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  • bow trolling motor mount 17'

    i want to put a riptide trolling motor on the bow of my 1986 17'(i removed the bowrail). the standard mounts don't look as clean when there off as i would like. my brother found a mount from birdsall marine (www.birdsallmarine.com/page29.html) any suggestions would be much appreciated thanks

    1986 17' standard

    hudson valley ny
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    That is a great mount. Make sure that you mount it so the flat plate is past the edge of the rail.

    The Mini Kota motors has a removable mount for their engines. I left the bow rail on a vee hull boat and placed a hinge in the railing, on one side of the vee setion, at the stantion point, to allow it to fold back open, with a pin at the rail end to use the motor, if you are interested i having the rails on the boat for small kids and looks.

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