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Jackplate on a M19?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 3:52 pm
by me262
I have the original tohatsu 40 motor on my M19. Thinking about hooking up a tilt and trim and a jack plate. Anyone else done this? I sail in pretty skinny water sometimes. Thinking this might be a good improvement...

Re: Jackplate on a M19?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:27 pm
by Duquette5
When I upgraded the motor to the 4stroke 40hp Mercury Command Thrust I added a manual jackplate that gave it a 10" setback. I needed this so the motor (which has tilt and trim) would clear the rudder linkage when tilting. Newer 4 stroke motors are taller and heavier than the older 2 strokes. Moving the motor back like that also improved my ability to get up on plane quickly.