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Old 04-07-2021, 05:13 PM
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Shooterschmidty
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
Motor Height
We need a picture showing the motor lowered all the way down before commenting on this as the shaft could be too long or short.
I took a couple of photos to illustrate the engine height. The first is with the jack plate lowered all the way down and the second is with it raised about 1.5" from there, which seems to give me the best cruise performance. From what I've read, the permatrim should be approximately parallel with the bottom of the third sponson.

I haven't measured precisely, but it looks like even with the jack plate lowered all the way, the engine is still an inch or two higher than it would be if it was attached directly to the transom. I don't fish super skinny water, so it might be best to just ditch the jackplate altogether.
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All the way down.

Best cruise performance.