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    Fx sho trim. How does it work?

    HI everyone, im about to buy a 2013 FX SHO and Im sure the dealer will explain to me how to use the trim adjustment.

    I wanted to see what others have experienced and how to best use it. I know best to personally experience from it however can you tell me what you have found to work best.

    I believe the FX has 4 adjustments, 2 up and 2 down.

    Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

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    How does it work? Do you mean as in when you twist the location on the handle bar what happens mechanically or how does it work so that you can find what the proper adjustment is?

    Other guys can answer the first better than I can but you are basically changing the angle of the nozzle up or down which directs the bow of the ski up or down. If the second it is a matter of what you want to do. Generally speaking you will put the bow down when you are in choppier waters so that the bow cuts through the water and you are not taking the wave to the flat rear of the ski which makes for rougher ride. You might also want it down when racing from a dead stop and then adjust once on plane. If you want maximum speed and least resistance in the water which also provides for better fuel mileage you might bring the bow up causing less resistance in the water.

    But...most of the time...just leave it in neutral. And adjust it up or down until you "feel" your preferred ride. Most times the differences are so slight it won't matter. In other conditions it can matter a lot. And you will get a lot of different answers because trim position is a matter of preference and different people like the ride to feel different in various conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceC View Post
    How does it work? Do you mean as in when you twist the location on the handle bar what happens mechanically or how does it work so that you can find what the proper adjustment is?

    Other guys can answer the first better than I can but you are basically changing the angle of the nozzle up or down which directs the bow of the ski up or down. If the second it is a matter of what you want to do. Generally speaking you will put the bow down when you are in choppier waters so that the bow cuts through the water and you are not taking the wave to the flat rear of the ski which makes for rougher ride. You might also want it down when racing from a dead stop and then adjust once on plane. If you want maximum speed and least resistance in the water which also provides for better fuel mileage you might bring the bow up causing less resistance in the water.

    But...most of the time...just leave it in neutral. And adjust it up or down until you "feel" your preferred ride. Most times the differences are so slight it won't matter. In other conditions it can matter a lot. And you will get a lot of different answers because trim position is a matter of preference and different people like the ride to feel different in various conditions.
    Perfect Answer.

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    As every other Yamaha ski with manual trim if you ever rode one. Better than no trim or using wedges, but not as fancy as electronic. Hard to use when on power, so alternate with throttle. Cables can freeze,, so best to give it a go every now and then if sitting for periods of no use.

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    Nearly impossible to adjust at full throttle or increased speeds. I have found bow up one click best all around for speed and chop. Almost always there

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    i love the trim on my VXS !!!!!!

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    He is getting a FX which is (almost) without argument the best open water ski ever made. I keep the trim in neutral probably 90% of the time. Exceptions are racing from dead stop and cruising high speed on a smooth river. In tight twisties I like it down because it gives me more bite to make the turns under high speed.

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    Jarrett you are just saying that cuz you have no choice. Keep making yourself feel better without it

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    To all of you who have provided a response, THANK YOU.

    Vince, I was referring to your second point. As mentioned, so in flat water, have the bow up i take it from the comments above, in rough water, have the bow down. SO probably 1 up or 1 down will be what I will be using.

    Can you adjust it when youre riding? From what i see above, it wont work while full throttle.

    Also, I guess nose down for take off racing is best as oppose to nose up..

    All these little tips is what I am after, thank you once again for your comments.

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