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#12763824 - 05/21/18 01:14 PM Jack plate height?
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Is there an easy way to understand the exact height my outboard should be mounted on my manual jack plate.
I read a blurb about measuring the position of the prop shaft in relation to the bottom of the hull....any experts out there with advice?


Edited by Fish2222 (05/21/18 05:49 PM)
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#12763840 - 05/21/18 01:21 PM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Fish2222]
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#12763920 - 05/21/18 02:06 PM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Fish2222]
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Check out the BassCat owner's forum and you'll find a lot of good info. Also check out Bass Boat Central.
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#12764155 - 05/21/18 05:51 PM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Huckleberry]
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Huckleberry....Thank you Sir....Exactly what I needed.


Edited by Fish2222 (05/21/18 05:52 PM)
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#12764367 - 05/21/18 08:47 PM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Fish2222]
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Better yet, go see Steve and get you a Hydrodynamic plate. The best in the business in my opinion! Steve is amazing!

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#12764582 - 05/22/18 03:02 AM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Fish2222]
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Thanks this info was helpful i have been having issues myself
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#12764637 - 05/22/18 06:30 AM Re: Kack plate height? [Re: Fish2222]
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At normal boat weight, raise the plate till you start seeing water pressure fall at WOT and trimmed out, then adjust it back down 1/4". Be sure and check for WP loss in turns to make sure you don't run it dry. That should get you a rooster tail near the same height as the top of the cowl.

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