What is a Vance Performance Plate and why do I need it?
The Vance Performance Plate option is a great add-on accessory to your Vance 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. We do have these modified units already in stock so there is little to no wait for shipping times. However, you can remove the performance plate from the bottom of the jack plate if need be by simply loosening a few bolts.If you are having a spraying problem with your boat and engine already, you will definitely want the Vance performance plate option added on when ordering!
If you still have questions as to whether the performance plate is applicable for you, contact our engineering and support team: