Jack Plate on a Grady

Doc Stressor

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I may repower this year and I'm thinking of adding a manual jack plate. The idea is to get the engine away from the stupid aluminum bang plate (which I will either replace or glass over), allow the engine height to be precisely adjusted, and to position the lower unit behind my side scan transducer.

So has anybody put a jack plate on a single engine Grady? If so, how many inches of setback did you use and are you happy with the setup?
 

suzukidave

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i spoke to a guy with one mounted on a 1980s 19 tournament. he used it to go to an xl leg with a 20" transom. offset was 5 or 6" and he was very happy with oerformance and really liked having the leg out of the water when tilted up
 

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If you choose to go with a jack plate, I would recommend you look at the Atlas jack plate by T-H Marine. Probably top of the line. I've used them before and they are nice pieces.
 

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I’ve run both and it sure is nice to be able to adjust on the fly, I had a Bob’s hydraulic on a 25CC for 15 years with not one issue. Used the manual one on a shallow water skiff in Currituck Sound, was bulletproof as well . Think it was a CMC?