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“As a proud owner of a Powrtran jack plate, I can attest that these units perform as advertised and can stand up to the harshest conditions that a fishing season can offer.” -Justin S.

One of the most versatile accessories you can put on your boat, Jack Plates can give you a boost in your top-end speed, improved fuel-economy and hole-shot, and allow you to run more efficient in shallow water. The Magnum Jack Plates utilize an electromechanical drive system-no messy hydraulics- and with their simple design and chrome accents are not only the highest performing Jack Plates on the market but the best looking as well.

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5/8" thick lift plate ensures minimal flex

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Pre-drilled accessory mounting holes

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Mirror-polished accents make this the best looking jack plate on the market

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T60-61 Aluminum construction for maximum strength with minimal weight

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High-visibility lift gauge decal

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Internally-sealed 12V motor for minimal battery draw

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Ballscrew actuator technology ensures no bleed-down or slippage

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Large mounting footprint relieves stress on the transom

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5/8" thick lift plate ensures minimal flex

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Pre-drilled accessory mounting holes

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Mirror-polished accents make this the best looking jack plate on the market

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T60-61 Aluminum construction for maximum strength with minimal weight

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High-visibility lift gauge decal

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Internally-sealed 12V motor for minimal battery draw

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Ballscrew actuator technology ensures no bleed-down or slippage

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Large mounting footprint relieves stress on the transom

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5/8" thick lift plate ensures minimal flex

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Pre-drilled accessory mounting holes

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Mirror-polished accents make this the best looking jack plate on the market

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T60-61 Aluminum construction for maximum strength with minimal weight

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Innovative gas spring-assisted actuator technology

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High-visibility lift gauge decal

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24V electrical system provides maximum lift with minimal battery draw

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Ballscrew actuator technology ensures no bleed-down or slippage

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Large mounting footprint relieves stress on the transom

1

5/8" thick lift plate ensures minimal flex

2

Pre-drilled accessory mounting holes

3

Mirror-polished accents make this the best looking jack plate on the market

4

T60-61 Aluminum construction for maximum strength with minimal weight

5

Innovative gas spring-assisted actuator technology

6

High-visibility lift gauge decal

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24V electrical system provides maximum lift with minimal battery draw

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Ballscrew actuator technology ensures no bleed-down or slippage

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Large mounting footprint relieves stress on the transom

Options

Standard Series


Our Standard Series Jack Plates feature 7.5” of vertical travel, a 12 V motor, 4” or 6” setback* and are rated for motors up to 250 HP

Buy Magnum Standard 4″
Buy Magnum Standard 6″

Max Series


For the big-guns! Our Max Series Jack Plates offer 5” of vertical travel, a 24 V motor, 4” or 6” setback* and are rated for motors up to 350 HP.

Buy Magnum Max 4″
Buy Magnum Max 6″

Custom


Because we are the manufacturer and not a distributor or reseller, we have the ability to build a custom package from the options available in our Standard and Max Series Jack Plates. If this is something you are interested in, please give us a call at 1-800-466-7697 to speak with our technical staff.

* Setback

Setback refers to the distance your motor is set further back from your transom. There is no magic formula for how much setback you need as type of boat, weight of motor, rigging, environment, etc may all have an impact but generally speaking, for higher performance, more setback is usually the ticket. However, there are cases where a smaller amount of setback is preferred. If you run a jet and need the motor tucked up to the transom as much as possible, or if you run a tiller-motor and don’t want to set the handle too far back, the 4” is the way to go.

Magnum Installation Steps (PDF)

Please read these instructions completely before beginning installation. If you have any questions regarding installation, call Powrtran at 1-800-466-7697. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

What does a jack plate do?

Jack plates allow you to raise and lower your outboard motor so as to operate at peak performance even in shallow depths. By keeping the motor straight, as opposed to trimming, the full force of the propeller is pushing the boat forward. This eliminates the “rooster tail” effect and helps keep the boat on plane which will help increase acceleration, top-end speed, and of course, fuel economy.

What are the advantages of an electro-mechanical actuator over a hydraulic actuator?

Our electro-mechanical actuator uses no hydraulic fluid which means no filling, no leaks, and no extra hoses cluttering up your boat. Also, there is no possibility of hydraulic bleed down, our mechanical screw locks the unit in place.

What is setback?

Setback is the term for mounting your motor further back from your boat’s transom. It offers several key benefits. First, it allows the propeller to run in “cleaner” water. The water coming off the boat’s hull is somewhat aerated and moving the propeller back to less aerated water will give it more bite. Also, since the water coming off the hull is rising, setting the motor back allows you to run the motor higher in the water. Finally, setting the motor back changes the balance of the hull, at full throttle, having the shaft more level allows for maximum thrust.

Max Horsepower250 HP
Max Motor Weight650 lbs
Unit WeightE4: 60 lbs; E6: 62 lbs
Dimensions19 ¾”W x 18 ¾”H x 6”D
Vertical Lift7.5”
SetbackE4: 4”; E6: 6”
Operation12 Volt Electro-Mechanical
Actuator DriveBall Screw
ConstructionHeavy Duty Extruded Aluminum Frame
Mounting Plate1/2″ Thick
HardwareStainless Steel

Make Sure to Check All of the Connections

  • Ensure pins and receptacles are not damaged
  • Ensure Amphenol connections are locked tight

Check Wires

  • Ensure wire coating is not damaged
  • Ensure cords are not damaged

Test the Battery

Remove the motor from the unit and test it to ensure the motor is in good working condition and the shaft spins freely in both directions

With the motor removed, manually test the actuator to ensure that it moves freely

General Tips

  • It is always a good idea to disconnect the battery when storing your boat for long periods of time. If possible, use of a battery tender will help ensure the battery stays charged and ready for use.