Motorboat LSU Fan At the camp Member since Oct 2007 12576 posts
re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?(Posted by Motorboat on 2/14/13 at 7:38 am to Anton7)
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.
hogdaddy LSU Fan harvey Member since Feb 2010 3645 posts
re: Ordering my Sea Hunt BX 20 tomorrow. Should I get a jack plate?(Posted by hogdaddy on 2/14/13 at 9:00 am to Anton7)
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.