Rated 4 out of 5 by ADD2211 Looks like it will work
I have not had a chance to actually try it out yet but it looks like it is a sturdy product and should work so I will not have to drill holes below the waterline. As noted by other people the directions were less than optimal andI I had to make a few adjustments and purchase some bolts that were a little longer. I also substituted stainless steel for some of the other hardware.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GCarlson007 Worst directions ever!
Get a degree from MIT before ordering because your going to need it! Once it is figured out, this is a great devise so you don't have to drill holes in your transom. "Sliding" the screw heads into the bracket will help you figure it out!
March 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MWobecky Solid Bracket, But...
I thought this bracket was kind of pricey, but once I opened the box, I saw that it was made of heavy guage aluminum. Once mounted on my boat, it seems rock solid. However, as some others have noted, the instructions were very poor. A drawing of the completed product does not necessarily show you HOW it is assembled. "Loosen nuts (D) at the top of the section (C)." - there were no nuts to loosen. Also, watch out for the sharp edges. The carriage bolts enclosed were too short to fit my Humminbird transducer mounting bracket, meaning another trip to the hardware store. Certainly a lot of opportunities for improvement with this product.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by boatrope Transducer Portable Bracket for Pontoon Boats
The Bracket seems to be built with strong materials and should hold up to the forces of water.
Although the instructions are not very unclear. There are not many parts to figure out where they go. If you are mechanically inclined you should not have any problems constructing this product.
February 14, 2013
I have a portable 160. It will fit after a few adjusts with the mount of the transducer. I just cut off the top piece of the transducer mount to sit if flush against the bracket. Just have to find a longer carriage bolt and I should be set.
I'm having a hard time figuring how this bracket mounts to a pontoon platform. Is the extension from the bracket clamp used in multiple positions (horizontal and verical)? This seems like a transom mount clamp based on the pictures.
Although the instructions are not that great there are two ways to configure this portable mount. First is for mounting to the transom of an outboard the other is for mounting to the platform ( bow or stern) of a pontoon.