Do you understand exactly what powerboat trim is? If the answer is "yes," you may want to move on to some of our more advanced videos. But if you're shaking your head "no," then watch this quick video.


Okay—now that you know what trim is, you're probably wondering how to control it, and what some of the larger effects of trim can be. So it might be time to watch one of our slightly more advanced videos, like How to Trim a Powerboat. In this one, we walk you through trimming a twin-engine outboard-powered boat.

Hungry for more solid how-to boating info? Then don't leave just yet. We have a slew of how-to videos and how-to articles, ranging from maintenance to seamanship to buying & selling a boat.

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.