Need Custom Trolling Motor Bracket Built

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  1. Vols

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    Hope this is the right place.

    I'm in need of someone (near Waterford) to make a custom trolling motor mount for my 1448 Jon boat. I've decided to go with a bow mount Minn Kota Power Drive with quick connect bracket (see link). I need this bracket to sit near level above the rail and also extend beyond the rail. Essentially a plate affixed to the small deck up front with a 2.3-3 inch rise that offsets slightly forward and to the right to accommodate this quick connect bracket.

    Any suggestions on who can do this and cost?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Minn...1P7PLY_Q4oZM_spK-EsPAaAqvC8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
  2. Matt V

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    What brand is your boat? I ordered a trolling motor bracket for my jon boat right from Alumacraft. There are several places on line that sell them as well.
     

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    Lowe, it's a 70s model but almost identical to today's model. I will look for that.

    Yours a raised bracket to get the shaft outside the boat?

    Thanks for the response.
     
  4. msfcarp

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    There are aftermarket brackets out there as well, I ran across some when I was researching my mount (terrova on a 16' alma raft mod-v) I fabricated my own, I can send you picks and instructions if you wish. All aluminum construction and not welded.
     
  5. Vols

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    Picks would be great. I'm not much of a fabricator and will find some help for that. I am searching for some brackets.

    ld
     
  6. Matt V

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    Vols, I don't have my pics on my phone and do not have access to my computer. If you want to know how I made mine , pm me.
     
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    Superior Fabrication in Marysville 810 294 3267. Mike is pretty good at this kind of stuff.
     
  9. Vols

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    Guys, I very much appreciate the responses. I've got it mounted, but will have to extend or relocate my plug.

    See pics.
     

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    Nice, looks like it's just what you needed.
     
  12. Vols

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    Yes, it's perfect. Can't wait to take it out tomorrow evening and use it.

    I'm thankful that I found a good fabricator near me. He is retired and has good turn around time.