The Old Town Double Block Motor Mount is made for the Old Town Predator kayak and can be used to attach an electric trolling motor directly to your kayak. It easily attaches with hand clamps and does not require any permanently attached hardware.
|Length:||38 in / 96.52 cm|
Product works great with a Predator 13. Handles a Minn Kota Riptide 45 just fine. No issues at all. Would recommend for any Predator owner wanting to add power.
It's a well built product, but doesn't mount correctly on the rear rail(s) of a 2015 Predator MX. because not enough room under rear mounting plates. I could have rigged it to work but wanted something that was easy and off. I was not able to use it, so really can't rate it.
Not designed for marine use! Carriage bolts, washers, and nuts are cadmium plated steel. If used in or around salt water, they will immediately start corroding. Another odd feature is the wood is mounted on an angle to the aluminum, as though you would be mounting an outboard to the transom of a planing hull. I doubt 3 HP could plane anything. I replaced all bolts, washers, and nuts with stainless. Also removed wood, cut off angle and replaced top half. Bottom half not needed on my installation on a Native Ultimate 12 Tegris.
At first, I thought the item was pricey...but soon to realize the quality of the product is really good (even though it has a 'Made in China' label on it). Very solid construction. I mounted it to my Old Town Kayak and using my Minn Kota trolling motor...it worked like a charm. It held the trolling motor very steady and did not shift at all. Excellent construction....just a pricey for this item.