Will a Jackplate help my boat?

Jackplates allow improved performance in bass boats, raising the prop to maximum height for reduced drag, improving speed as well as fuel economy. What’s more, the setback also effectively lengthens a boat. Setting the motor farther back should improve the ride in a chop coming at the bow.

How do you determine a jack plate setback?

Start at a known too low setting: 4″ shaft under pad. Run it, get your baseline numbers and WRITE IT DOWN GPS speed, NEVER a boat speedometer. Raise the motor 1/4″ at a time until you lose either lift, speed or water pressure, back down 1/4″ and you’ve found your exact spot.

Do you recommend a jack plate on a jon boat?

Yes always a good Idea IMO. You can Idle shallow without much trim and It won’t force the back of the boat down. Also have rigged 1 with low water pickup nosecone to run propshaft even with the bottom of boat.

How do you determine the setback of a jack plate?

There is no set rule of thumb for how much setback you need for your boat. It all depends on how much bow lift you need and how far you need to move the motor to push through clean water as well as any clearance you may need to clear hydraulic steering rams, swim decks, etc..

How do you adjust the Th on a marine jack plate?

To adjust the height of the jacking plate, loosen the three side locking bolts on each side (6 total). Turn the adjustment bolt in the top center of the jack plate clockwise to raise the jack plate to the desired height. We recommend the use of a box end wrench, open end wrench or a socket.

What’s the purpose of a jack plate on a boat?

What is a Jack Plate? Similar to a setback, a jack plates also add weight and some distance (typically much less) between the engine and transom, but the primary goal of this feature is to raise and lower the engine within the water.

How do I choose a Jackplate setback?

What does a setback plate do for a boat?

A setback bracket in simple language “pushes” the outboard motor further away from the transom. The benefit of the setback is that it adds weight to the rear of a boat (and increases the overall length) which can help raise the bow.