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Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:57 pm

I have a 16' Lund Alaskan and I find myself running a shallow river more. My question is will a 4" set back micro jack plate allow me run shallower? My thinking is that moving the motor back will act as a fulcrum dropping the stern further and I won't find clean water that close to the boat.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby T Man » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:28 pm

The further you run it back, the cleaner water you will be getting into the problem is your hull isn't really designed to get very skinny.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby blackrock » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:38 pm

Put a jet foot on it if your motor is big enough and you can swing it. My dad had a 16 Alaskan with a Merc 60/45 jet and it ran damn skinny on the Snake on plane. Not as fast as my current 1860 Tracker Grizzly 90/65, but better in waves! I miss that boat, wish we still had it.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:17 pm

I know jets/ surface drives are better but the draw backs out way the benefits for my use. Can I get further set back than 4" and run shallower. I know the hull is a disadvantage but it is a shallower hull than you'd think. Thank you for your input.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby omaha » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:58 pm

Just remember for every inch up you need 2" back. I'll def work, my jon with 3 guys and a 9.9 on it will run 5 inches of water cause we went up 1/2 inch over recommended and 1in back. The boat is a 15ft grumman flat bottom but will run 13 with that kind of weight not bad for a little motor.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby nathanjr. » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 pm

10" setback will give you the best shallow water running without going to an extreme setback.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby T Man » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:48 pm

nathanjr. wrote:10" setback will give you the best shallow water running without going to an extreme setback.


10" is a hell of a lot of setback on a 16' semi v boat.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby nathanjr. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:31 am

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nathanjr. wrote:10" setback will give you the best shallow water running without going to an extreme setback.


10" is a hell of a lot of setback on a 16' semi v boat.


did you have a point? if so, I think you failed to make it. 10" is not "a hell of a lot", it is 10" and it is the distance back from the transom that will give you the best shallow running capabilities.

if you want to run shallow, go with 10" setback. with only a 4-6" setback , you are only giving your motor the ability to run a few inches shallower, and you will not be happy with this slight increase when you need to get into skinny water.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:53 pm

Who makes a 10" setback jackplate or is it a custom build for 50 hp. I've heard positive things about the micro jack plate but it has a 4" set back. Thanks everyone.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby nathanjr. » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:10 pm

many manufacturer's make 10" setback jackplates. here is a link to one of the better jack plates on the market

http://www.bobsmachine.com/10-Setback-S ... 110000.htm

the hydraulic ones are expensive but it is nice to have the ability to quickly raise and lower the motor as you need to.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby T Man » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:52 pm

nathanjr. wrote:many manufacturer's make 10" setback jackplates. here is a link to one of the better jack plates on the market

http://www.bobsmachine.com/10-Setback-S ... 110000.htm

the hydraulic ones are expensive but it is nice to have the ability to quickly raise and lower the motor as you need to.


Thats for a 300hp motor...the op has a 50hp.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:22 pm

I want a hydraulic jackplate and haven't found one for smaller outboards.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby toolmaker » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:59 pm

I have always been under the impression that you get only about 1-1.5" possible lift out of every 6" you set back.... so you need about 10" of set back just to realize usefull raise of about 2".....the benefit though is greater if you don't need to go WOT.... I have set my motor high enough to go full throttle at its barely lowest position....if I raise it 1" I start to blow out and lose bite..... but when I slow down I can raise the motor the full 6 " and cruise up to about 18 - 20 mph only............ the tool
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:53 pm

Thanks. I'm not looking for full throttle, just shallow water ability.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby okie_duck » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:33 am

I used one of bobs machine hydraulic plates on my war eagle with a 50 hp johnson, it only had 4" set back which is pretty common for this size plate. You can idle around in much shallower water than you can with only tilt/trim and it is faster than using a trolling motor. I went with a 10" setback on my new 2072 flat bottom because I was looking for more bow lift at full throttle with the plate in the lowest setting, but I do not see any difference between the 4" & 10" setback while running the shallow flats at low rpm with the plate in the highest setting.
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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

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Re: Jack plate on Lund Alaskan

Postby Cprost » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Thanks guys. Emailed bobs and talked to a boat dealer and they both said 4" set back for my application. I can raise it the full 6" for slow, slightly above idle that I will do and not put too much leverage on the transom. I appreciate everyone's opinions and feedback and wanted to know others experience.
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