Porta Products Corporation introduces the Porta R-Series High Performance Cockpit Controlled Hydraulically Adjustable Transom Bracket at IBEX on October 1-3 in Tampa. The Porta R-Series is a cockpit activated, adjustable hydraulic transom bracket designed for 250 – 750 HP per engine applications.
Mercury Racing’s R Series Motors range from the 250R through the new 450R. Unlike common jack plate designs, the stability and rigidity of the engine bracket actually increases as it is raised with the Porta R-Series hydraulically adjustable transom bracket.
IBEX was chosen as the backdrop for this new product from Porta Products Corporation. At Booth 1-033 the NEW Porta R-Series will be on display for a hands-on demo.
The Porta R-Series is designed for vessels that cruise over 100 mph. Even at speeds over 60 mph, the ability to remotely and incrementally adjust the prop shaft height relative to the running surface of the hull is critical where 1/16 inch equals 1 mph. The Porta R-Series is designed to do just that with a touch of finger. The Porta R-Series is available in 8”, 10” and 12” set back dimensions with a height adjustment from 2.25” to 6.5” respectively. Several high-performance remote adjustment controls are available. In all conditions every Porta Transom Bracket, regardless of age, operates under full load effortlessly and flawlessly for any horsepower outboard.
The concept came from an offshore racing need. Scott Porta was commissioned to design the aerodynamics and running surface of a 32’ catamaran for offshore racing. The boat, equipped with the Porta R-Series hydraulically adjustable transom bracket, subsequently earned three World Championships and numerous U.S. National Titles. The bracket eventually was outlawed from the premier offshore series class after it was deemed an “unfair advantage.” That Porta product line used in offshore racing is now available as the new Porta RSeries to cruiser/center console OEMs, parts distributors, boat dealers and high-performance rigging shops.
Additionally, the 30 year track record F-Series (Fishing) is especially designed for shallow water and obstruction clearance applications and is available in set backs of 17”-26” and vertical movement from 12”-24”.