Trim on Nina, Jacques?

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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by NMMARENG » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:08 am

Has anyone ever tried an old technique called "shingles"? When I was a kid we used to use cedar shingles fastened at the stern of skiffs to assist in getting on step. Sort of a trial and error technique as to getting the final thickness. Would be possible with composite construction as the end product could then be glassed over.



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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:45 pm

Shingles were used to correct the torque of the prop on a single engine or, to modify trim like a fixed trim tab.
Now that trim tabs exist, there is no reason to use shingles.
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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by D2Maine » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:25 pm

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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:03 pm

You can't accurately measure the trim while running but we can see that it is more than 2 degrees in your picture, maybe 3 or 4.
Measuring will not help anyway, tuck the engine in one more notch.
It's strange because I have seen a Nina here in Florida and she does not trim as high as yours.
Your weight distribution looks correct, no problem there.
Is the bottom straight? no rocker?
I guess so or you would not go that fast with a 25.

Let's see how she trims with engine at the last notch.
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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by D2Maine » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:59 pm

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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by Daddy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks D2 and Jacques. No rocker, she is flat. I will move it in to the last notch and see how that goes, wont know til next summer. Also, I have nothing stored up in the cuddy so a little "ballast" up there wont hurt. I might even move the battery up there if I need to. I was interested in what E said about it running like "butter" with more hull in the water. I like that, don't like a lot of pounding. Gonna be hard to wait til next summer but that is just one of the curses of living in the northeast. :(
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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by topwater » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:53 am

Daddy you should get a day of nice weather over the next month, put her in at a public launch
and check out the adjustment. There is always a good reason for one more ride. :)
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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by gstanfield » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:06 am

I agree, why wait until summer. As long as the water isn't frozen over you can always take one more trip :wink:

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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by Daddy » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:33 am

I am in the process of buttoning up for winter, just can't do it this year. :( Besides, with no windshiled it gets cold out there, ice or no ice :D I will have all winter to dream and plan that first excursion. :D Thanks all for the good advice.
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Re: Trim on Nina, Jacques?

Post by Spokaloo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:42 pm

3 foot chop, 18 kts, 2 passengers forward, two aft. Not one ounce of pounding, not even a little bit.

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