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Remember several years back.... #10753335 04/08/15 01:21 PM
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A few years ago I remember when a new rage was going around with bass boat jack plates. Many were putting basket balls in their jack plate hole to improve their hole shot, and this did help out with some. One person heard about it on the TFF and said that if one basket ball works good then why not add several more to the bilge area of the boat and have it work that much better. Several people tried to explain to him that that would not do anything to help with the floatation of the boat. He disagreed saying that since they were below the water line in the boat, they would work. He even went so far as to say you people need to take a physics class to see that he was correct. Funny, he never did understand why his idea would not work. He was the one needing a lesson.

This post has no value, I just remembered it from the past and thought it was funny.

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Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: ezbassin] #10753360 04/08/15 01:29 PM
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That's like saying tying a helium balloon to the boat will help it float.


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Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: ezbassin] #10753778 04/08/15 03:57 PM
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Exactly, the boat is displacing water not actually "floating".

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Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: ezbassin] #10753871 04/08/15 04:34 PM
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Only difference a basketball could or would make would be if you didn't have a hole shot plate. It would help divert water from coming up between the motor and boat.

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Fill it with ping pong balls!!

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Almost as bad as the great idea to displace water with giant air bladders


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Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: ezbassin] #10754934 04/09/15 01:07 AM
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They used to do that on gambler boats.the have a huge jack plate and pele used to put balls back there.did it work? Yes,how do I know? Cause I have had 5 gambler boats


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Originally Posted By: SpiderJig
Almost as bad as the great idea to displace water with giant air bladders
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if a fly is in your car and you're going 65mph.....and the fly zooms past you from back to front....does this mean the fly is flying over 65mph????? hammer

Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo] #10755579 04/09/15 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Only difference a basketball could or would make would be if you didn't have a hole shot plate. It would help divert water from coming up between the motor and boat.


Correct.

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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Only difference a basketball could or would make would be if you didn't have a hole shot plate. It would help divert water from coming up between the motor and boat.


Correct.


Not entirely So "Grass Hoppa". If your basket ball is in the jackplate BELOW the water line then it will provide flotation. Above the water line it does nothing. AND also if the basketball or a flat plate is at the bottom of the jackplate then YEW it will divert the water flow from not getting into the jackplate and causing drag. Back to that Physics Class again. External flotation ATTACHED to the boat either outriggers, or tanks or anything else will provide the additional displacement. BUT might cause additional drag when you move.
(P.S. Yes I had the basket ball in my jack plate on my old boat to help lift the back end. Yes it did work slightly BUT my basket ball was wedged into the bottom of the jackplate well below the water line.)

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Re: Remember several years back.... [Re: ezbassin] #10755711 04/09/15 12:50 PM
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Well naturally it would have to be below the waterline at the rear of the boat and Im pretty sure that the bottom part of the jack plate on all bass boats is in the water when the boat is at rest. As far as I know, all hole shot plates are at the bottom of the jack plate also.

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