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Jackplates for a small Whaler
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posted 03-26-2004 08:19 PM ET (US)
I have both an 11 Sport and a 13 Sport that I am re-powering. I was wondering how important or necessary jack plates are for a 15" short shaft outboard on either of these whalers. Specifically I was curious if there is any advantage in one that provides a bit of offset or standoff? I am a rookie with this so I appreciate any thoughts.
posted 03-27-2004 12:47 PM ET (US)
Just repowered a 1969 13ī with a 25 hp 20" 2 stroke mercury, gave a try without jackplate, didnīt work. You will need a 5" jackplate.
posted 03-28-2004 12:16 AM ET (US)
So AM...are you saying I need a 5" jackplate with my 15" shortshaft?? I am a little confused...anyone else to jump in here?
posted 03-28-2004 06:23 AM ET (US)
Here's a chart to clear it up a bit.
posted 03-29-2004 12:40 PM ET (US)
If you have a 15" shaft engine you donīt need the jackplate, if you repower with the 20" more common (And for what I know the only available) engine you will need the 5" jackplate.
Hope thatīll help.
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