I was just researching how to improve fuel economy on my boat this season and came across an article about proper trim of the sterndrive and trim tabs. As for the trim tabs it talked about the less you use them (in the down position that is) the less drag there will be, therefor increasing your fuel economy. Makes sense. Talking about trim tabs, do you guys mess with the trim tabs to help get up on a plane?
The other thing it stated was that most people put their sterndrive in the full down position, which helps the boat get up on a plane but end up keeping it in that position (which I do this as it seems to put the boat at the right angle in the water). The article talks about after you are on a plane to adjust the sterndrive to raise the bow as much as you are comfortable to take the boat (bow) out of the water… he stated this will also help fuel economy. I have just been making sure that my bow isn’t plowing into the water. Do you guys try to do this adjustment to the sterndrive?
Trying to help improve fuel efficiency this summer.