Bow mount your trolling motor or other accessories
Rugged, durable construction
Includes mounting hardware
These Minn Kota Quick Nuts MKR-8 allow you to bow mount your trolling motor or other accessories where there is limited or no access to the underside of bow or mounting surface as required by standard nuts and bolts. Built to tough to provide maximum holding power and to absorb shock. Mounting hardware included.
Rated 4 out of 5 by CharlesD Its ok once in
As others have attested to, they can be very difficult to get the screw in without it spinning. Instructions say press firmly in while screwing in the screws. However for me that didn't work (guess I'm getting old). What I did was apply construction adhesive on the smooth part of the nut under the flange down to the splits and waited 24hrs. No problem at all then screwing in the screws. Because lets face it, the only time we want them to come out is when we drill them out. I agree with another person that said a taller section (maybe like a NUT to apply a wrench) would work. I used a Minn Kota quick release plate (metal) and tested it, and works good. The motor guide or rubber T nuts just don't last wtihout breaking. Plus these mounts are a LOT cheaper and seem to work way better.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by greatbasshunter improved product
the Minn-Kota Quick Nuts are a big improvement over the older style rubber T bolts. These will not deteriorate and hold very secure. I almost lost my trolling motor because the guy that put it on used the old isolator bolts. Three of the four had ripped in two and the nut had fallen off. It would be nice if the head of the quick nuts were a little taller so you could hold it with pliers until the threads start to tighten up.
September 22, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by RaytheMo Good product, difficult to install
The product worked great once installed, however. the installation was a lot more difficult and time consuming than I thought it would be.
June 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by NB5863 Good Product
This was the only trolling motor mount that I could find in the store. I brought it home and installed them. They are difficult to keep from spinning when installing but once you get them in they are solid. Remember that they require a 5/8" hole and unless you have that drill bit plan on another $10-15 for that. Still don't know why companies don't spec stainless steel hardware for marine applications. That is my only complaint. Works great!
February 23, 2009