After creating your motor mount and fiberglass protecting it, it's time to put it together!
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Step 1: Screw mount to the boat

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Using long screws and pre-drilled holes in the boat back attach the mount to the boat. I know I didn't fiberglass the inside of the mount yet. I will I was just eager to see it all work.

Step 2: Attach the motor

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Mount the motor to the mount.

Step 3: Tighten latches

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Firmly latch the motor to the mount.

Step 4: Does it work?

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Yaaay, it all fits just right. Now it's time to take it all apart again and finish fiberglass finishing the motor mount!
Crucio4 months ago


I'd be interested in hearing how this has held up for you.

Chigwalla1 year ago
Just a thought, but if you bolt rather than clamp the motor, you can seal that box altogether by glassing on a plywood lid. As it is right now, the motor's weight is trying to lever the aft mounting plate right off the box.
I don't know if it's shown itself yet, but the motor will put some wicked twisting forces on the box whenever the thrust line isn't dead astern. A baffle or X-brace inside the box will help with that, so will making a box that's wider than it is deep.
Still, good job on building a solution rather than buying one.