Return to Help Index
|Vance Manufacturing's Customer Photos|
We cater to a wide variety of customer's needs and wanted to share with you some of their pictures to view and enjoy! Want your picture to show up here? Email your pictures to email@example.com and they might just end up on here!
Vance Manufacturing JPL4000 on a customer's boat.
Vance Manufacturing JPL2412SB on a customer's boat.
|Why a JackPlate?|
What are the benefits of a Jack Plate, Drop Down Plate, Performance Plate and FAQ's
If you are needing to lower your engine into the water you can not use a Jack Plate because a jack plate only raises an engine. A Drop Down Plate is the plate best suited for lowering engines, click here for more information
A jack plate will compensate for a long shaft engine!
Does Your Boat Need a Jack plate? For this one, we consulted our network of industry professionals. Their responses were all varying degrees of a resounding YES. But how can you tell if your boat would benefit from a jack plate? What are some of the symptoms?
Boats rigged with jack plates, but otherwise identical to yours, turn higher-pitch props and perform better
Keep in mind that these characteristics can also be indications of other, more serious problems, but if you’re experiencing any or all of the above, your boat could be a good candidate for a jack plate implant.
Review from 2006 Bass & Walleye Boats Magazine
What is a Performance Plate?
The performance plate option is a great add-on accessory to your jack plate! It is a solid aluminum plate we fabricate and install onto the bottom of a jack plate, closing off the cavity of your jack plate on the bottom so that water can not spray up through the jack plate. Simply put, the performance plate is like filler for a tooth cavity not allowing things to go where they should not. The performance plates' job of keeping water out of the inside of the jack plate not only increases your speed but it helps to improve your boats overall performance! A performance plate is only able to be installed when ordering your jack plate because we modify the bottom of the jack plate to facilitate the performance plate. However, you can remove the performance plate from the bottom of the jack plate if need be by simply loosening a few bolts. For more info and pictures regarding the Vance Performance Plate, click here.
If you still have questions as to whether a jack plate will work for you, contact our engineering and support team:
|How do I buy/redeem a gift certificate?|
|To purchase a gift certificate for someone, click here. If you are the recipient of a gift certificate and would like to redeem your gift certificate, click here.|
|How do I find my product?|
|To find the product(s) you're looking for, you may (1) use the navigation menus on the top, left & bottom of our website. (2) type a keyword into the SEARCH box. If you have any trouble locating a product, feel free to contact customer service for assistance.|
|How do I navigate the site?|
|To navigate this website, simply click on a category you might be interested in. Categories are located on the top, left & bottom of our website. QUICK TIP: Place your mouse cursor over anything you think could be a clickable link. You'll notice that anytime you scroll over something that is a link, your mouse cursor will become a "hand". Whereas scrolling over anything that is NOT a link will leave your cursor as an "arrow". You may also type a keyword into the SEARCH box to quickly find a specific product. If you have any trouble locating a product, feel free to contact customer service for assistance.|
|How do I use a coupon?|
|After adding items to your cart, click the "View Cart" link at the top of this site to view your cart. At the bottom of the shopping cart you'll see a box where you may enter your coupon code.|