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Old 11-23-2005, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments, I'ts funny you should mention about tops on CC's, I'm actually redoing the boat and removed old top. I'm having a black powder coated radar arch with a full top made to include blacked out open array ant, riggers antennas etc... Boat is getting painted a custom Awlgrip dark blue.

I 've decided to go with 6" plates the industry norm seems to be around 30". I 'm moving the console forward 2 feet so I have rewiring to do anyway.

If you look at the side shot you'll notice that the console is way way back. I have about 4 foot of space behind leaning post ( which is also going to be replaced with wraparound bolsters and a tackle station not enough room for trolling the canyons) and redoing the rigging to include placing the batteries forward and the oil containers to the rear with fills in the deck.

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Old 11-24-2005, 09:03 AM
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Good luck with your project.

Here is my porta jack.

Love it.

I can jack the engine so high underway that my engine comes out of the water and I loose control...

Combined with the engine trim, I can tilt the power head inside the cockpit which is great if you have a mechanical problem, which unfortuneatly I did everytime I went out this summer.

Hydraulic bracket worked flawlessly though.

I thought a fiberglass bracket would look better, but after installing it, the scissor jack is very cool looking.

I would recommend a swim platform regardless of whatever bracket you go with.

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Here are two more.

Only a few jack plates can handle a V8 outboard. Porta Jack is one of them.

Only downside it the two hydraulic lines that run out of the pistion to the pump, but I think a through hull set up is possible.
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Last two.

Happy Thanksgiving...
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Thanks for the info and picts. I've decided to go with 6" plates for now. I did check out the web site.

Definetly a cool ride. Reminds me a little of an older 22 velocity I used to have with an O/B.

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i would go with porta products...

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I like Detwiler....they do a great job with V-8's also!!
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I 've decided to go with 6" plates the industry norm seems to be around 30".
The amount of setback is determined by the boats balance when running. If you need more bow lift and always have alot of postive trim, you would add more setback. That is why they make all the different sizes in setback, so you can balance out your ride.
You mentioned moving the console forward, which meens the balance moves forward. If you liked the current attitude of the ride, now you have to shift something back to get balance back again.
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