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marc monreal posted 04-29-2001 04:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for marc monreal   Send Email to marc monreal  
Has anyone rigged a setback bracket on a Montauk, and if so how far was the engine setback and what if any were the noticable difference?, Suggested manufactures?
Clark Roberts posted 04-29-2001 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Marc, I have put manual jack plates on several 17 hulls... The Bob's Machine model MJ-5 (5 inch set-back) and the T&H 8" set-back manual model). The MJ-5 has two adjustment screws and can block the drain holes for the transom well. I prefer the T&H ! It has only one adjustment screw and is narrow and does not interfere with drain holes.. you will experience shallower draft and somewhat better performance.. my last 17 had the T&H ,90hp Merc and a 20"pitch High-Five prop and would run 50mph with the jack plate and Doel-Fin... engine up about 4". You can check out T&H at Happy Whalin'/// Clark ... Spruce Creek Navy
chad posted 05-02-2001 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for chad  Send Email to chad     
I went to the T&H web site. Which model of T&H jack plate works best with a Montauk? I installed a Doel-Fin last week. I enjoyed the faster planing, would still like a more shallow draft.


lhg posted 05-02-2001 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Be sure to look into the Springfield Marine jackpate units. Think Cabela's and Bass pro sell them. A single piece unit made from 1/2" silver anodized aluminum plate and very substantial, with larged threaded center bolt for vertical adjustment. Available in 6, 10 or 12" setbacks, and I think because of the way they are designed, look the smallest of any when installed on a boat.

Be sure your mechanical steering cable can accomodate the setback, which should be either 6" or 10" at most.

JimU posted 05-04-2001 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Can anyone refer me to pics of 17's with setback plates? Thanks JIM

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