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#11625383 - 05/25/16 10:59 AM Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual
txsuperman Offline
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Why do you prefer one over the other?
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#11625395 - 05/25/16 11:04 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
militarybrat Offline
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Manual is set it then forget it my kind of simple.


Hydrolic is more stuff to break not my cup of tea.
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#11625461 - 05/25/16 11:28 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: militarybrat]
bronco71 Offline
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Originally Posted By: militarybrat
Manual is set it then forget it my kind of simple.


Hydrolic is more stuff to break not my cup of tea.


Same here, once set up I just don't need to adjust it.

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#11625472 - 05/25/16 11:31 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
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I'm not sure why you would need hydraulic unless you regularly run really shallow water

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#11625490 - 05/25/16 11:36 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
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Hydro because you can adjust on the fly for different loads and especially for weather.

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#11625494 - 05/25/16 11:37 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
96speed Offline
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Not mandatory but well worth the money. If you're rigging out a 60,000 boat what's another grand or two? Handy for getting on the bank for emergency #2 or adjusting on the fly depending on conditions. Kinda like 1 vs 2 power poles. 1 does the job but after having 2 you'll never go back.
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#11625503 - 05/25/16 11:39 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
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explain the weather/conditions usage please

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#11625513 - 05/25/16 11:42 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: 04champ]
txsuperman Offline
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Originally Posted By: 04champ
explain the weather/conditions usage please


That was gonna be my question.
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#11625525 - 05/25/16 11:48 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
David Burton Offline
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You can trim out for propper alignement of the bow and Jack plate down to keep more prop in the water. Sacrifices speed for stability. Which is what you want in 2-3 footers if you are staying on top of them.
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#11625528 - 05/25/16 11:48 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
Neal G Offline
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An Atlas or Bobs hydraulic will be on my next boat. Primarily for very rough water and shallow water driving.
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#11625532 - 05/25/16 11:50 AM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
bronco71 Offline
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I guess I am just cheap, LOL. I am able to trim mine and run very well, including some very rough Texoma weather, motor can't be raised any more or I will loose my water pickup, holeshot is great as I can trim my motor waaay down (was able to pull the limiting bolt on my motor bkt without motor hitting boat). Handles different loads fine except when I get talked into a ski trip with the kids and then I don't think the hyd plate would help enough pulling up 2 skiers with a loaded boat...I just change the prop to a lower pitch prop (my spare) for that outing....



Edited by bronco71 (05/25/16 11:52 AM)

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#11625995 - 05/25/16 02:49 PM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
Bryan O' Offline
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Like 96 Speed said, once you have one, you'll never go back to a static plate. I have a 10" Atlas, and can really fine tune it on the fly to squeeze that last mph out of the boat. I know it's a Ranger - slow bla bla bla -whatever. But where they really shine is in rough water. I bury my motor and then trim up to keep the nose on top of big waves. It really makes a difference. It is also nice in real skinny water. You can put it up, and keep the motor down more on the trim, and idle with it pushing 'forward' rather than down.

If you have a jackplate set up for your optimum speed, your motor will blow out bad in rough water. I had a Skeeter set-up for fly back in the 90's and almost tragically found out it wouldn't stay hooked in the bad stuff. Had to move it down out of caution. Static plates are nice, but hydraulic are much better.
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#11626321 - 05/25/16 04:44 PM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
txsuperman Offline
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Thanks for the input. I like the info Bryan O
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#11626354 - 05/25/16 04:58 PM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
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I always get a Hydrolic Jackplate on my boats and I don't use my Hydrolic Jackplate to adjust for speed - I have a Ranger and nothing can make it go fast...LOL, I use it to jack the motor all the way up so I can keep the motor trimmed down when ideling through the timber or real shallow...it allows for better steering and stopping if I have to hit reverse...worth the money in my book...
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#11626355 - 05/25/16 05:00 PM Re: Hydraullic Jack Plate vs Manual [Re: txsuperman]
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