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Found a nice bow mount for my trolling motor #13261965 08/28/19 12:58 AM
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My used boat came with a 60 hp engine but no trolling motor so I added a bow mount structure:
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Since I won't use less than a 55 lb thrust Minn Kota, I added a support beneath it seeing as the recommended max thrust is only 35 lbs.and that motor is much lighter:
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I can go top speed and the bracket holds fine. (Not a good idea to use the 5th speed according to Minn Kota.)

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Re: Found a nice bow mount for my trolling motor [Re: SenkoSam] #13262149 08/28/19 05:42 AM
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[quote][/quote]Alot of work for just that. My 80 pound thrust just has 4 holes and same amount of work. It also auto deploys and is removable also.

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Re: Found a nice bow mount for my trolling motor [Re: SenkoSam] #13262315 08/28/19 01:28 PM
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i gotta say it ain't pretty, but if it works and your happy with it, that's all that matters. the only other thing i would recommend would be to add a safety strap connecting the trolling motor to the hull in some fashion just in case the mount breaks


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Re: Found a nice bow mount for my trolling motor [Re: SenkoSam] #13269144 09/03/19 07:48 PM
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Where did you locate the mount. I need one for a 40 pound thurst,

thanks

Aubrey

Re: Found a nice bow mount for my trolling motor [Re: AUBREY EVANS] #13272794 09/07/19 12:43 AM
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Brocraft Deck Mount Trolling Motor Bracket/Outboard Motor Mount
Amazon; 2 sizes; free shipping for Prime

Remember, to support a motor heavier than 35# thrust, you need to add a padded support directly beneath the mount as pictured.
4 holes - that's it.

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