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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 18:21 #55290

I had a CMC transom jack that was well over forty lbs with the associated Stainless steel 7/16 mounting bolts but not counting the CMC made thumb screw adapter plates which easily added another ten pounds.

I never had it on a FC- I ran it on a Crestliner Voyager Hardtop with a quarter inch alum transom.

If you look close at seaforrest's transom you can see it is flexing outwards from the motor weight being leveraged by the transom jack.

Like I said- just my two cents Ray. To each their own.
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 17:54 #55289

50 pound jack plate??

I don't think they make them out of cast iron anymore B)
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 16:40 #55286

merc geo would take great delight in seeing you peacock around a little bit.

BTW chief rivithead is the cutest little peacock I know- with his French manicure and pink sparkle lip gloss

and rabbit fur thong :blush:

merc geo

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 14:14 #55285

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Hmm

Mani-pedi booth at RVP7?


To quote Bob Dylan: Times they are a changin

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Good luck w phase 2: paint removal

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 13:45 #55284

Well I can't really say that my first goal is to show up at one of ya'lls big functions to peacock around and win all the speed races! But you never know.

Motor work is not as fun as paint strippin but I will heed all this sound advice for immediate future reference! Will have to line up some muscle I guess.

One day I will teach all of you how to get a mani-pedi and keep it all clean and together. You can do it!! :biggrin:

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 13:28 #55283

With all due respect
I would remove the transom jack and switch to a proper (short shaft) motor; something in the 40 horse range.

That transom jack is putting enormous rearward strain on an already marginal transom.

If you are trying to jack a long shaft motor high enough for it to increase speed, your center of gravity will be through the roof.

If you sh*t can the jack, run a SS motor, and clamp it right to the transom, you CAN see a significant increase in speed by simply adding shims under the transom clamps. The old time racers called these shims "rev sticks"; they get the prop closer to the surface of the wawa and let it spin faster= higher revs= more speed. Cut a yardstick into lenghts two in wider than your transom clamps and put them under until your cavatation plate (the horizontal fin above the prop) is level with the bottom of the boat. This is your starting motor height. Keep adding sticks one at a time and watch your speed increase. When the motor over revs in a turn, take one stick out and you are all set.

That transom jack will also greatly multiply your boat's tendency to"porpoise" or bounce up and down at the front :ohmy: which no one likes.

Remember- by kissing the dreaded transom jack byebye, you are also jettisoning fifty pounds of ballast placed at the worst possible spot. Now your power to weight ratio has just increased and guess what? So did your speed B)

The icing on the cake is now you are free to SELL that appendage and spend the $$$ on a pedi for those adorable little piggy's :woohoo:

Just my $0.02

merc geo
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 12:14 #55282

seaforrest wrote:



Now this is a first here.
You go girl!
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 04:32 #55279

Gonna hardly even be able to open a jar of jelly in the morning! Forearms are killing me. Ha! Found some new muscles.

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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 04:16 #55278

I can't believe the difference between theses photos and the ones you originally posted! The boat looks great
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RESTORE - ATION? MAYBE 20 Dec 2015 03:39 #55277

ES1 wrote: I don't know why but it makes me think of this song:
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Edit: what am I missing? I cant get this video up!

You're making great progress, you'll be at RVP before you know it!

Just remember, it doesn't have to be pretty to be fast or float :biggrin: .

A race might be brewing this next get together and that jack plate could help you out!

Good luck :shades:.


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