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Vance Manufacturing HYDKU-6000 Jack/Kickup Plate

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Okie Fowler, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Okie Fowler

    Okie Fowler Senior Refuge Member

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    Has anyone seen/used the new Vance HYDKU-6000 jack/kickup plate? I'm considering mounting one of these to my boat. I already have the CMC BA-130 breakaway, but would like to have some vertical lift for the shallower water.
     
  2. ARtreehugga

    ARtreehugga Senior Refuge Member

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    I have not ran one but would love too. I've had some Vance Jack plates in the past and they are quality. If you have enough tiller length, you may consider just stacking a Jack with your kick up
     
  3. Okie Fowler

    Okie Fowler Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm just now getting all the parts/pieces together to install my new Suzuki 70 hp outboard. The engine is still in the crate, and I'm waiting to get Suzuki's fully integrated tiller handle (should have by next week). So, for now, I'm not sure how much flexibility I'll have with moving the engine further away from the transom.

    Also, I'm worried about too much weight hanging on the back of the transom. The CMC BA-130 weighs 30+ pounds, then add the weight of a jack plate and I'm around 60-pounds. The Vance HYDKU-6000 only weighs 46-pounds, with 3" less setback. Plus, my new engine weighs in at 343 pounds dry, an increase of around 60-pounds over the Mercury I had on there.

    With the 60-hp Mercury (and CMC) I had on my boat, I already had issues with the boat porpoising before I could trim the engine straight up and down (which I call the neutral position). Now by adding another 60+ pounds I will really have issues. I still need to move some things around in the boat (Phowler 1960 Extreme), so hopefully I can eliminate that problem. If not, I'm looking at trim tabs (welded on) or a Bob's True Tracker plate.

    Too many unknowns at the moment, but I will have it setup right by duck season. Of course with the help of the expert advice I get from this forum.

    By the way, besides Vance or eBay, does anyone else sell the Vance products? Can't find a deal anywhere on their products.
     
  4. Okie Fowler

    Okie Fowler Senior Refuge Member

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    I ordered and received the Vance HYDKU-6000...awesome unit! Only has a 6" set back, and operates very smooth.

    I do have a question for those who use jack plates, however; with the jack plate set in its lowest position, where should my anti-cavitation plate sit in relation to the bottom of my transom? For now, I have it mounted about even with the bottom. The boat doesn't squat much at rest, and has very little bow rise on acceleration. Any advice would be appreciated.
     

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