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Staying In Shape When You Have Young Kids

Before I had my two kids, I was used to working out at the gym, playing badminton and going for a run whenever I wanted. With a toddler and baby, I found it was much more difficult to find the time to exercise and invest in my own health and well-being in the way I was used to. However, I was determined to eke out some time in my day for myself and found that if you’re willing to be flexible and take a creative approach to the way you exercise, you can stay in shape. I started this blog to share my tips with other mums and help readers create their own fitness routines that allow them to continue taking part in the sporting activities they enjoy in a way that fits in with their responsibilities as parents.


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Four Signs You Need A New Boat Trim Control Panel

by Tommy Gordon

Determining when it's time to replace a faulty boat trim control panel can be difficult. If you aren't familiar with the signs of a failing trim control panel until it's too late, then you may find yourself stranded in the water after a long day of boating. Don't let this happen to you. Here are four signs that you need a new boat trim control panel before your next trip out on the water:

1. The Trim Switch On The Trim Control Panel Won't Move Up Or Down

If your boat's trim switch won't move up or down, then there is surely something amiss with your trim control panel. In most cases, boaters will try to jiggle the switch or hit it with their hand in an attempt to get it to work—but this is not recommended. If your boat's trim switch doesn't move up or down when you press it, then you should call a professional immediately.

2. The Trim Control Panel System Makes Noises When You're Not Using It

If your boat's trim system is making noises when you aren't using it, that is a clear sign that there are issues. The trim control panel has many moving parts, but the system should be running smoothly and quietly unless you are actively using it. Often, an issue with the trim control panel will create sounds and vibrations at the helm. If you hear noises while your boat is idle, take a look at the trim system to see if any of the components are misaligned or damaged. If everything appears to be in good shape, listen closely to try and identify where the noise is coming from. Sometimes, just listening closely can tell you which part needs to be replaced so you can fix the issue right away.

3. The Trim Control Panel System Won't Stay In Place

In addition to becoming less responsive over time, trim control panels can also begin moving around more than they should. If you find that yours is no longer staying in place properly, there might be some internal problems that are causing it to move around when it shouldn't be doing so. In this situation, getting a new trim control panel is the best thing you can do for your boat.

4. The Trim Control Panel System Is Leaking

Another common sign of wear and tear on a trim control panel system is leaking fluid. If your hydraulics are leaking, then you'll likely notice some signs of fluid near the area where they're located. The fluid can leak onto any part of the trim control panel, which means that you might see it in several different places around your boat. Finding these leaks can be tricky because many different parts of your boat could cause them—not just the trim control panel itself. 

If your boat trim control panel system has become unreliable, or its operation isn't as smooth as it used to be, then it may be time to call a professional for a replacement. If you notice any of the above signs, chat with a trim control panel professional.