Manual Jackplate Options

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by oysterbreath, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever used one of these Vance jackplates?
    The price is right but I'm a bit concerned about the hardware. Some of it is brass. Recently, they released on 3" inch set back model. That one has me thinking!
    http://www.vancemfg.com/Contest.html
     
  2. junkin35

    junkin35 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I can't attest to the Vance, but I've had a Hydro-Dynamics manually adjustable 4" setback plate for about 15 years. It uses a combination of alum/stainless/brass for hardware and the combo has been very resistant to corrosion and binding. I love it.
     

  3. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    X 2. My manual TSG plate also uses all three metals.
     
  4. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies fellas!
     
  5. ducktrooper

    ducktrooper Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Bobs Mini Jack...adjustable 4-6" of set back and up to 5" of lift.
     
  6. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    I THINK I might order the Vance 3" set back manual jack plate with-in the next couple of weeks. Seems like it is the way to go for my needs. Thanks to everyone who replied!
     
  7. ducktrooper

    ducktrooper Well-Known Member

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  8. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    173 for the unit and an extra 30 if you want the mounting plates for the inside of the transome.
     
  9. marshman

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    be careful..

    ive used a vance manual on a 15 inch transom...it wasnt pretty..well, the 2 lil rooter tails were kinda cute..

    that jack will hang down almost to the bottom of a short shaft transom..