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Old 30 May 2012, 05:11   #1
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ribcraft 5.5 jack plate

Hi all has anyone fitted an outboard jack plate to a ribcraft 5.5 /5.85 reason I am asking is the boat at the moment is set up with a long shaft mercury 90hp 20 inch shaft all correct as it should be however I do have a 115hp xl yamaha which is newer and fuel injected less noise and more power more smiles .Now the question is has anyone fitted a jack plate to this model of ribcraft
. I know the transom is good for a 150hp long shaft.yes I know the boat is set up for long shaft .yes I know I could sell the xl and buy a long shaft. and yes I know that I could build up the transom.but has anyone fitted a jack plate.
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Old 30 May 2012, 08:20   #2
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Interesting. I had a Ribcraft 585 (2004) which came from Ribctaft with an Suzuki DF140 xl and when Ribcraft re-engined it some years later thay fitted a DF150 xl.
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Old 30 May 2012, 15:38   #3
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Interesting. I had a Ribcraft 585 (2004) which came from Ribctaft with an Suzuki DF140 xl and when Ribcraft re-engined it some years later thay fitted a DF150 xl.
I might be wrong but i think the earlier 5.5 0 5.85 had a lower transom
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My Ribcraft is a 2001 with 20 inch transom ships loads of water if you go astern to hard in a chop
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i dont mean the whole transom just the cut out where the engine sits (dunno the correct term ) is lower

but then again i might be talking total rubbish!!
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Old 30 May 2012, 17:07   #6
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i dont mean the whole transom just the cut out where the engine sits (dunno the correct term ) is lower

but then again i might be talking total rubbish!!
Why don't you give Ribcraft a call and ask. They're a really helpful group of people. If you give them your boat number they can probably check.
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