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

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    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

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

    fishinjeff Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Remove the clamps and bolt the motor to the plate