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I bought a reconditioned...

I bought a reconditioned boat. Has been refinished. 15 foot wood. came with a motor. Mercury Mark 55 , Thubder bolt.

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1. need a steering wheel. Primary need is an adjustment of the motor propeller. When the boat is in the water, only the bottom half of the propeller is covered by water. I have found some info about an extension of the propeller prop that can be used to get full function mof the propeller. Supplier sats it is an extention of 5 inches maximum. Any suggestion would appreciated

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I think that is all the info I currently have.

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Marine Mechanic: Shane Creekmore, Marine Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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I think your best bet would be to buy a jack plate. Most people use jack plate to raise the motor higher but could also be used to lower the motor. The only other option I know of is to replace the exhaust housing and the driveshaft and shift shaft. There are tons of steering wheels on amazon but if you want a vintage one to match your boat you will have to search restoration forums and ebay
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