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reklaw posted 01-20-2002 09:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for reklaw   Send Email to reklaw  
I have a Honda 4 stroke short shaft on a '68 Sport. I would like to put a tilt/trim such as CMC with a jack plate. Will this put the engine too far back? The weight now puts the stern lower than I like. Any comments? Thanks
Clark Roberts posted 01-20-2002 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Reklaw, Honda makes a small (for up to 50hp) trim/tilt jack plate (actually a rebadged "Altus" unit). This is all aluminum, cast, and is electromechanical and fool proof. The setback is 6-8" and would be ideal for your application! You can see the Altus unit on page 28 of Cetacea on a 13 Alert... I also have same unit on long transom '84 Whaler 13/40hp short (15") Mariner! Check your Honda dealer and price will be around 500 clams... well worth it IMHO! Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
PS> you can mount the jack plate at 20" height (you will have to build up transom) and the 15 shaft will work great performance wise and shallow draft wise...
browning20ga posted 01-20-2002 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
Hi "reklaw", I'm doing just about the same setup as you are thinking about. I have a 74 13'er and I'm repowering with a 30hp Honda and hanging it on a CMC PT-35 Tilt and trim. I have the higher transom so I'm going with the 20" shaft. I just got my tilt and trim at West Marine yesterday $369.99 and it's their "NO TAX WEEKEND" that saved me over $28.00. Still shopping for best price on the Honda. Let me know how you are progressing.

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