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Mercury Active Trim

Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by Tom K, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Tom K

    Tom K Member

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    I have a 2017 24 SSRCX Mercury 150 tritoon that I use at Norris Lake, TN with the kids for water sports. One of the issues I have is keeping up the speed in the turns while pulling the tube.

    Does anybody have Active Trim on a pontoon and does it help with keeping speeds in the corners?

    The cost is roughly $1000 installed and I was hoping the fuel savings would help offset the cost. My wife is also finally interested in driving the boat, so the simplicity might be good for her.
     
  2. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Tom. When we ski, tube, wakeboard, etc we keep the trim all the way down and we don't lose any speed when we turn.
     
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  3. Mike31406

    Mike31406 Well-Known Member

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    After many outings pulling a tube with the grands I learned to keep the trim down.
     
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    I agree, keeping your trim all the way down, but you may want to look at your prop also. When cornering hard some will slip therefore reducing speed.
     
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    Gotta ask, what is Active Trim? Is it manfuacturer specific, or third party for any motor manufacturer? Is it something that basically “auto-pilots” your trim to maintain the same boating speed/propulsion? Is it something else altogether?
     
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    https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/gauges-and-controls/steering/active-trim/

    Personally I don't really think it would be worth it for what it costs. I would think looking into a 4 blade prop (if you have a 3 blade) might help hold your speed thru the turns.
     
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