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norma

Quick release bracket for bow mount motors

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norma

In the process of rigging my Alumacraft Trophy 185, time for a bowmount. Just picked up a Terrova I-Pilot, is this a usefull accessory or does it just make less work for a thief?

I plan to have a custom cover made for my boat so I will not need to remove it for trailering or storage. Opinions please.

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traveler

No quick release for me, for the reason you stated. I just don't see where I'll ever need to take it off, except to replace it someday I suppose.

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eyebjim

I have a quick release only because I do not have a custom cover and it wont fit under it.

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loadmaster

I have a quick release on mine and what I did, was drill a hole thru both the slide on the motor and the bracket on the boat and then padlock it. I did this because my cover does not fit over the motor but at times I wanted to leave it mounted to the boat. Four years and still counting. One other thing, if I want to switch to another boat, it is easy.

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katoguy

Besides to fit a cover as eyebjim stated:

A. If you ever have to take the motor off for service.

B. If you want to take it off just to run around the lake (skiing, knee boarding, etc...).

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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

My bracket came with a place for a pad lock.

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PerchJerker

I used to put them on all my boats ---- but I never took the motors off, so now I pass on the quick release brackets ---- especially if there's relatively easy access to the mounting bolts.

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Ralph Wiggum

My bracket came with a place for a pad lock.

Mine, too.

I like being able to take mine off when I run the river at night. It gives me a better view of what's in front of the boat (I have a tiller boat) and eliminates any blockage of my red/green navigational lights.

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OnAFly

My dad's got one. I'm not a huge fan of it. It tends to let the motor vibrate more than if it were on the bow directly when pointing in a certain direction. Maybe it's just not a higher quality one.

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pulleye16

Love the quick release and mine too can have a pad lock.

I tend to go on fishing trips and stay at resorts, campgrounds, or casinos. Love being able to pad lock it down or just to remove it (casinos).

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