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So I think my Jackplate switch may be going out but I was wondering if anyone has ever used the 2nd slot on the co trip box throttle for a Jackplate switch? Could you just buy a switch for trim and wire it to the Jackplate relays or is it more complicated than that?
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The switch doesn’t care what’s it controlling. And Most Jackplate switches are advertised as T/T switches. However not all jack plate motors are created equal. For instance mine is a two wire motor. Others are 3 wire, but that’s where the relays come into play.
Chittum was adding a second switch on the binnacle for the jackplate for a while but got away from it because most people like the blinker switch or dash switch better. With stick steering ruling out a blinker I’d go with a second switch in the binnacle. It needs to be a three wire switch. Blue up, red power, green down.
 

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Totally agree here - it’s too close to the trim and could be counter intuitive. One thumb, two different directions. But, it can be done. If the switches were on opposing sides (trim facing port, but the jack plate on the starboard side of the handle, you could use thumb and index finger at the same time with opposing directions.

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My Bob’s’s switch is on the dashboard next to the throttle. I never thought about moving it and I Jack it up and down while driving all the time
These skinny skiffs are easier to perform hole shots with and safer when you have a blinker switch or switch you can operate with both hands on the wheel and binnacle. This guy has stick steering so no helm to mount a blinker switch. On the binnacle is the best option in my opinion and dash switch or bobs big honking button switch zip tied to the binnacle.
I have seen skiffs come from the builder with the bob’s button switch zip tied to the binnacle lever…that looks shitty and cheal but works.
 
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