Up to and including baptizing a brand new trolling motor in the lake.
Sorry Tom, I let you down.
I made the mount for my outback and mounted a 30# Endura C2 to it. I made it out of 1 1/4" PVC.
Issue 1: The home depot conduit clamps I bought are crap. the motor yaws left to right with ease. I can try to tighten them up more, but I think I need a better solution because there were very tight before lake.
Issue 2: The motor rolls left to right. I had tightened those clamps up pretty tight on the PVC CAP, but I must have made the bolt holes a little too big. That combined with the yaw movement kicks the motor up and left making the tiller roll into my body (its mounted on left side of kayak.)
Issue 3: I wont tell you how the motor went into the water (too painful) but on that note, is there anything to be concern about with getting the motor head/controller wet? Thankfully it was not connected to the battery when this occurred. also, I glad I could grab it in time otherwise davey jones would be having himself a nice new motor!
NOTE: The aforementioned issues happened at speeds 3 and greater. Slow speed appeared to work ok aside from yaw issue.
1.What specific clamps should I use to clamp motor?
2.use electrical tape to tighten up mount in hobie rod holder slot?
3.How far below the hull should I mount the motor?