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So, I’m in the market for a minn kota powerdrive v2 trolling motor with the wireless remote. I would like to mount the motor at the bow. I know Marshall has a great setup on mounting a plastic plate and the minn kota quick release bracket to the bow.
Are there any other ideas on how to mount the motor to the bow? If so, could you please include pics and/or instructions?
Check out Dustin’s solution that he posted on earlier today and read the blog that he links too. Looks pretty slick to me….
I would defiantly go bow mounted motor before I ever thought of putting an outboard on it. That being said, I had the same exact thoughts as you… Get a gas motor to get some place… I was flat wrong the front mounted motor gets me there and the battery lasts a really really long time!
The only reason I would ever get a gas motor now is for river fishing! On lakes the front mounted motor moves me along at 6 mph and runs all day. I had an old tanaka on the back and it worked, but I really felt it was useless for most fishing applications.
Just an update. I have been in contact with Dustin via email and he is fabricating some new brackets that will work with both style quick releases made by minn kota (as I have a different style from his). They are also being made out of composite material so it should be strong and lightweight. He said the cost with all hardware included would be somewhere around $100. Several will be ready to ship by the end of this week as I was informed.
Dustin can you send me your email? I would like to talk with you about making me a bow mount motor mount? firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address. I am looking to buy a Freedom Hawk Pathfinder fishing Kayak. If you do a google search you can see the front end setup
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