Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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AnglerX
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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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I'm looking for ideas on how to add a plate for mounting a trolling motor on the bow of my ssv16. I've see several folks run bolts down through the gunnels to secure a plate (I'm not thrilled with this idea as I'm running cabling through the gunnels currently). For the plate itself I've got some aluminum diamond plate (its at least 1/4 in inch thick, probably closer to 1/2 but I don't have it close to double check currently).

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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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Here is a picture of the bow of an '81 Pike that I restored. Remove the original bow plate and fabricated a new one out of 1/2" marine plywood and carpeted.
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AnglerX
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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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FishinLite wrote: 21 Dec 2021, 10:03 Here is a picture of the bow of an '81 Pike that I restored. Remove the original bow plate and fabricated a new one out of 1/2" marine plywood and carpeted.
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thats a nice job and i'm hoping for something similar. current thought is to run L brackets just below the gunnel and secure them by with screws (the same way the original bow plate is currently secured) and then mount the aluminum so it rests on those. I do like the extra storage area by closing that off as well. I'm hoping I can get my batteries up there but I think its going to be a tight fit.

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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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The original bow plate on my Lund was pop riveted to the top of the gunnel.

I drilled out the rivets and screwed the carpeted plate the top of the gunnel. I used a stainless screw about every 8 inches.

There is a aluminum angle through bolted to the top plate to support the back of the vertical compartment piece and provide a mounting flange. The angle is mounted with the "L" towards the stern. After partition was mounted I used the lip that was exposed to mount an LED light strip for night fishing...(amber)

The trolling motor mounted is a Minn-Kota Power Drive 2, with an IPilot Link (no longer available but a great toy)

I weigh about 180 lbs. and can easily walk on the new bow plate with out any flexing.

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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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Here is what I did to my SSV-16
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Bow mount trolling motor for Lund SSV16

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got the bow plate mounted, now i'm just trying to figure out the best place for two batteries. If i can figure out how to post pics I will post what i've done so far.

Thanks for all the pics and advice!

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AnglerX wrote: 08 Mar 2022, 10:24 Image from iOS.jpg

That is very clean fit -- nicely done.
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