texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Delta6, rustybird, tejx5, James D Michel, lothar
109300 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,132
hopalong 78,912
Pilothawk 77,553
John175® 69,868
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,694
Tritonman 58,401
Mark Perry 54,846
LoneStarSon® 54,824
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,511
Posts13,005,201
Members109,300
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Need help with Ultrex mount issue. #12596243
01/26/18 02:30 PM
01/26/18 02:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
S
Squarebill41 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
Squarebill41  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
I have been having a stow issue with my Ultrex from the day I got it. When you stow the motor the locking pins do not slide into the slots that secure it. I have tried a lot of things and nothing has helped. I called Minn Kota yesterday and they had not heard of this problem yet. The only thing I can do is when I bring it up I then reach down and push forward on the two black arms to lock it in place for running. I helped install an Ultrex on another boat that is having the same issue. If anyone has seen this and knows of a fix please share, I am worried I will forget to lock it and lose the motor in rough water someday. Thanks in advance.

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596258
01/26/18 02:42 PM
01/26/18 02:42 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 777
hubbard
D
dobbin Online content
Pro Angler
dobbin  Online Content
Pro Angler
D

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 777
hubbard
Sounds like the stabilizer rod needs to be adjusted. If this rod is just a little long it will not let the motor down far enough for the motor to lock in place. I had to cut the rod twice before I got it right. The rod has a threaded end and a smooth cut end, hack saw or cut off saw will get it done. Shorten this rod till it is the right length for the motor to lock. Mine is just off the deck of the boat, it will allow the shaft and motor to move but not much. That is the only problem that I had installing mine.


te
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596287
01/26/18 03:01 PM
01/26/18 03:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
S
Squarebill41 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
Squarebill41  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
I have tried removing the bounce rod. I have to pull up a little before it locks in place by pushing the locks forward.

Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596292
01/26/18 03:03 PM
01/26/18 03:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 15,650
plano
B
bogey♂ Offline
TFF Guru
bogey♂  Offline
TFF Guru
B

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 15,650
plano
BlueNitro can help, I'd bet.


Originally Posted By: Dan90210 ☮
you know, nothing wrong with seven men who met on the internet going for a swim together
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596314
01/26/18 03:13 PM
01/26/18 03:13 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 11,496
Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru
gary purdy  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 11,496
Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Sounds like the mount is in a bind. Shimming is required on some boats.


The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596315
01/26/18 03:14 PM
01/26/18 03:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,839
SETX
K
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler
kellisag  Offline
Extreme Angler
K

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,839
SETX
Is it mounted on a flat surface? Sounds like the mount may be flexed.

Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596331
01/26/18 03:27 PM
01/26/18 03:27 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 384
Stagecoach, TX
S
skeeterK Offline
Angler
skeeterK  Offline
Angler
S

Joined: May 2017
Posts: 384
Stagecoach, TX
You may just need to use it several times to fully break in the parts and loosen that spring. Those parts appear to be stamped and may have edges that need to be rounded off with use. My Ultrex and my Fortrex were the same way for the first few weeks. Always use the strap to secure in rough water.

Last edited by skeeterK; 01/26/18 03:28 PM.
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596353
01/26/18 03:43 PM
01/26/18 03:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
S
Squarebill41 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
Squarebill41  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
I will see if the mount looks twisted. It has been used a lot over the six months I have had it. Should have broke in by now.

Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596374
01/26/18 03:54 PM
01/26/18 03:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,182
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Online happy
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Online Happy
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,182
Justin, TX.
I am almost certain that the bracket is in a bind. You will have to take the tension off the mounting bolts one at a time until the motor locks down properly. Then you will need to shim the bolt that had the tension, twisting the bracket. Loosen one bolt at a time only a couple of turns until you find the right combinations.
It is usually a cross pattern combination; one on the front and one on the opposite corner.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596391
01/26/18 04:09 PM
01/26/18 04:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 392
Bedford, Texas
Z
Zach S Offline
Angler
Zach S  Offline
Angler
Z

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 392
Bedford, Texas
I had the same problem with mine. The more I deployed and stowed it the better it got. Works just like it should now

Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12596990
01/26/18 11:31 PM
01/26/18 11:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 134
ATX
M
markson Offline
Outdoorsman
markson  Offline
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 134
ATX
Just noticed the EXACT same issue today on my new Ultrex mounted last week frown


My fishing partner Abby (she likes to lick the fish)
Re: Need help with Ultrex mount issue. [Re: Squarebill41] #12597599
01/27/18 02:34 PM
01/27/18 02:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
S
Squarebill41 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
Squarebill41  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 27
Got it much better, Thanks Mr. Harper. I had to loosen all of the bolts before it would lock in place. Trial and error is the only way I could get it straight which was a 1/4" thick 1" wide 16" long piece of flexible but stiff black rubber under the inboard side of the mount between boat and bracket. Tightened all bolts and now it locks in when stowed.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2