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    Member Dirtofak's Avatar
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    Default Hydraulic Jack Plate?

    Getting late in the year and the water levels are dropping. Chewed up another prop and I am looking at installing a hydraulic jack plate. Anyone use one? Boat is a 16' Hewescraft with a 60HP Yamaha. Brand recommendations?
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    I have a 6"Flats jack http://www.bobsmachine.com/6-Setback...100-106000.htm on my 20' predator seems to work good moves 6" vertically. Lots of boats down here run CMC lifts. Cant speak for them as i have never dealt with them.

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    I've got a 4" Atlas jackplate on the back of my boat.
    It has 6" of travel as well.
    Keep in mind that to get the best performance from it you are going to need to change your prop to a 4 or 5 bladed surface piercing prop.
    You will only be able to get 1-2 inches of lift with the regular 3 bladed jobs due to cavitation and slippage


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