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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Jackson, Ohio

    Default Creative Trolling Motor Mount


    I came up with a creative way to mount my spare trolling motor. To prevent the tubing from crushing when the bolts were tightened, I inserted 3/4 OD aluminum rod into the hollow tubing, then drilled through it for the mounting bolts. Appears to work just fine. I have not had it in the water yet, but I'm sure getting that fishing fever!!!!!!!!

    (For peace of mind while driving down the road, I replaced the OEM set screws with 1/4 inch bolts directly through the tubing.)

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Chaumont Bay, N.y., USA

    Default Re: Creative Trolling Motor Mount

    Ayuh,.... I like it,.... Seat of the pants Engineerin',....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Jackson, Ohio

    Default Re: Creative Trolling Motor Mount

    It is working great! I have had it out three times now, and have had no issues.

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