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acassidy posted 02-24-2003 06:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for acassidy   Send Email to acassidy  
I will be installing a Bobís Machine jack plate, manual 5Ē on my 78 Montauk. I picked this up on ebay. Has anyone used this jackplate on their Montauk. I have read concerns on this forum about it covering the drains on the splash well (after I bid in it of course). Is this true? Does anyone have suggestions for the setup with this jackplate and have pictures of the set up? The motor is a 100 GT 1991 Johnson. Thanks Archie
captbone posted 02-24-2003 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
It should work fine. If it covers up the drain for the splash well then a small drill hole in the jack plate with work. If it done not then a bobs manual jackplate can be had for $200.00. I dont think you should drill anything never in the transom. Alot of people here have great jackplate experience and ideas.
syncope posted 02-24-2003 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for syncope  Send Email to syncope     
I have a Bob's Jackplate. 2/3 inch. Had the 5" and changed it ouy because the setback was too much for the 03 Honda 90 on my 84 Montauk.

Anyhow, jackplate only covers a couple mm s of the drain holes.

bdb posted 02-25-2003 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
I have a Bob's that I purchased from a forum member. He had drilled different mounting holes in the plates to make it clear the scuppers. Unfortunately I can't get at the boat to refresh myself on demensions. However, it's fairly simple, and you'll be able to see for yourself when you get the unit. The change in your ride will amaze you.

Harpoon Harry

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