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Honest use from your jackplate? #12447713
09/30/17 02:46 PM
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Are you finding yourself in dirt shallow water enough to justify having a 1k jackplate? I would rather save myself a grand and "put up with" a half second longer hole shot and lose a couple miles an hour without one. Unless, of course you are in super shallow water all of the time.


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Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447715
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Nope. My manual JP works great for the lakes I fish.





Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447716
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Yes. But it isn't just for getting up in dirt shallow water. I adjust my Atlas when navigating in big waves, idling through stumps and vegetation and for adjusting the performance of my Yamaha/Skeeter on the fly.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447718
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Tilt and trim covers the shallow water... jack plate is for performance in my opinion.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447749
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when you are idling thru shallow water hyd plates are nice you can raise the motor up with out tilting it up pushing the rear of the boat down its like other accessories to a boat is it worth it to you.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447750
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I will never own a bass boat without a judraulic plate. They are worth their weight in gold. Adjustments on the fly are amazing.


Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
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Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: ChanceHuiet] #12447752
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Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
I will never own a bass boat without a judraulic plate. They are worth their weight in gold. Adjustments on the fly are amazing.


Can you elaborate on your experience with them?


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Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447813
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I use mine all the time.....every trip. Much like Clark mentioned.


Originally Posted By: Dubee
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Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447818
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This is the first hydraulic plate I've owned.
Once I got some help on where I should have it set for initial running I've really come to like it. Esp when idling into stumpy areas or shallow water.
Wpuld I pay extra for one if it wasn't on it - no. Do I use it a lot -yes

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447822
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Very limited real world use, in my opinion. Kind of like the 47 buttons on my TV remote I haven't touched since the first weekend I owned it. Just something to tinker with to inch out a few more MPH, if that is important to you. It does give a perfect place to mount your transducer though. I personally would not buy another one - instead I would use either a manual or an offset to give ample clearance for side view.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447831
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Use mine every trip...not as something to "tinker with", but for several reasons.

I lower and raise mine every time I get on pad to prevent blowout. Crank it up for skinny water, etc.

Atlas last year, Bob's this year (much faster, but needs grease more often). Both are great.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447832
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It's like any other technology. If you are willing to learn how to fully utilize it's capabilities, it is worth the money. If you don't care to learn and take advantage of it's capabilities, then don't waste your money. There is much more to the technology than hole shots and speed. Same thing can be said about Power Poles/Talons. I use both my jackplate and poles all the time, everytime out. Hint: Jackplates can be beneficial in deep open water with the motor off and Power Poles can be beneficial in water depths much deeper than their anchoring length. Learn how to fully utilize the technology.

Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447867
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If you fish and do not let conditions decide when you fish, then it's worth every penny.


A hydraulic plate is useful in rough water, it allows you to let the motor all the way down and you do not blow out nearly as much. The more you have your prop hooked up in rough water the easier it is to navigate and it's also a lot safer.

It's also useful getting on pad with a heavily loaded boat, raise up the plate and your boat will plane out a lot quicker. Also idling through stump fields, idling in heavy vegetation and also getting on pad in shallower water.


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447868
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Wouldn’t leave Home without it!

Call Steve at HydroDynamics! Excellent product!

Last edited by Karl Dietz; 09/30/17 06:39 PM.

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Re: Honest use from your jackplate? [Re: i-Fish] #12447976
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Its not JUST for speed. My 10" HydroDynamics manual plate helps my Tr20 turn better at slow speeds, get on pad quicker ,& DEFINATELY improves top speed & reduce chine walking to hardly any at all.
The Hysraulic plate on my Champion 201 is also useful for the same ,plus, on the fly adjustment for conditions at hand.


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