The Art of Cornering

Lots of trim make steering light and easy and adds speed, but it also makes the boat more inclined to skid in sharp turns. So if you're faced with running through a narrow, winding creek or making sharp turns, the lower unit needs to be trimmed down. Otherwise, you may wind up like the bad guy in Miami Vice, boating on dry land.

Don't trim in too much or the boat may "bow steer," with the front section of the keel grabbing the water and pivoting the aft section so sharply that gear and passengers may be endangered.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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