MERCURY Marine’s amazing Active Trim system can now be controlled through VesselView information screens.
Active Trim automatically and effortlessly trims an engine or engines. It doesn’t just make boating easier and more fun, it also improves engine performance and cuts fuel costs while delivering a better overall driving experience. Originally, Active Trim was controlled through a separate dash-mounted keypad.
Now drivers can have that control through VesselView’s multi-function touchscreen. Mercury director Accessories Paul McLean said, “You simply go to Engine Functions on the VesselView screen and that’s where you’ll find Active Trim.” “One of our key goals is to make boating easier and more enjoyable, and that’s what this does.
“It’s simple, straightforward and means one less item to clutter up your dash.”
The original keypad is still available for boat owners who want it. While control of Active Trim can now be accessed through VesselView, owners will still need to buy the Active Trim computer module, which provides the functionality. Mercury’s Active Trim technology is ahead of the competition because of its patented integrated GPS-based control system that takes into account both boat speed and rpm when deciding on the ideal trim position.
It also solves the issue of the engine trimming up too early or too late while the boat is getting up on a plane. It has five selectable trim profiles that accommodate nearly any boat application. Owners can simply run their boat and select the best profile for any application.
They can then personalise it to their driving style and/or compensate for changes in boat load, operator preference and weather conditions. This means it can be used on high-performance boats as well as family runabouts, with drivers able to easily disengage and re-engage the system as needed, just by using the manual trim buttons.
For more information, go to mercurymarine.com.au or visit your nearest Mercury dealer.