Jack plate

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by Nasher, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Nasher
    Joined: Apr 2005
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    Location: Pompey, UK

    Nasher Junior Member

    Hello all

    My RIB's Transom is built to take a long shaft (21 inch) outboard, however I've picked up very cheap a 200HP Suzuki EFI thats unfortunately an Ultra long (25 inch) shaft.

    I'm thinking of making a fixed or manualy adjustable Jack plate with minimal setback rather than trying to build up the Transom.

    What thickness aluminium plate should I be using, bearing in mind I'll be putting 200HP through it and wave jumping a 24 foot RIB.
    I have some 20mm plate in my garage that looks about right, however I'm tempted to try and find some slightly thicker.


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