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JFM posted 04-12-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
I have discovered that I can use an adjustable jack plate from CMC to solve my problem with my 15' transom. However should I be concerned with too much weight? The 2000 Yamaha weighs 181 and the jack plate weighs 20 lbs.. Also the motor will set back 4"s.
Thanks, Jay
JBCornwell posted 04-12-2002 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Jay.

Two hundred pounds is not too much on a 13, but I would use a lighter, fixed jackplate.

Several of us have used JPs to mount new engines on Montauks and the results have been very good, while avoiding blind holes or lag screws.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

JFM posted 04-12-2002 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Thanks JB, I need the adjustable to lower the motor. However, if I use a fixed, will the motor be lower because of the 4' set back?
Thanks, Jay
Bigshot posted 04-12-2002 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Jay your becoming a pain :)

20 lbs won't do anything...go for it. You can always remove it and sell it here if not happy.

You can also make something custom.

JFM posted 04-12-2002 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Nick is there a masochism side to you too:). With all the issues of Chainsaw Whaler, water in the hull, too much weight on the transom, I'm trying to cut through the crap and get some good answers before I ruin a damn good boat. Regards, Jay
Bigshot posted 04-12-2002 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I've given you all the info. you need Jay:)

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