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    Jack Plate for O/B

    I am looking a getting a manual jack plate for my run-a-bout. My question is how much set back should I be looking at? What are the advantages/disadvantages of one.

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    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneyae View Post
    I am looking a getting a manual jack plate for my run-a-bout. My question is how much set back should I be looking at? What are the advantages/disadvantages of one.

    Thanks,
    Rodney
    what boat ,what motor?? why manual --1 vote for power
    the only bad part is they hang the weight further back on the hull so your transom will sit a little bit lower in the water BUT thats the only bad thing as far as i have seen with the few i have installed
    otherwise they rock
    i never paid any mind to the setback
    mattman

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    jack plate is free speed and performance..but you need to get a powered one....for example : you drop the motor and trim down ,this lifts and launches the boat, as your speed goes up, trim up and lift the motor up till you find sweet spot...I had a plate on my fish/ski w/150 efi merc and it was a nice addition. I think it was an 8 inch set back. They are also nice when fishing in shallow areas so you dont hit prop as much. Get the powered one or you might regret it.(personal experiance here)

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    It is a 96 Emerald, with a 120 Force, the hull is recessed where the engine sits. Was thinking it would help with some clearance issues, $200 vs $800 is the reason I was looking at the manual, set it and forget it.

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