FSUDrew99
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FSUDrew99

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    1. 7WT
      7WT
      ok so maybe i do want to think about putting on a jack plate- would help with running in skinny water no doubt- I had trouble getting out of some areas that were just too long to pole- used the trolling motor. I will need to learn about how to use a jack. Can it be set up prior to getting up on plane? Any thoughts on what jackplate I might purchase would be appreciated.
      1. FSUDrew99
        FSUDrew99
        Look into Bobs Machine Shop Jackplates. They are what came standard on the older BT’s.

        You can jack it up and get on plane.
        Dec 15, 2017
    2. 7WT
      7WT
      Thanks for getting back to me. OK good to know you have the Osprey without sponsons. thinking I will in addition to the bait well plug change the seals on the back sponson hatches. I would seal them entirely except the port hatch is the access to some electrical tie in. Could seal starboard I suppose. Your osprey is a tunnel I think and the jack is almost needed for that right?! Thanks, again and Merry Christmas!
      1. FSUDrew99
        FSUDrew99
        I have the sponsons, just no sponson hatches except one by the poling platform which is a twist off lid.

        My hull is not a tunnel, only a few were made like that. The jackplate is great to have for any style boat running in skinny water.
        Dec 15, 2017
      2. FSUDrew99
        FSUDrew99
        I wouldn't seal anything off hatch wise, but update your gaskets and you should have a drain plug in the back of each sponson, mine does at least next to the trim tabs. If any water gets in just drain them every trip.
        Dec 15, 2017
    3. 7WT
      7WT
      I have a B2 and about a year ago you discussed using a bait well plug to help cure water intrusion in sponson hatches. Wondering what size or type bait well plug you used. I definitely get a bunch of water in there. Also curious if you use a jack plate on your B2? I have a Merc 60 4 stroke. Bought this in May. Learning about running it. thanks
      1. FSUDrew99
        FSUDrew99
        On my Osprey I do not have the sponson hatches personally, but the only smaller bait well plug/ drain plug I used was not the standard size just one size down. You can buy them at any marine store. I have mine in my transom splash well in the bilge pump exit hole that pump out any water from down below the dry storage bin where all of the pumps and wires are located.
        Dec 14, 2017
      2. FSUDrew99
        FSUDrew99
        Mine does have a Bob's 6" jackplate... I run it typically on about a 2-3 setting depending on water I am running. If it is really skinny I will jack it all the way to 6" and just make sure I'm not over revving the motor and getting good water flow into the motor to cool it.
        Dec 14, 2017
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