What Is a Cavitation Plate on an Outboard Motor?

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A cultivation plate on board is a permanent horizontal plate on the vertical shaft of the outboard right above the propeller. It is used to prevent air from the surface of the water being picked up by the action of the propeller.
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A cavitation plate is a permanent horizontal plate on the vertical shaft of the outboard right above the propeller. It sits just at the water level when the boat is up on plane (ie:
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1. Dry dock the boat on a trailer and tilt the outboard forward so that the propeller and cavitation plate are a little lower than chest level. Use pliers to remove the cotter pin
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It is a horizontal plate above the prop.to prevent a Whirpool forming at surface level,which is. inefficient. Source(s) retired Marine Engineer.
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1. Unscrew two C-clamps. Center the jack plate on the boat's transom, just as you would your outboard. Clamp the jack plate to the transom in the mounting location ...
1. Adjust the jack plate to the "Up" position with the control to raise the motor - without tilting it - and bring the propeller and most of the lower ...
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