Outboard Motor Jack Plates
A boat jack plate enables your outboard to provide optimum performance in shallow water. Essentially, jack plates lift your motor higher out of the water. By raising the motor, jack plates provide less drag on the boat and lower unit and direct the motor’s thrust parallel to the water. This generates more energy to propel the boat forward so boaters can run, start, and stop in shallow 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 will likely meet your needs. If you fish with a variety of gear and set ups, then you may prefer a hydraulic adjustable jack, which enables boaters to make quick changes on the fly. Wholesale Marine carries a variety of boat jack plates including CMC’s High Speed Hydraulic Power-Lift Transom Jack 5-½” Set Back 65302, SeaStar’s Heavy Duty Hydraulic Jack Plate and Lift Transom, 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 for your boat. Motor size, setback needed, and if you want a manual or hydraulic jack are the main considerations. 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), to accommodate any boat. Jack plate sizing is determined by the performance of your boat at its current configuration. You will need to determine the dimension of how far you are looking to raise or lower the bow with the jack plate. 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 install a jack plate, you will change how the boat rides and handles. You can alter the pitch and diameter to maximize its effectiveness based on boat load, speed, and water conditions. The jack plate will simultaneously get more of the motor out of the water and more of the hull out of the water which provides less drag, thereby 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 there are no reservoirs 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 likely has it in stock. 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 Captain’s Club Rewards 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.