I have a boat that is a long transom (19").... And I have a short shaft 40hp 1995 Johnson TILLER steer outboard. So....My question is; Can I use this outboard on my boat IF I use a jack plate? For example, will a fixed jack plate allow me to mount this low enough on transom to have cavitation plate where it needs to be AND still be able to use tiller handle and a engine controls? Or will lowering outboard a couple inches cause the tiller handle to hit the transom and not be able to turn / tilt.
(the plate I'm thinking about will set outboard back 4"). oh, and boat is a Tracker Grizzly 1648