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    I want to get a Manual Jack Plate
    I do not want it for skinny water, I want it so I can adjust the motor on my pontoon houseboat to adjust for when the load is heavy and the motor is too deep.
    I need to keep it as close to the back of the motor pod as possible so I'm thinking 4" standoff.
    Any suggestions on a good manufacturer that wont hurt the wallet too much would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Bob's Machine shop.

    I would opt for a hydraulic plate myself, as loads on 'toons change if people walk forward or aft
    Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Scott Danforth View Post
      Bob's Machine shop.

      I would opt for a hydraulic plate myself, as loads on 'toons change if people walk forward or aft
      Thanks Dan,

      These pontoons are 4' wide and a persons weight has little effect as the boat loaded is 3 tons. In most cases the jack plate will be set and left for days or weeks while cruising.

      It looks to me like the main Jack Plate manufactures are Bob's , T-H Marine, CMC and Seastar

      What do you like about Bob's?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jim Hawkins View Post
        What do you like about Bob's?
        made in the USA (right in Tampa Florida) family owned business, been in the business for decades (sort of developed the product line), if you pick up the phone, you get a person who can answer questions.

        if you need something custom, they can provide it.
        Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

        1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

        Past Boats
        1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
        2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
        1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

        What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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        • #5
          3 TONS...WOW? Are you driving your car on it?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by gm280 View Post
            3 TONS...WOW? Are you driving your car on it?
            No, just a house.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Jim Hawkins View Post

              No, just a house.
              This is a nice one, the name is written at side, inquire google who's the fabricator to check prices, tech specs...

              Happy Boating


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