wbullwin Posted February 12 Report Share Posted February 12 Last Fall I posted a question regarding adding a kicker motor on my 2013 R207. Since then I have abandoned that idea. I have now decided to add a 70# thrust Trolling motor to the stern. There isn't enough room on the transom so I need to add some sort of a bracket to replicate the thickness of the transom. Here's my thought: There is an angled surface right above rub rail on the stern that is about 4" to 5" high that is the width on the boarding surface on both sides of the motor. I would use a piece of oak hardwood about 2" thick, 8" wide and 8" high, and angle the inside surface to match the angle on the transom at the bottom so the outside surface is true vertical. I would use another piece of oak about 1" thick, angle it, and then use that on the inside of the hull. I would then drill through the 2", through the 1/4" thick fiberglass hull, and through the 1" angled piece inside, and then thru bolt the pieces. Plus a whole lot of 3M adhesive. And for good measures, add an angle bracket from the top of the 2" piece down to the top boarding surface. SORRY FOR THE LONG WINDED DESCRIPTION!!! The reason for the trolling motor is not for fishing but for an emergency if my 150 Yamaha dies. I am boating in the upper Chesapeake Bay and like to go to lunch at a restaurant on the C & D Canal in Chesapeake City where may large freighters and tug boats pass through. I want to have the security of having a way to get safely out of the channel until Boat US can come a get me. Has anybody ever seen something like this? Any other ideas? Has anyone put a trolling motor on a R207 or R200 Thanks, Wally Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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