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Jack plate
« on: April 25, 2005, 12:54:29 PM »
What are the benefits of having a jack plate and how does it improve performance?

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Re:Jack plate
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 12:59:23 PM »
It allows clean water to reach the prop.  I am not sure it would change much more than top end speed and ability to get on plane.

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Re:Jack plate
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2005, 01:34:23 PM »
Thanks Willy

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Re:Jack plate
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2005, 01:50:39 PM »
Mike, a good hydraulic jackplate will probably run anywhere from $600 to $1000 to buy and have installed. You will definitely want to weigh the performance gains vs. the cost when you are deciding whether or not to buy one.
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Re:Jack plate
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2005, 05:41:52 PM »
Mike, it will allow you to fine tune the way your engine performs on your boat, buy allowing you to adjust the engine height properlly. A hydralic wouldn' t be necassary with your boat, but a 6 inch manual will help to get the most out of your engine.

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Re:Jack plate
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2005, 08:45:51 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.