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kentupps posted 02-02-2003 06:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for kentupps   Send Email to kentupps  
All right guys and gals. I am redoing an old 17' Montauk and I am putting a 90hp 4 Stroke Yamaha on it. I have heard a lot of second hand information on the use of jackplates. Some of the manufacturers I have come across are Power HI, Rite Height, Cook Mfg.
Can you offer ideas, personal experiences, and/or recommendations on the use and performance differnces or other areas that lyou might refer me to determine which way I should go. Thank you in advance.
Montauk posted 02-02-2003 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Montauk  Send Email to Montauk     
CMC jackplate, self contained and sealed. Best thing you can do for a pre-smirk Montauk. Be sure to mount the plate high enough that you can bolt through the bottom holes, in other words do not cut the glass out of the splashwell to mount it. If you would like a picture of how mine is mounted let me know on this thread and I will email a picture from work tomorrow, as the boat is at work. The pre smirk Montauk has a negative angle transom and the jackplate improves handling in reverse, trims out much easier, and seems to ride softer also. I just received my new Powertech 4 blade accelerator RXB4 prop which should give me a good hole shot with the engine cranked up, cannot wait to try it in April!
cyclops posted 02-02-2003 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for cyclops  Send Email to cyclops     
I'd like to get a picture of your setup also. I have a 67' Eastport that I need to repower and I'm seriously considering a setback bracket.

Thanks

John W posted 02-03-2003 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
Try www.bobsmachine.com . These are factory installed options for most of the Florida flats and bay boat manufacturers, they have an excellent reputation.

I would also suggest doing a search on "jackplate" on this board, you'll find a lot of information.

Montauk posted 02-03-2003 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Montauk  Send Email to Montauk     
cyclops,
I will email you a couple of pictures today.

John W,
The Bob's Machine jack plate is a great unit but is not as compatible to a Montauk as a CMC if using a power hydraulic unit. Also their advertised weight does not include the weight of the pump and fluid. The pump, which is the same as a Bennet trim tab pump has to be mounted under the console and requires longer hoses than you would get with the stock unit. Bob's will ship these no charge with the unit if you know the length ahead of time. If using a manual jackplate, Bob's Machine is a great way to go, they are very nice people and easy to work with. The CMC unit is self contained and much easier to install and the solenoid can be mounted inside the motor cover or the battery box.

kentupps posted 02-08-2003 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for kentupps  Send Email to kentupps     
Thanks Montauk, I would appreciate a picture of you setup.
jimh posted 02-08-2003 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Check the CETACEA collection of photographs of Boston Whalers. You will find several articles about Montauk models on which owners have installed engine setback brackets.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage41.html "Adding an Engine Bracket to a Whaler Montauk"

And also:
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage43.html

jimh posted 02-08-2003 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Check the CETACEA collection of photographs of Boston Whalers. You will find several articles about Montauk models on which owners have installed engine setback brackets.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage41.html "Adding an Engine Bracket to a Whaler Montauk"

And also:
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage43.html

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