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#10803127 - 04/28/15 09:12 AM Looking at a jackplate, thoughts?
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I am considering installing a hydraulic jackplate on my boat but want some thoughts, pros cons etc.
The Skeeter SX has "sponsons" that are supposed to give a quicker hole shot etc but I'm looking for a little more performance from the 150 Yamaha. Quicker out of the hole, better low speed performance, meaning planing off at lower speed and of course a little faster on the top end.
I'm looking at a 5.5" plate with 8" of lift. Good idea, bad idea, need something different. Let me have it.


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#10803156 - 04/28/15 09:22 AM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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#10803355 - 04/28/15 10:24 AM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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Ok so can the transom not handle a plate or what?
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#10803364 - 04/28/15 10:28 AM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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Originally Posted By: HaulinBass02
Ok so can the transom not handle a plate or what?


I am not exactly sure, I just remembered the issue has been discussed on here a number of times in the past. You might give Steve a call and discuss it with him. He is your prop and jackplate guy.

http://www.stevescustomprops.com/
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#10803393 - 04/28/15 10:34 AM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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I'll give him a shout thanks.
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#10803844 - 04/28/15 12:45 PM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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the SX skeeters have a wood transom.
a jack plate will void the warranty instantly.

and in most cases (depending on setback) will break the transom.

install at owners risk. smile
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#10814675 - 05/02/15 10:42 PM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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I know we already spoke Steve but I was under the impression that the transom was composite? When Skeeter says composite are they talking about a wood/fiberglass/epoxy/ mix kinda thing or is that not the whole truth about their hulls?
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#10815002 - 05/03/15 08:24 AM Re: Looking at a jackplate, thoughts? [Re: HaulinBass02]
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"Composite" is a misleaded word, it means the joining of dissimilar materials. Which could be plywood and fiberglass.

SX is a plywood transom, it can't handle a jack plate, and they know that, so that's why they void the warranty if you've got one.
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