The Skinny on Jack Plates

A must read from Yamaha Outboard if you have or are considering installing a jack plate.

 

The Skinny on Jack Plates

Boater’s Log Vol. 6, No. 7

Should Your Skiff Have One?

If you run any kind of skiff or bass boat in shallow water, consider this column a must-read. Electro-hydraulic jack plates are add-on brackets that provide two more adjustability dimensions to your outboard engine trim: straight up and down.

A jackplate can improve both overall and shallow-water performance.

The jack plate accomplishes several significant functions:

  • It enables you to run in shallower water than allowed by a standard, fixed engine mount.
  • It allows you to get up on plane in shallower water than allowed by a standard, fixed engine mount.
  • When trimming an engine for best performance, a jack plate affords you better fuel economy, thanks to channeling thrust in the most efficient direction – parallel to the water’s surface.

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