Pro Controll EZ Mount for Transom Trolling Motors
Before buying this product I read all of the reviews and was a little skepticle. The reviews stated they had issues with the mount when used with the larger motors as the mount would slide loose when under power in a turn.
Well being an engineer I immediately had an idea so I ordered the mount.
Before I installed the mount I put a piece of non-skid tape (the type used on out door stairs) on the boat and then mounted the motor to it.
Well I have been using it and even tried to get the mount to shift but it holds fast!
Maybe the manufacturer shoud include a strip of this tape with the mount.
I highly recomend this product.
August 7, 2012
Works as designed
Once installed correctly (with the bolts facing up towards from the gunnel) the mount itself does NOT bounce around like the other reviewers said even at full throttle. The problem I had is when mounted on the side of my bolt and using full throttle, the motor does bounce around and become loose. I used a few woodscrews to hold the motor to the mount and thing is rock solid now. Saved me several hundred dollars since I don't have to buy a new motor.
It would be five stars if they used a clamp on top to hold the motor down on the mount.
April 4, 2011
I have a Landeau 14 Foot Jon Boat with a 9.9 HP Merc and Bulldog 40# Trolling Motor with foot control. I bought this to mount the trolling motor to the bow of the boat. The mount is very durable, and completely universal. However, the mount shifted (danced) around whenever I turned my trolling motor from left to right at speeds 3-5. I am certain it was installed properly, and I tightened the heck out of the bolts. At speeds 1-2 it is fine, any more power and it works itself loose. PROBLEM: turning the trolling motor left to right at high speeds causes the mount to dance around, which eventually loosens the bolts. I sent mine back.
March 3, 2011
good idea but needs a little work
I have a modified vee hull I tried to clamp it on the vee part of the bow with no luck so moved it to the front side of the boat just behind the vee and got it set up and very tight. First time out it worked fine on speeds 1-3 on my minnkota tolling motor, but when I tried 4-5 the two pivoting pin bolts you see would try to flip the bracket up. Almost lost my motor the first time it happened. I brought tools just in case and positioned it again as tight as I could make it with the same results all over again . If the two pivoting bolts did not pivot I think it would have worked great for my application. The motor is a 50lb thrust, maybe its too much I don't know. Anyway I sent the bracket back.
April 19, 2011