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2023 Starting off right!

Thanks all for keeping up with Bobs Machine.

We are hitting the ground running for another record setting year!

The last week of 2022 we added another 2 CNC mills and Fanuc robot.  The robot cell has been finished and is in full 24 hour production at this time, keeping us assembling jack plates made with the latest machining technology, offering laser and Renishaw probing to make sure of the highest tolerances.

We have started our boat show cycle, kicked off with the Miami boat show last week!  We will be at the Dubai boat show, The MLF Redcrest and the Bassmaster Classic in March.  Look forward to seeing you there and many more though out the year.

And the pro fishing circuit has kicked off with a great start!

Prostaff Member Chris Lane took 1st place in the Bass Pro Tour on the MLF side of things, and having 2 top 10 prostaff members at the Bassmaster Elite series.

We have added a lot of other new machinery to keep up with our growing demands this past fall/winter to handle our growth, including new automated bandsaw, upgraded paint booth, upgrades in powder coating process to improve prep time for production, many additional burr benches, CNC machines and as mentioned another Robotic cell and have another on order!


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New Gen2 Action pumps!

Bob’s Machine Creates New and Improved Gen2 Action Series Pump!

Tampa, FL – July 27th, 2022 – If you’re trying to get to the honey hole quicker than the competition, check out Bob’s Machine’s new patented Gen2 Action Series jack plate pump.

Assembled in our Tampa, FL factory, this pump features a larger valve body, larger orifices, longer-lasting seals and improved valving to get your large outboard up and down, even under full throttle application, including during hole shot!

The Gen2 Action Series pump, with it’s unique blue cylinder shaft seal, is an all-inclusive electro-hydraulic actuator designed to be faster, stronger and have greater pressure than the previous version.

“With outboard engines getting larger and more powerful, we wanted to improve our already great product to stay at the top of the jack plate industry,” says Bob’s Machine’s Steven Pelini. What’s more, the Gen2 Action Series pump comes with a 5-year warranty.

To get your hands on a new Jack plate factory equipped with the Gen2 Action Series pump, contact Bob’s Machine at (813) 247-7040, or at

 About Bob’s Machine:

Since 1978, Bob’s Machine has brought innovation to the jack plate market. All of their products are Made in the USA, right in their Tampa, FL factory, where Bob’s Machine continues to invest in American workers and companies to manufacture the best products possible. More information is available at


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2022 Trade Show Season has arrived!

The 2022 boating season is about to kick off!  Trade show season has arrived!  We just finished up the Miami boat show, and are getting packed up for many more, including the BassMaster Classic Expo, The Dubai Boat show, and the MLF Redcrest Cup Expo!

Looking forward to seeing you at the next one with our new NMEA 2000 jack plate sender, our new line of Race Jacs, and many more great boating innovations!

And it looks like 2022 is ramping up to be our busiest year ever, so please order your jack plates early!

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Bob’s adds Robotics to operation.

We are very excited to introduce our newest employee, Mr Fanuc, who will be our first 24/7 worker!

He will not get sick, he will not get a ‘case of the Mondays”. He will make sure Bobs is turning out parts as fast as possible, with the absolutely highest level of precision!

Stay connected to our Youtube, Facebook, & Instragram pages as we finish up the installation and get him operating. Can’t wait to see him in action!

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May 2021

Hello all,

Things are going great here at Bob’s Machine. So far this year, we have added 10+ new jobs, a new powder coating booth, and we have on order 2 new CNC mills and a Fanuc Robot! We are working our hardest to manufacture more jack plates at our Tampa facility for the growing demand.

While we are increasing production as best we can, we do have a 4-6 week lead time on jack plates, so please check with our dealer & distributor network for in stock Bob’s Machine jack plates if you are in a rush. Marine/Boat business owners, please note both Donovan Marine & Land N Sea distributors have Bob’s jack plates in stock!

Thank you for supporting our MADE IN USA production and we wish you a wonderful 2021 boating season!

Team Bob’s Machine

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2020 End of year updates from Bob’s.

Bob’s Machine was proud of our hard work in continuing to grow in 2020 despite pandemic hardships.

The outdoor community seems to be one of the lucky ones that thrived during lockdowns and put more people into nature than in many many years.

Not only boating, but mounting bike, hiking, camping all seems to have brought people away from TV, video games, and into living ‘real life’ again. We can only hope that the youth that experienced the great outdoors this year continue to enjoy the passion their whole lives!

With the 2020 boating year, many people became first time boat owners, and we saw dealership that completely sold out of boats!

To keep up with demand Bob’s proudly invested into ourselves, adding 5 new CNC mills, a new powder coating oven, and many other pieces of shop equipment. Not only will this new equipment help us keep up with demand, but will allow us to work on new products!

Also in 2020, we are proud to be the first jack plate company to release a NMEA 2000 backbone connection. Garmin has already signed on, and we expect all of the MFD manufactures to have updates for their units in 2021 to support jack plates!

We wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and stay tuned to Bob’s Machine for new products in 2021, follow us on facebook, instagram & youtube @bobsmachine

Here is a video of the last 2 CNC machines of the year being put into place :

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Bob’s NMEA Controller!

We are happy to announce we have finished our NMEA controller and will have ready for sale later this year. We are currently working with multiple Multi Function Display companies to get updates for Jack plates aka Transom Lifts. We soon as the graphs start to support this parameter, we will do any final firmware updates and release to public. Here is a short teaser video and link to the official PR! Thanks!

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May 2020 Covid-19 update

As the state of Florida opens up, Bob’s will be allowing customer pickups on a contact-less basis.

Please call in advance to order your items and when ready we will coordinate a pickup time at our loading docks.

We look forward to the continued recovery of our great state & country and wish everyone stays safe and able to enjoy this years boating season! Thanks!