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Trimming

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:51 am
by liquid
So I've been experimenting with the trim quite a bit the last few days. It's a new boat (to me) and small compared to most Cobalts. It's a 190 with a 5.0 Volvo Penta GL and it is incredibly responsive to small tweaks in the trim. I think because it's only 19 ft this really adds to how aggressively it responds.

I just got it down to what will be it's new home base (for the most part) and had Saturday and Sunday to play around with it. Saturday was windy and chop and yesterday was pretty flat so I got a feel for it in different conditions as well. Aside from saying I'm in love Monday morning has me poking around the internet... and I found this from Cobalt, pretty cool tutorial for those that are novices or never had anyone explain trimming the boat correctly.

http://www.cobaltboats.com/why_cobalt/s ... index.html

Re: Trimming

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:56 am
by liquid
Also have yet to pull anyone but I am imagine trimming all the way down would provide the best hole shot results - here's pic too.
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Re: Trimming

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:18 am
by jhnmdahl
I've left the trim all the way down when pulling a skier or tuber, in part because the rope is providing significant drag on the rear of the boat well above the water line, pulling the nose up already. It also improves visibility a bit when coming on plane. Thanks for the ideas, and for the link,

John