Mini-Jacker for Clamp-on Outboards
Highly recommend this item for those running a long shaft motor on a short transom. Great performance, handles better, planes better even better speed, though not rocket speed with a small outboard but noticble for sure. Did not have to extend any cables to install. Easy...
August 15, 2011
Perfectly affordable simple solution
Simple straight forward solution to a problem. Super value. Mounted it on my 16’ flat bottom. For the cost it is not worth trying to rig up something on your own. You need to drill six 3/8” holes in the unit and then in your boat. Make sure that you have the unit high enough on your transom to give clearance to be able to rotate the clamp dogs on your boat motor. I got min about an 1/8” to low and had to put a shim under the motor. My son and I had it mounted and ready to go in about an hour. Make sure you seal all holes. I also put a couple of coats of spar polyurethane on the plywood block. I found it to work great. Boat planes out much better with no water spray now. Definitely a winner.
April 28, 2012
Everyone knows that long shaft motors are a dime a dozen and that its the short shafts that are hard to find. This product will bring value back to the long shafts and allow short transom boaters to equip long shaft motors and get the same handling and performance as their short counterparts. I recently purchased the Mini-jacker and installed it on my 16' Grumman and mounted a 98 Mercury 25hp long shaft. It works amazing. Installation is a breeze if you have the right equipment....drill and some sort of fasteners. The design of the jack plate allows universal mounting for height preference. Well worth the money, and a lot easier than making your own or raising your transom.
March 18, 2009
Just the ticket!
I needed something to match a 22 inch motor to a 20 inch transom. When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see how stout it was, it is very beefy and strong looking. I drilled it for 6 3/8 inch carriage bolts and filed the holes square to lock them. Although probably not necessary I made some 1/4 inch aluminum plates for the inside of the transom and used large fender washers on the bolts. I sealed everything with 3M 4200. Boat performance and handling is now as it should be. Elegant and effective fix for the poor matchup by the manufacturer/dealer.
August 7, 2013