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Any creative trolling motor mounts on 231, or similar, out there?

Bucksandnoles Member Posts: 4
I've seen the pics on here with nicely fabricated brackets on the bow, but I'd like to avoid that if possible up front.  Looking for innovative ways to get a trolling motor to the bow or stern.


  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    I'll jump in to get this thread started as it is a great subject.
    Not necessarily innovative, But I'll share what I did with my MinnKota Terrova 80 bow mount

    With bracket cover installed

    This is the bracket I used, a MKA-32.  At the time, I was very satisfied with it and after almost 9 years, has held up very well.

    This is the bracket I probably would now use as I didn't see it available at the time I purchased the MKA-32.  The MKA-32 is make of black anodized aluminum.  The RTA-19 shown below is made of polymer material (probably King Starboard).  I also like the white color which makes it less noticeable and the bracket mounted on the hull has a smaller footprint than the MKA-32 plus a cover when not in use is unnecessary.

    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
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  • Bucksandnoles
    Bucksandnoles Member Posts: 4
    Great, thank you!  I don’t mind a relatively small bracket being mounted on the bow, but would like to have as small a footprint as possible.  Thanks for sharing!