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    Jet Ski Trim Question

    Got the pleasure of taking my new 2014 Kawasaki 310X SE out this weekend, and while I love it I've never had a ski with trim before. I know the basics, trim down to get out of the water faster, trim up the plow the water, but was not sure what the best position would be for top speed on relatively flat water. If the water is pretty flat do you just stay with the trim down most of time? When is the best time to be in the neutral position? I am just looking for some advice from those who know how to better utilize it. Thanks


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    "just sayin".. jetdave56's Avatar
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    Trim you would think would give you best of both worlds,trim up 1-2 for flat water speed and trim down for rough water hook up and sharp turns ..But I personally never notice a real mph difference in trim up top speed or trim down for better rough water riding..

    I keep it in neutral seems the sweet spot for all riding JMHO

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    if you fit a gps and watch the speed as you operate the trim you will see there is a difference, it just depends on what your actually doing at the time most of the time 1 click above neutral pos will give highest speed, fully up you lose speed same as fully down. these examples are for flat water though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    if you fit a gps and watch the speed as you operate the trim you will see there is a difference, it just depends on what your actually doing at the time most of the time 1 click above neutral pos will give highest speed, fully up you lose speed same as fully down. these examples are for flat water though.
    Interesting, thanks. I wouldn't have guessed trimming up above neutral would be the quickest.

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    Gets more hull out of the water, though I get best mph in nuetral. Ride 1 click down in rough but usually leave it in the middle like dave does if it's not too choppy

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    I leave mine all the way up. Better for splash wars!

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    1 mark above neutral on the 300 is the fastest in relatively calm water. Just my opinion so do what you want with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merkdog View Post
    1 mark above neutral on the 300 is the fastest in relatively calm water. Just my opinion so do what you want with it.
    That works for me as well, unless I need to make sharp turns, then I bring it down one from Neutral..

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    56 degrees 50% humidity 2 clicks up from neutral Riva SCOM only

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