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noswah posted 01-06-2002 06:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for noswah   Send Email to noswah  

I was wondering if anyone was using a Jack Plate on a Montauk. I seem to remember a post somewhere about the prob running in clean water, etc. Anyone know the pro's and con's? Thanks
Clark Roberts posted 01-07-2002 07:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I ran a '78 Newport (same hull as Montauk) with a Bob's Machine MJ-5 (manual jack - 5" setback) and a 90 hp 3 cyl Merc (engine up about 2-3") and it worked great. My objective was shallow water running on plane and it did this well and also handled great! I ran a 20" Quicksilver "High-5" stainless prop and a "Doel-Fin". If you use a jack-plate check first that the two wet-well drain plugs are not blocked... Happy Whalin'. Clark.. The Old Man and the Sea
noswah posted 01-07-2002 07:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for noswah  Send Email to noswah     

Clark, Thanks for the information. As usual good stuff.
lhg posted 01-07-2002 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I also think there are some pictures in Cetacea of a Montauk with a jack plate.
Tom W Clark posted 01-07-2002 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark
marc monreal posted 01-07-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for marc monreal  Send Email to marc monreal     
I have a 78 Montauk and installed a Springfield Jack Plate which has a 6" set back. Im curently running a 70 hp yammy set-up and run it up 2-3" and turn either a 13.25x15 SS raptor prop or a stock 13.25x17 aluminum one depending on what I'm doing. Hole shot is good with both props and I can attain 35.5 & 38 MPH at WOT. Fuel economy is great and so is the handling. I really like this set-up. Hope this helps. Marc
noswah posted 01-08-2002 12:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for noswah  Send Email to noswah     

Marc, Exactly the kind of information I wanted. I have ordered a Jack Plate from Cook Mfg. (CMC) with a 5 1/2 inch set bach. They seem to be the leader and I got an excellent price from them.

Thanks to all

seagull posted 01-10-2002 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for seagull  Send Email to seagull     
Just got a used Montauk with the CMC jack plate and noticed that it had to be notched to fit over the splash well drain holes.

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