Re: TRIM TABS CORRECT USE
Hi Clint, congratulations on your purchase. This is our first season with a Maxum, and blows away our previous Chris Craft for ammenities, performance and with a smaller engine to boot.
One key to get up on plane with 6 adults is to try and not have too many people in the far back of the boat. Their weight combined with the engine could make it impossible to plane off, so if you have two others with you on the drivers bench, two people right behind, and maybe one person on the rear bench, at least until you plane off, your odds are much better of planing off quicker. Also try and stow any gear, especially anything heavy like a full cooler or portable generator, in the cabin (towards the front). Regarding tabs, you could try starting with them down, and after on plane bring them up so your bow isn't riding too low if that's the case. I don't imagine that with 6 adults you'd need to trim your outdrive up at all.
Prior boat: 1999 Maxum 2400SCR (I loved that boat but the wife made me get bigger). Current: '96 Carver 325 aft cabin.