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Ultrex stand went through the deck #13326386 10/29/19 07:08 PM
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I guess I didn't have the stand set tight enough to the deck and there was a gap that allowed it to bounce a bit. Made a rough run on Sunday and when I got where I was going I found that the stand had punched right through the deck and put a 1" wide circle hole in it.

Any suggestions on how to repair it and what I might brace that area with so it doesn't happen again?

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Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326396 10/29/19 07:13 PM
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3" round aluminum plate screwed over the hole.

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326434 10/29/19 07:44 PM
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Can we get a pic?

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: herbsteiner] #13326453 10/29/19 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by herbsteiner
3" round aluminum plate screwed over the hole.


X2. It will never happen again

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326456 10/29/19 07:57 PM
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I put these on my boat for the trolling motor and Talons on tilt brackets

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It would probably be best to have a fiberglass shop repair the hole.

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326507 10/29/19 08:32 PM
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my 02 skeeter did the same thing, made a plate and screw over the hole.


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Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: TxBazzn] #13326519 10/29/19 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TxBazzn
Originally Posted by herbsteiner
3" round aluminum plate screwed over the hole.


X2. It will never happen again


I'll try that. That decksaver plate would've been a good preventative but won't work now that there's a hole there I'll have to use something bigger. I'll put an aluminum plate there. Thanks guys.

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326545 10/29/19 08:58 PM
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I would do a 2 inch .080 or .100 thousands thick aluminum plate, T6 hardness over the hole. That should be big enough. Paint it to match the carpet as close as you can and it should look fine.

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Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326673 10/29/19 10:32 PM
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I’d get the floor repaired first then a plate should work great. Never heard of one going through the deck my Ultrex on my old skeeter wasn’t perfect and would bounce slightly but never enough where it seemed excessive even in rough water

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13326826 10/30/19 12:28 AM
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Get a th marine troll tamer. Won’t ever be a issue again

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buy a troll tamer from TH marine it will make a huge difference in rough water and trailering

it saves the bushings in the bracket pivot since your trolling motor no longer bounces everywhere


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Originally Posted by Douglas J
buy a troll tamer from TH marine it will make a huge difference in rough water and trailering

it saves the bushings in the bracket pivot since your trolling motor no longer bounces everywhere


I found the remnants of one of my bushings on the deck the other day. Guess its time to tear it down and look for busted screws and rebuild the mount.

Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13329525 11/01/19 02:35 PM
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Just put a ss washer over the hole and UNDER the hole with a ss round allen head bolt in it. Be sure to use anti seize on the ss nut to bolt or it will gall up and may not tighten all the way.


If you set the kickstand that comes with the ultrex up with the correct tension on the deck your tm shaft will have a bow in it and be locked solid, no need for the strap or any aftermarket kick stand.


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Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13329904 11/01/19 09:48 PM
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This is the 4th time that I’ve recently heard about the Ultrex support punching through the deck. Aluminum plate will do the trick. I personally whatched the troll tamer rip the screws out of the deck. Sure sure if he had the depth of the support set just right, allowing the mount to lock, but this route is rigid to the boat. I would almost still want to added an aluminum plate to spread out the surface area.


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Re: Ultrex stand went through the deck [Re: EastTexasBassin] #13329910 11/01/19 10:01 PM
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I did have the mount set so that it locked down against the deck originally, but the mount leg twisted over time and then allowed the slightest bit of play. That's all it took. (Well, that and some 20mph wind on Ray Hubbard)

I'm gonna put a metal plate over it and then I'll be good.

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