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Removable motor mount.

OK, so I have stated that the motor will not be permanent. So I need a removable motor mount. But I don’t want some thing complicated that requires so many bolts and fasteners to deal with. So here is how I did it.

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 First is the hardware. I have a bunch of lap and groove aluminum plates from some old decommissioned equipment I work on. The lap grove is just a hair thinner then half the thickness of the material, making it easy to overlap. I drilled and tapped each plate in 5 points for locking them together.

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 For each side I have one underneath and two on top.

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They are positioned in a way that allows me to slide another forward and interlock between the two on top of the deck.

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 Mounted a 3rd set in the back for a locking bar. It also replaces the carry handle. Mount the same matching set in reverse to a plate of Marine Star Board to complete the mount. It is fastened together by placing it just behind the locking position and pushing it forward.

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 The upper mounting plate interlocks to the fixed mounting rails on the hull. It is secured in place with a single bolt through the back into the rail which also replaces the handle.

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 For testing the project build I am starting out with a single motor. I added a piece of 2×4 to the starboard for the trolling motor mount to attach to.

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