable ride and enjoy . Every once in a while when it feels right flat foot it ,trim up and have fun ! Be safe Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Trim down on take off "snap" the boat up on plane Then throttle back and trim up to the "economy" cruise speed and comfortable ride and enjoy . Every once in a while when it feels right flat foot it ,trim up and have fun ! Be safe Tom
    In other words Nail it! W.O.T.

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    i never trim my diverter down past the level setting. i just kinda roll onto the throttle and get it on plane. once on plane and cruising ill set the diverter slightly up. if it starts to get rough ill put it down to level position to stop some of the porpoising.

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    I like the ones that trim all the way up and flat foot it on take off (Wheel stands)

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    haha- i got a buddy that drives around with his up all day and recently got a ticket for doing it next to another boat, dumbasses

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    Wait, are you saying you can drive your boat at part throttle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSoaker View Post
    I like the ones that trim all the way up and flat foot it on take off (Wheel stands)
    No wheels........Keelies, or Keel stands.

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    Wait, are you saying you can drive your boat at part throttle?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    No wheels........Keelies, or Keel stands.



    No.

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    When taking off i tend to jump on the throttle to get up on plain quickly, NOT WOT, just enough to get that jump. I cant say that the place diverter helped much on my boat to get it on plain, the boats so small and i have enough power where it jumps right out, it might help to run it down but i cant really tell the difference. I think with bigger boats is where it helps.

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    also remember, with a jet you cannot turn unless your accelerating. Meaning if you need to get out of a bad situation letting off the throttle and turning is going to do nothing, you have to give it gas to turn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    also remember, with a jet you cannot turn unless your accelerating. Meaning if you need to get out of a bad situation letting off the throttle and turning is going to do nothing, you have to give it gas to turn!
    My last boat was an outboard. that thing turned like it was on rails. my first trip out with my jet i tried to make a sharp turn panicked let off and put her in the toolies.

    sure felt like a dumb ass haha.

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    haha, i had somthing simular happen but in my case the motor cut out and i couldnt get it fired back up because my battery was dead.... I ended up with a good part of my boat up on the shore. You'd be supprised how far your boat will go with out power!

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