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Boatbrain posted 03-26-2004 08:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for Boatbrain   Send Email to Boatbrain  
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.
AM posted 03-27-2004 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for AM  Send Email to AM     
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.
Boatbrain posted 03-28-2004 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Boatbrain  Send Email to Boatbrain     
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?
HAPPYJIM posted 03-28-2004 06:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Here's a chart to clear it up a bit.

AM posted 03-29-2004 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for AM  Send Email to AM     
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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