New project boat! Should I cut down the transom???

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by fishinjeff, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. fishinjeff

    fishinjeff Well-Known Member

    So I made a big mistake in my new purchase. I bought a 14, 6' wide little "mini flats boat". It came with a 15 hp Nissan and I wanted to put my 25 merc on it. I did not pay attention that the transom was a tall one and the Nissan was a long shaft. SO should I just cut down a spot on the transom or what??? Keep in mind the project will be to put a deck on this boat so it will be a lot more weight soon.
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Cheap manual jackplate

  3. Izzy11

    Izzy11 Backwater boy for life

    Yeppers .... Bobs mini narrow jack plate
  4. fishinjeff

    fishinjeff Well-Known Member

    Here seems to be the problem with that. I think it is too narrow from the transom to the motor so the clamps would stick out. I know the manual jack plate I put on my Gheenoe are not thick enough. I had no option in lowering the plat or motor because the clamps hit the top of the transom. This was a "bass Pro" mount. I cant remember what the name is. PLUS would'nt I have problems getting to the front controls if it were mounted back and low of the transom???
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    transom cutout and splashwell is standard on offshore hulls
    shouldn't be hard to duplicate on a micro.  :-?
  6. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    Remove the clamps and bolt the motor to the plate