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Drop-Down Plates for Short-Shaft Outboards

For boat owners with a short-shaft outboard on a long-shaft transom, Vance Manufacturing has developed a solution for you. Our drop-down plates allow you to lower your outboard engine in order for it to be compatible with your boat without having to make adjustments to your transom, which can be complicated and risky. We simplify your problem by offering what we consider to be a short shaft to long shaft conversion for outboard engines.

Our drop-down plates are perfect, for example, for optimizing a short-shaft outboard on a 20-inch transom. They act in place of a small-engine shaft extension, mitigating the issues that arise when trying to mount to a transom designed for long-shaft engines. Drop-down plates are made with aircraft-quality aluminum and some models are rated for engines up to 400HP. For advice on how to use or install your new drop-down plate, reach out to Vance Manufacturing’s best-in-industry customer service team.