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Will a jack plate work?
|Author||Topic: Will a jack plate work?|
posted 04-12-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-12-2002 10:40 AM ET (US)
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.
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posted 04-12-2002 11:01 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 04-12-2002 12:24 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-12-2002 01:56 PM ET (US)
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
posted 04-12-2002 02:14 PM ET (US)
I've given you all the info. you need Jay:)
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