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#11135304 - 09/29/15 03:14 PM jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge?
bluecoat Offline
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Registered: 08/25/13
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Loc: garland
The new boat has a jackplate, does it really matter what position the jackplate is in, up or down when towing? Also, came with a the transom saver bar for towing, is there anything else out there that works better than this bar/rod? Someone at work mentioned a transom wedge? Anyone have one? Any good? Thanks in adavance.

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#11135404 - 09/29/15 04:04 PM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
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Doesn't matter where the plate is, i use a old school transom saver.

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#11136335 - 09/30/15 02:20 AM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
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Loc: Arlington TX
Originally Posted By: bluecoat
The new boat has a jackplate, does it really matter what position the jackplate is in, up or down when towing? Also, came with a the transom saver bar for towing, is there anything else out there that works better than this bar/rod? Someone at work mentioned a transom wedge? Anyone have one? Any good? Thanks in adavance.


if your jp is hydraulic i THINK they recommend it be all the way down when trailering. if jp is manual it can be trailered as is.

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#11136432 - 09/30/15 07:04 AM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
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I have never heard a jackplate manufacture say how to store them. I put them at half way. As much ground clearance as needed. Had a scissor lift jp that you needed to go all up to put it on its own lock. Wedge? they must be talking about
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#11136905 - 09/30/15 11:09 AM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
forkduc Offline
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I move mine to the all the way down position,at the recommendation of my dealer.

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#11137236 - 09/30/15 01:31 PM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
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I put mine half way down and use a Motormate. Good to go anywhere.
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#11140449 - 10/01/15 09:17 PM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: bluecoat]
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mine is all the way up with a transom saver keeping all tight.
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#11140753 - 10/02/15 04:05 AM Re: jack plate position when towing...transom saver or wedge? [Re: gary purdy]
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Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Had a scissor lift jp that you needed to go all up to put it on its own lock. Wedge? they must be talking about

That's the way my 12" Para Lift on the Ranger is. All the way up and locks on to a hook to relieve pressure on the pump.
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