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Bass Boats => ProCraft Bass Boats => Topic started by: RStewart on February 10, 2015, 10:25:30 PM

Title: Joined the Procraft family
Post by: RStewart on February 10, 2015, 10:25:30 PM
Howdy everyone, my wife & I bought a 1990 Procraft Pro Caster 190. It has a Mariner 200 hp motor & a 67 lb thrust Motorguide. My uncle has owned it since 1992 & it's been garage kept it's entire life. The pics don't do it justice. I have a question, how much extra stress on a transom does a jackplate cause? The transom is solid as a rock so no worries there, just wanted to know if a JP caused more stress. Thanks

The last pic has my wife & my uncle in it.


(http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag28/RStewart71/20150207_144841_zps27917e65.jpg)

(http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag28/RStewart71/20150207_144850_zps2f6d00d7.jpg)

(http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag28/RStewart71/20150207_144907_zpse08dbb97.jpg)
Title: Re: Joined the Procraft family
Post by: Donald Garner on February 11, 2015, 06:00:06 AM
Congrats on the new ride ~c~  Not sure about the jack plate question.  You might check with your local marine dealership.  I wouldn't thing adding one would hurt has long as the transom doesn't have any stress cracks etc to it.
Title: Re: Joined the Procraft family
Post by: Mike Cork on February 13, 2015, 01:29:38 PM
Congratulations on your new rig :toot:

Simply because of mechanical advantage / leverage there is some extra stress but not enough to create damage. I have heard of a few boat manufactures that said they didn't want jack plates on their rigs... That was a log time ago. While you're rig is older I'm sure you're fine....

Title: Re: Joined the Procraft family
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 13, 2015, 02:41:18 PM
Congrats on the new ride!  ~c~ Like your truck too btw. Except for the fact that mine has the barn doors on the back it looks exactly the same.  :)
Title: Re: Joined the Procraft family
Post by: RStewart on February 18, 2015, 12:19:20 PM
Thanks everyone! I plan on getting years of enjoyment out of it.