Originally Posted by Ezgoing
any body experience of enginejack plates?
views welcome on efects on boat handling, lateral movement, vertical movement, weight, max horse power, etc.
I am considering one for a Suzuki 300df.
Contrary to what Codprawn says they do make a big difference in a properly setup boat!
We use them for racing, but they are expensive items which require maintenance. If you are looking for setback or extra room I would fit a fixed bracket - zero maintenance and same effect. We offer a reasonably priced cast one now!
What do you get for your trouble? A definite increase in top speed, although this will be limited if you don't have a standard gearbox as you will lose water pressure if you lift the engine high enough to gain the full advantage. Other extra benefit would be in shallow water.
If you still want one the Stainless Marine Gorilla 3 is the one I would recommend, but a 300DF is a big lump with a lot of torque, and you would have to be considerate to it! It has fewer parts and requires less maintenance than other makes, and in racing that is the one the majority of racers fit, and believe me we can destroy equipment!
Codders is right about the pressure gauge - if your engine doesn't have one fit one - it might be good to have a separate one anyway.