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#11910121 - 10/31/16 01:44 PM Installing new trolling motor
Rob Matthews Offline
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Registered: 10/24/12
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I'm installing a new trolling motor on the boat but I wanted to get yalls input on if I should mount directly to the boat or use some rubber between the trolling motor mount and top cap of the boat?

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#11910152 - 10/31/16 02:02 PM Re: Installing new trolling motor [Re: Rob Matthews]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Rob Matthews
I'm installing a new trolling motor on the boat but I wanted to get yalls input on if I should mount directly to the boat or use some rubber between the trolling motor mount and top cap of the boat?
definitely use a semi rigid rubber mat under it. It will help it stay tight and also help control noise.

.....at least for my boat.

Before I would have to tighten the bolts once a month or so and I always knew when it was time to do so because of the "clacking" noise it would make. Since I added a hard rubber cushion underneath it it hasn't had to be retightened since. HA....now all I have to tighten is the bolts on the cradle itself. Even blue loctite doesn't seem to help mine in that regard.
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#11910154 - 10/31/16 02:04 PM Re: Installing new trolling motor [Re: Rob Matthews]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Also, the rubber pad will help a little with the gel coat. In the event that you change again in the future, the gel coat will not be nearly as scratched up.
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