The proper setting of the trim tab located near the propeller of an outboard motor can, literally, be the difference between life and death.
The trim tab, properly adjusted, can keep the boat running straight should the operator take his or her hands off the steering wheel. If the tab is improperly adjusted, the boat may veer sharply to the right when the wheel is released.
This sudden action can throw an unaware passenger and even the boat operator out of the boat and into the path of the spinning propeller.
The results can cause terrible injuries or death to persons being thrown from the boat.
An Informational Program
ATA Associates, Inc., a forensic engineering firm, has made available 2 Seconds to Survive, a public service informational DVD program aimed at outboard boat owners.
The two and a half minute program, which is available to boat owners at no charge, focuses on the proper setting of the outboard motor trim tab and the serious consequences if the trim tab is not properly adjusted.
The program was written and narrated by Robert Swint, founder and CEO of ATA Associates, Inc. Swint, a boating expert for over forty years, believes it is valuable information for all outboard boat owners and operators.
Available at No Charge
The DVD program, 2 Seconds to Survive, is available at no charge from ATA Associates. Contact Ken Krueger at 281-480-9847 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org go to www.ataassociates.com to review the program.