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need more motor height help!?!?

Have questions about setting up your boat? Engine height, setback, prop, etc.
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need more motor height help!?!?

Post by 265mercman » Jun 27, 2013 9:04 am

i got my jack plate high as i can be mounted on transom it has 4 inchs of travel my center of prop shaft is even to slightly below bottom of pad i need to be around a inch or so higher for my 30 cleaver to perform any way to make it go higher

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Re: need more motor height help!?!?

Post by alaskastreamin » Jul 01, 2013 10:54 am

If the motor is as high as possible mounted on jack then that's it. You'll have to look for another jack plate with more lift. You MIGHT get away with bolting a 1/2" thick aluminum plate to the jack extending up another 1 1/2" and bolting the motor to that. You would want to keep an eye on the plate to make sure it doesn't bend.
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Post by 265mercman » Jul 01, 2013 12:05 pm

yea all the jack plates i found was only like 4 inch of travel as thats what i have now iam starting a 260hp bp soon with a 15inch offshore mid then my jack plate would be plenty high at that point my use ur suggestion for the time being thanks hows the last virage coming along

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Post by alaskastreamin » Jul 01, 2013 1:20 pm

Got the tank, floor and transom in over mothers day. Going back to property July 26 for 10 days. May be too hot to do much then but will be back in Oct. for two weeks. Will glass deck to hull and start building interior next. All hard parts for motor are bought.
Just sold Viper last week. Waiting on check to arrive and clear before ordering jack plate and gauges.

Next summer I want to be in the water.
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Post by 265mercman » Jul 01, 2013 3:08 pm

cool deal how far is the virage from you in alaska

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Post by alaskastreamin » Jul 01, 2013 5:30 pm

It's in eastern Washington and Sitka is just above Seattle, off the coast of Canada.
It's 102* there today and Sitka is 62* and drizzling. Whoo Hooo!!!!
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Post by YDOC462 » Jul 01, 2013 8:53 pm

take an 11/2" off the bottom of the boat..... then prop shaft will be where you want it. :-)

Ron we want pics!

vertex pistons on the way!!! whoohoo!

highjack over....cody out. :-)

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Post by 265mercman » Jul 01, 2013 9:34 pm

glad you got the pistons now put it together come to tn and lets run em lol redrider in the pysco billy cadialliac out

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