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JAB528
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?






U my boy blue, I mean red.






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carrotsticktiger
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?








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Yeti
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?


If you can afford it get the jack plate. I've gotten out of several sticky situations because of my jack plate





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LouisianaChessie
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Not sure if its been said but meeting the power restrictions and adding a hydraulic jack plate makes life so easy. Trim tabs are nice too





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Choirboy
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Not sure if its been said but meeting the power restrictions and adding a hydraulic jack plate makes life so easy. Trim tabs are nice too


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Motorboat
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?


there are a lot of responses here that have nothing to do with a jack plate or your original question. Get one. For the boat you have, it will help you tremendously when you get caught on a mud flat or are running through shallow water.

You will gain draft as your motor is the lowest part of your rig without a jack plate. If using normal trim to make your motor not the lowest part of your rig, then the higher trim actually digs the motor farther into to mud.

I have a boat hull similar to yours without a jackplate. when I repower, my new rig will have a jackplate.






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hogdaddy
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?


Also Anton7, If you do add the Jack plate have the dealer add a Water Pressure Gauge or do it yourself. When running down the bayou, you would want to kept an eye on the pressure gauge when raising the Jack Plate.





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Anton7
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Motorboat

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hogdaddy

Valuable info, both.






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hogdaddy
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geaux001
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?


Sounds like this boat has a fairly deep vee, If I had a choice it would TRIM TABS 1000%...





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