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Outboard motor height with jackplate on a Montauk
|Author||Topic: Outboard motor height with jackplate on a Montauk|
posted 03-17-2003 10:02 PM ET (US)
I know this has been posted before, but just thought I would ask. I have installed a bobsmachine shop jackplate 5” setback (after some modifications) on my Montauk /Johnson V4 100GT 1991. My question is what should the distance be from the bottom of the boat to the anti-ventilation plate on the outboard. My jackplate is as low as it can go right now and the motor in mounted in the lowest holes and it looks to be about 1-1 ½” distance between the bottom and plate. Will make my first run of the year this weekend (now that I have a trim motor) to see what monstrosity I have created. And it was nice to see that the wood in my 1978 transom is rock solid (well wood solid).
Thanks again, Archie
posted 03-18-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)
My plate is about 1.5" ABOVE my drain tube so I think about 4" from the bottom of the hull. I could go higher, she handles like stock but I do not think a 1/2" or so will make any difference so it is staying.
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