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jack plate installed fd226

skibum Member Posts: 56 ✭✭
Finally got the nerve to have one installed. Vance 6 inch manual jack plate. Can't wait to get her back in the water and get it dialed in. This rig will hit 65 gps when I am done tweaking. She ran 54 before I started messing with motor height.


  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    VERY Cool!  Can't wait to hear the update from the water test!
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • skibum
    skibum Member Posts: 56 ✭✭
    Well I got her wet but the wife was with me, you all know what that means. Boat drives much easier than before. I only was able to get to 38 on speedo before the wife started yelling slow down. I can tell a significant difference on how the boat lifts with the jack plate installed. I plan on running it one day this week if work allows to get a baseline on setup. Just a feeling at slow speeds but I think it will hit 58 gps as it sits before raising the engine. Prop change is expected before U get everything exactly right. I have a buddy that is a drag boat driver/set up man to get it exactly right. He dialed in my dads bass boat and it will out run 99% of boats on lakes around my area.