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Jack Plates

Outboard Motor Jack Plates

A jack plate enables your outboard to provide optimum performance in shallow water. Essentially, jack plates lift your motor higher out of the water. Raising the motor provides less drag on the boat and lower unit, and directs the motor’s thrust parallel to the water. The result? It generates more energy which is immediately used to propel the boat forward. This action enables boaters to run, start, and stop in skinny water.

There are 2 different types of jack plates, manually adjustable and electric/hydraulic adjustable. If you fish with the same setup every time- then a manual adjustable jack plate is for you. If you fish with different gear then you will need a hydraulic adjustable jack, which enables boaters to make quick changes on the fly. Wholesale Marine will have just the right plates for you, including CMC’s High Speed Hydraulic Power-Lift Transom Jack 5-½” Set Back 65302, SeaStar’s Heavy Duty Hydraulic Jack Plate, and TH Marine’s CMC 2-Piece Manual Power-Lift Transom Jack 4” Setback Plates, or CMC’s Manual Power-Lift Transom Jack 5-½” Setback Plates.

Wholesale Marine Stocks Jack Plates for Every Outboard

There are a few things to consider when purchasing a jack plate. Motor size, setback needed, and if you want a manual or hydraulic jack. The term setback is in reference to how far back from the transom the jack plate extends. Plates are generally available in even inch increments (4,6,8,10,12,14), and vary per boat. This is determined by the performance of your boat at its current setup. Generally, is assistance required to raise the bow up or not? And if so, by how much? Essentially the more setback you have the more leverage you get.

The prop pitch is also a factor in determining which jack plate is right for your outboard. Once you pick out a jack plate, you will change how the boat rides and handles. You can change the pitch and diameter to dial in the amount of hole shot you need. The jack plate will get more of the motor out of the water and more of the hull out of the water providing less drag allowing you to run faster and get on plane quicker.

T-H Marine Atlas jack plates are a great choice for all applications. They are made in the U.S.A. and feature a self contained hydraulic pump system, so no reservoir or lines to install! All of the Atlas jack plates are also drilled for Talon and Power Pole mounting brackets.

Whatever your boat requires, Wholesale Marine will stock it. We offer same day shipping at a flat rate, too. Returns are easy and you’ll always receive the best customer service and advice. Be sure to ask about our Customer Loyalty Program for additional savings. Order your jack plates and other boating supplies with confidence from Wholesale Marine. We’re here for you Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at (877) 388-2628.