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russ010
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Anybody know where I can get that Alumacraft Bow Mount trolling motor mount for foot controlled TMs? I saw it on a boat here, and the guy said he got it at the dealer, but I can't find one on any website.

It looks like I'm going to end up having to make one. I only have the 12' jon, and I don't really want to put a board across the front to mount to. I made my last mount out of a 2x6, but I can't do it with this one because there is no lip on the front of the boat for it to slide under like on my FishMaster jon.

Any ideas are welcome. Right now I'm thinking about using 1/8" steel since thats what I can weld... then again, I think I can make me one with aluminium angle, just have to keep attaching them with bolts to make it work

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Give us a pic of th front end of your boat.

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The front seat measures 13"

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You could use a transom mount bracket.Ebay is where I'd start or https://www.trollingmotorparts.com

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You'll need to teach Fru-Fru the Wonder Dog how to us the TM too. :lol:
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I don't see a factory accessory on the Alumacraft site. I'm in the same situation...I'd love to have one for my Lowe. War Eagle makes them as an add-on for their boats, but theirs are made for a mod-v.

Maybe you could find someone with a brake and could bend one for you?
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I just took my boat to the metal shop,found a piece of scrap aluminum(7*11,I think)got him to weld it on the gunnel with a turn down piece.Charged me 20 bucks total.
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Is that what you were thinking?
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Nice! I need to find a shop that will make one of those for me.
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I ended up using a full 3/4" sheet of plywood across the top to mount the TM and fishfinder... and I now have a cubby hole to stick some extra stuff underneath. This is actually better than what I was looking for since I got the extra storage and platform space for the front seat.

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