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Jack plate on small boat?

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  • Jack plate on small boat?

    Hi everybody! I have a friend with a 1993 Johnson 25hp on a Tracker boat. In the future he plans to repower with a newer more powerful outboard. I can get his 25 pretty reasonable for my jon boat but the problem is I need a 15" shaft and his is a 20". Is there a company that builds a jack plate for small boats? I figured I could build one if I had to. Does anyone have any experience with this?Thanks,James

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    Ahoy, JonBoater. First: check the manufacturers plate in your jon to be sure it can handle 25 hp. If it can, you can build up the transom yourself with MARINE GRADE plywood.Good luck.JB
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      Thanks J.B., 25hp is max on my 14'er, where can I find marine grade plywood?

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        Several com****** make plates that work well. Cook Manufacturing makes a vertical extension you may want to check out at www.cook-mfg.com part number 50012.Good luck!

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          Hey, JonBoater. I like Dhadley's suggestion better than mine. Home engineering can be extremely good, but it can also be disastrous. Buy a professionally designed transom extender.JB
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