Porta hydraulic transom bracket. Yesterday I spotted a Tarpon 26 with this interesting jackplate. The porta transom mount works different from other jack plates, motor mounts.
The hydraulic ram acts as a spreader in a 4 sided hinged box ( a parallelogram) with the transom being one side, the fixed base. To raise the hydraulic ram is pushed out so that the plates collapse which effects the raising of the outboard. The bracket has a vertical movement range of 12″ to 24″ quite a bit more than a jack plate.
The bracket also extends the outboard from the transom acting like an Armstrong bracket. Moving the prop away from the hull puts it in cleaner water and so increases power. There are Bracket with 17″, 21″, or 26″ of setback.
The Porta Hydraulic Transom Bracket goes where no engine bracket has gone before. Straight up and straight down. It lifts from one to five outboard motors…effortlessly…hydraulically. What makes it unique is that it lifts the motors vertically, up to 24″, with setbacks of 17″-21″-26″. This allows boaters more access to shallow water and unparalleled navigability. The Porta Bracket also allows the gearcase to be raised above the bottom of the boat without tilting, allows the propulsion line to remain parallel with the direction of the boat, and eliminates the need for lower unit anti-fouling paint. The Porta Bracket is constructed of rugged aircraft aluminum. It features one hydraulic cylinder per outboard, each with 5,000 lbs of lift. It’s like having a setback bracket and an extreme jackplate in one dependable product with 3 times the vertical range of anything else out there.
Porta Products Corporation was founded in 1980 by Scott Porta. The Company has grown into a diversified facility housing several established marine manufacturers and providing “incubator” services to companies just getting started. Porta Hydraulic Transom Bracket and Jack Plate Combination
Porta’s primary product is the unique Porta Hydraulic Transom Bracket , a one of a kind product in terms of vertical travel and number of motors accommodated. Please click the link to the left to find out more.
Located in Edgewater, a riverfront community on Florida’s central east coast, the Porta “marine depot,” as it is known locally, is now home to Porta Products, Edgewater PowerBoats, Porta Fiberglass, Inc., Creative Form Products, Inc., and several smaller firms in its six building complex of well over 100,000 square feet.
341 Skyway Dr., Unit A-1
Edgewater, FL 32132 Phone: 386.428.7656