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

I also added a Stainless Steel Skag guard for about a hundred bucks.
Glad i did as my guide buddy tried to take off and hit bottom 4 times in a row in BL until I took over.
I was just looking at him and shaking my head.
Always remember no one takes care of your boat like you will...


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Anton7
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Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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I fish shallow and just trim up. But I dont run 50 thru ponds If its your dream boat go for it but if you hold and resell in 10 years it wont have any value but may make it sell quicker
good advise


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Anton7
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Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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Wish I would have invested in the power poles, that's my next thing to get.
I'm thinking this


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Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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Also price adding Trim Tabs.
Done. Thanks for the confirmation. I've done a lot of research and feel that I'm making a sound decision. Adding the trim tabs, bimini, and trolling motor.


hogdaddy
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harvey
Member since Feb 2010
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re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?


Anton7
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Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

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


lsu mike
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Gonzales
Member since Sep 2006
7412 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
So you getting the jack plate w/ trim tabs? I am on my third bay boat, first two didn't have either and the one I currently have now made sure it came with them. You might not think they are worth it for the money but once you have them and figure out how to adjust them for your boat to make it run the best you will be very pleased with the purchase. Same goes for having a power pole.


Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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So you getting the jack plate w/ trim tabs?
Def getting the trim tabs. Questioning the need for a jack plate.


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hogdaddy
LSU Fan
harvey
Member since Feb 2010
4216 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
What leaning post you going with?
Wash down system?
Digial Gauges?
Depth finder?


Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
Optional leaning post with backrest
High pressure wash down
Will discuss fish finder, depth finder, gps tomorrow. May be an add on later.


carrotsticktiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2012
2037 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
depth finder is a must imho


carrotsticktiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2012
2037 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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Optional leaning post with backrest


100% yes. we had this on our champion and it was amazing


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Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
I hear ya. Gonna see the cost of all options tomorrow.


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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15101 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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Optional leaning post with backrest


This is the shite. Amirite carrot?


Cadello
LSU Fan
Eunice
Member since Dec 2007
30882 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
I got the Humminbird 997c SI but that was 2 years ago, they probably have better stuff out.


carrotsticktiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2012
2037 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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This is the shite. Amirite carrot?


oh yaaa, wish we had it now


Anton7
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jul 2012
1133 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
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This is the shite. Amirite carrot? oh yaaa, wish we had it now
OK, I smell a story there....


hogdaddy
LSU Fan
harvey
Member since Feb 2010
4216 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
all I have is an old Humminbird depth finder. I did buy a ram mount for my iPad and a Bluetooth gps for the maps.


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carrotsticktiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2012
2037 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
no story
JAB just likes to mess with me


lsu mike
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Gonzales
Member since Sep 2006
7412 posts

re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?
You would be fine getting a 6" jackplate on that boat. You would love the hydraulic being able to adjust on the run and stuff. Especially if you get trim tabs as well. I have a 10" JP and tabs on my boat and when in shallow water can raise jackplate all the way up, drop trim tabs down and hop up on plane in a foot of water. Much better than trolling or hoping tide comes in so you can escape. Like I said its one of those things you don't want to spend money on at first but once you have it will always be playing with tuning your boat. They are really a good attribute to a bay boat.


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