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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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well im thinking of buyin my pops boat its a 25th anniversary four winns horizon 180 ls. it was sitting at his cottage for a lil over 2 years not being used and i was telling him about me buying a boat and he told me to take his for a spin and see if i like it or not. so me the wife, kids, and dog went out to a local lake and spent 5 hours in the water ... it was nice sitting out there relaxing, jammin some tunes and watchin the kids and dog swimming. think i might buy it the whole time out there it didnt take on a drop of water so i was geeked about that and it started and ran like a champ. my only prob is my s-10 isnt gunna haul it for shit and as of now im utilizing his 02 gmc duramax. well any how i just got off the phone with him and he said he might set me up with a package deal on the truck and boat (he doesnt need the truck any more as hes getting out of drag racing) so im pretty geeked at the moment.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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question when im going slow (15-20) the front sits way the hell up in the air how do i get that fucker down (yes i dunno how to utilize trim properly)
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Don't have your wife sit in the back.
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Don't have your wife sit in the back.
thats what i was thinking. jthor, you will level out once you get the weight balanced and get her on a good plane.
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In all seriousness, for a quick plane w/o trim tabs, you want your drive unit trimmed all the way down. Once up on plane, trim it up while listening to the engine - you'll hear start to work less "hard".

Or at least that's how I did it in my parent's old i/o boat.
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