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Great work Ken! Absolutely amazing what you've accomplished with this rig. I'm really happy for you. When possible, could you post a pic of the front of your jackplate, where the O/B attaches?

 

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4 hours ago, volzfan59 said:

Great work Ken! Absolutely amazing what you've accomplished with this rig. I'm really happy for you. When possible, could you post a pic of the front of your jackplate, where the O/B attaches?

 

Steve 

Ask and ye shall receive.

 

1" thick aluminum plate, held to jack-plate with 4x10-24 flat head machine screws and Red Loctite. Heads countersunk into jack-plate, blind-hole drilled and tapped...since the spacing plate isn't subjected to shear stress, the 10-24s are more than sufficient. 3/8" between bottom of spacing plate and top of transom so no 'junk' gets wedged in there.

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On 4/12/2023 at 7:18 PM, airshot said:

Hopefully your using plywood to make it thicker for rhe motor to clamp on!!!!  Unfortunately have witnessed clampon motors going for a swim if not biting into some wood to keep them in place!!

@MN Fisher everything looks rock solid but i think @airshot has got a point here. Almost need something to provide a little give and act like a lock washer so vibrations dont loosen up the clamps and you lose all clamping force at once. Or maybe just a backup cable so the outboard doesnt end up going for a swim if it loosens?

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Been a while since I posted here - but doing some upgrades in time for bass season to open here (16 days and counting)

 

First - pulled the transducer for the Striker 7cv from the TM...wasn't happy with it there really. Mounted the transducer on the stern and routed the cable through the hull. Mounted it to the port side of the jack-plate.

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As mentioned in another thread - I ordered a Echomap 93sv, and got at least the RAM mount set up before it arrived today. I've got it above/behind the Striker...made sense to me.

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I've still got to mount the 93's transducer to the starboard of the jack-plate (bracket the engine with them), pull both transducer cables to the bow (that yellow thing is an electricians cable-snake...that's what you use for pulling wire through enclosed spaces/conduit - business end is already in the stern waiting to go to work), hook up the power and it's time to rock-n-roll.

 

 

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Okay - last little bit about the sonar. Where the heck do you bring the cables up from underneath?

 

Why through the gap between the bow-plate and the TM deck....silly person.

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