jack plate ?'s

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by flyfisheraa573, May 19, 2010.

  1. flyfisheraa573

    flyfisheraa573 Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm building my own jackplate...why? because I can do it cheaper than I can buy one...

    So a few questions....

    1) Is there a preference to using aluminum angle vs. channel? or a reason one should?

    2) I have a piece of 1/2 6061 plate for my motor plate...I'm thinking that should be stout enough...any arguments against it?

    Thanks folks!
     
  2. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Firecat built Built one and then did not like it ...

    PM Him he may be willing to sell it ...

    Dave
     

  3. gheenoe

    gheenoe Got snook?

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    The only benefit to using angle is you can adjust set back. The first jack plate I ever built was two pieces of channel and a plate like your thinking.
     
  4. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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