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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Inspired by Tom Kirkman's rod-holder motor-mount, I made one for my Revo 13...

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Put in place, it looked to be difficult to operate the trolling motor since the controls would be awkwardly placed behind my shoulder. So... I wondered if there was a way to re-locate the motor forward where it would be more convenient. The molded hand-hold seemed like a conveniently located strong point...

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A 3/4-in PVC Tee fits nicely in the hand-hold, but a clamping arrangement is needed...

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So, after a lot of trial-and-error fitting, bending and finally joining PVC fittings with a 3/8-in threaded rod...

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With the Tee in the inboard hand-hold, the clamp is complete...

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and it clamps tightly enough that no other support is required...

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Using a PVC plug, sanded down a bit for a snug-but-not-tight fit, drilling a hole and inserting a spring-clip pin, the motor can be easily installed or removed when water depth is a factor or if paddling.

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And, voila! A fully functional and conveniently located motor mount, proven on the water!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Excellent! Simple is better.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:09 pm 
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I like it. A few questions... What lb thrust is the motor? What size battery do you carry? And are you able to balance they weight of the battery/motor out so the kayak is more or less level?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:56 am 
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jahaiap wrote:
I like it. A few questions... What lb thrust is the motor? What size battery do you carry? And are you able to balance they weight of the battery/motor out so the kayak is more or less level?


It's an 18-lb thrust Watersnake ASP. I have a 12v 40 ah SLA battery in the forward compartment The boat sits virtually level, maybe down by the bow and inch or so but not enough to be a problem.


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