SlideMaster Jack Plate Problem/Motor Height Adj.
I just spent the day trying to adjust (raise) my motor height. 2003 Champion Bay Champ with a 200HP 2003 Saltwater EFI. The motor is mounted on a SlideMaster Manual Jack Plate.
The instructions (that were told to me), were to loosen the 2 bolts on each side (4 total), and then turn the long vertical bolt to raise or lower the motor. Well the long vertical "bolt" turned out not being a bolt at all. It was a long threaded rod with a nut welded or brazed to the top. Of course the nut broke loose of the rod. When this happened (I suspect) the motor fell a little lower than where I started. I tried using a floor jack to at least get the motor back where I started but it would just lift the whole boat instead of the motor (yes, the side bolts were still loose).
I tried putting 2 5/8ths nuts back to back on the other end (bottom) of the rod and turn from there....didn't work.
I really need some suggestions.