A jackplate is a specially designed mounting bracket for an outboard motor that lets you to raise or lower the motor vertically. Here are five very good reasons you need a jackplate for your boat.
It will make your boat go FASTER
A Jackplate will lift your engine and position your propeller closer to the water line. This removes much of the lower unit from the water which reduces drag and increases the speed of your boat. The additional setback of the Jackplate has the benefit of placing your propeller in cleaner, undisturbed water allowing your engine to work more efficiently.
Get INTO shallow water
With your engine up and your propeller closer to the water line you can safely get into and navigate shallow water. This is especially good if you’re one to troll through shallow water searching for fish.
Get OUT of shallow water
Accessorizing your boat with a Jackplate will allow you to lift your propeller away from the bottom so you can tuck under and get up on plane in shallow water.
Having your engine up and set back from the transom enhances handling. Additionally, putting your engine as low as it can go with a jack plate while navigating rough water gives the propeller more traction in the water.
IMPROVE Fuel Economy
Lifting the engine with a jack plate reduces drag and moves the propeller further away from the transom so as to avoid the boat’s turbulence as it travels through the water. Running with less drag means you will get further on less fuel.
Along with these benefits, there are many other reasons why a Jackplate would be a great accessory for your boat. If you’d like to learn more about Jackplates OR you’d like to speak with someone to learn more about our diversified Jackplate products, please visit us at http://www.seastarsolutions.com/products/jack-plates/detwiler-products/.