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Jack Plate Installation on SD 217

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Ernest_T
Ernest_T Member, Moderator Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
Has anyone installed a jack plate on their Hurricane?  I'm looking at installing a 4 or 6 inch offset hydraulic plate.  Will the transom support this?  I have a Yamaha F150 on my boat.  The plate itself is 42 lbs., but I'm concerned about the torque on the transom.  The seller of the plate says the 4 and 6 inch plates are pretty much safe for any boat, but recommended that I check with the manufacturer.

Thanks!
2010 Hurricane 2100 (217) Sun Deck
2008 Yamaha F150 TXR Outboard
2008 Yamaha FX **** Cruiser Waverunner

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  • thurricane
    thurricane Administrator Posts: 522 admin
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    I am aware that jack plates have been added as aftermarket items.  However, this is something that would not be covered under the warranty of the boat.
  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭
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    Ernest
     
    As mentioned, others have done it.
     
    The extra weight of 42lbs would be fairly close to the extra weight of strapping a 200HP on the back of it (which it can handle).  You're also only at 75% of the rated horsepower so I don't suspect the torque generated by the F150 will a concern.
     
    But, as Teri mentioned, your hull warranty would be void if you had any transom issues and it was a non-manufacturer endorsed/installed configuration. 
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  • Ernest_T
    Ernest_T Member, Moderator Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
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    Thanks for the replies.  I'm going to hold off on the plate for now until I can find somebody that has done it.  I doubt that a 4 or 6 inch offset plate would cause any problem, but I know as soon as I bolt it on anything that happens to the transom will my fault.

    2010 Hurricane 2100 (217) Sun Deck
    2008 Yamaha F150 TXR Outboard
    2008 Yamaha FX **** Cruiser Waverunner
  • fmc1942
    fmc1942 Member Posts: 7
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    Would a jack plate on my fd 226 cc with 150 yamaha be of any bennefit.. I put a jk plate on my bass boat 17' 6" with a merc 125hp but it did not help a bit....

    thanks