How to Get Your Boat on Plane

Before you are ready to plane, be sure to pay attention to how you pull away from the dock. The best thing you can do is push yourself off the dock and back straight up. One of the biggest mistakes I often see people make is trying to turn right away and swinging their trolling motor into the dock. Don’t do this. Calmly back straight up and you’ll be ready to go.

Once you are away from the dock and at reasonable depth (depending upon how large/deep your boat is), you can then get ready to plane.

Planing a boat is simply getting your boat level on top of the water so you can cruise. It doesn’t take much effort, just confidence and speed.