Canoe Motor Mounts

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Six Styles: 

(1) Hinged for trolling motors where you are worried about hitting something underwater. 

(2) Rigid "Super Strong" for both trolling motors and gas motors.  Extension fits either and lets you mount motor farther forward where canoe is wider, for better balance when motoring solo.  Extremely rigid and well made.  Don't risk your motor with a flimsy motor mount.  A motor mount should be strong. 

(3) For Old Town canoes there is  The Sidesaddle mount:  Details

(4) Wood motor mount.  

(5) The Any-Length Aluminum motor mount.  Order the length that suits your application.   As a bonus, this model accepts slip-on wheels to make your canoe more mobile on land and stabilizer floats to make it more stable on the water.  Details on the Aluminum Motor Mount for Canoe CLICK HERE.

(6) Snap-in Motor Mount: Snaps into the crossbar of our stabilizers (or sailkit). Works best when mounted in the front or rear. If mounted in the middle, then should have a leeboard in the water elsewhere.

This is a long page.  Keep scrolling down and you'll see all 5 styles.  Photo of  the Super Strong (item 5053)

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5052 Motor mount for Canoe - Hinged
Click for larger image Designed for trolling motors only, this canoe motor mount is hinged so that your trolling motor will flip up automatically if it hits an underwater obstruction. Clamps onto your canoe gunwales without tools.  Without the extension (item 5054) fits up to 20-inch width. With extension, fits up to 30 inch width, so you can move motor farther forward. Unhinged version, next item (5053) is good for gas or electric. If your motor has its own tip-up mechanism, that is easier to use with non-hinged motor mount.  Also, reverse power is not a good idea with hinged mount.  Heavy-duty construction: The crossbar is 3/8" thick by 2 1/2" wide solid marine-alloy aluminum. The clamps are heavy, ribbed castings for strength and rigidity, with 3/8" diameter threaded shanks for the hand knobs on top that you use to tighten the clamps. Click on picture to enlarge.  Scroll way down the page to see more photos.

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5053

Motor mount for Canoe - Super Strong for up to 3 HP - Double Block (above and below crossbar)
Click for larger image Similar to hinged motor mount (item 5052) but rigid and stronger with bigger block for mounting motor. Great for electrics and also gas motors up to 3 HP. Maximum motor weight is 35 lbs. Clamps slide to adjust to canoe width, up to 20 inches apart, but with extension (item 5054) can fit up to 30 inch width. Heavy-duty construction: The crossbar is 3/8" thick by 2 1/2" wide solid marine-alloy aluminum. The clamps are heavy, ribbed castings for strength and rigidity, with 3/8" diameter threaded shanks for the hand knobs on top that you use to tighten the clamps. Click on picture to enlarge.  Safety note: Motoring solo from the rear seat of a canoe is dangerous, because the uneven weight distribution puts the bow up in the air, and then the thrust of the motor can put it more up in the air, to the point where you could flip or swamp. At a minimum, put some weight up front. Better yet, turn canoe around and use the bow seat as the rear seat, which will put you and the motor closer to the middle. A set of our leeboards will improve steering control and help you fight crosswinds (item 5056). Set of our canoe stabilizers also strongly recommended for capsize prevention.  Scroll way down page to see more photos.  Click arrow to launch video:

 

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5054 extension for #5052 and #5053 canoe motor mounts
Click for larger image Fits either item 5052 or 5053 so you can move the motor mount foward on your canoe. Most canoe motor mounts won't accomodate the width of a canoe anywhere but very close to the stern.  Extension allows 5052 or 5053 motor mount to go up to 30 inchs wide. (Low shipping cost assumes you are buying other items. If purchased solo, we will add $8 more to the shipping but it won't show on your checkout screen).  New design does not have (nor need) the 4 holes shown in picture.
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Canoe Stabilizers (pontoons) Recommended with Motoring!  We have them:   Click Here

Leeboards improve steering control with motor.   Leeboards also great for paddling or rowing.

5056 Leeboards and moveable mounting for canoe
Click for larger image Clamp this leeboard set onto your canoe near the front to help you go straight. Leeboards are like paddle blades in the water, aligned to help you go straight. Greatly improves steering control and resistance to crosswinds when motoring and allows you to move the motor location forward without loss of steering ability. Motoring from the extreme rear of a canoe can be dangerous (risk of swamping or tipping). Motoring in a crosswind can present control problems. Add leeboards, move motor farther from rear end (using an add-on seat or by turning canoe around and using bow seat as the stern seat) and these problems are reduced. Stabilizers also recommended for motoring. Leeboards help with paddling too, but effect is not as dramatic. Unit includes: Telescoping crossbar with threaded ends to accept leeboard bolts, 2 leeboard and mounting bolts with hand knobs, pair of gunwale clamps. No-tool, no drill mounting system; adjustable to fit all canoes.
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Canoe Motor Mount details and closeups.

 

The clamps secure the motor mount to your canoe by reaching under the lip of your canoe with the bottom part of the clamp and clamping the crossbar down firmly to the top surface of your canoe gunwales.   It is very important that clamps be rigid (stiff, strong) or else they can loosen up as the canoe flexs and bumps and the strain put on them by the motor varies.  These motor mounts have extremely beefy clamps for great rigidity and strength.   The canoe gunwale lip can be on the inside (e.g. Old Town) or outside (Pelican, Coleman) and this motor mount will work equally well.

Below:  Wood block is over an inch thick and nicely varnished.

Crossbar is a full 3/8" thick of solid aluminum.

Top view of the Super Strong canoe motor mount.

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Left:  Side view of the Super Strong canoe motor mount.

 

Below left and below right:  The hinged block on the hinged motor mount allows the motor to tip up if it hits an underwater obstruction.  This could save you from a bent shaft.

Below:  The hinged canoe motor mount.   BUY NOW CLICK HERE

Contact Jim Luckett for questions or telephone orders:  Jim@sailboatsToGo.com 978 263 7598 or toll free at  1-888-JOY SAIL

Here is a third option, suitable only for Old Town canoes and others with thick gunwale lips.  This is the "Sidesaddle" motor mount, that clamps just to one side, and has no crossbar.

Above, 2 views of the Side-Saddle Motor Mount.  If your canoe has thick gunwales like an Old Town this is a slick, compact solution.   Buy Now Or Read More Details Click Here .  Also possible to adapt to other canoes with some skilled shimming.

Wood Motor Mount:

5138

Ash Motor Mount for Trolling Motor on Canoe
 

Beautiful and economical reinforced wood motor mount for your canoe. Trolling motors only. Ash wood, stainless steel clamps, phenolic knobs. Made in USA.

 

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5215

Any Length Aluminum Motor Mount for Canoes


Click for larger imageThis all-aluminum canoe motor mount is sturdy and versatile. Available in many different lengths so it can span a wide canoe. Made from the same aluminum extrusion as our crossbars so it can accept our slip-on wheels. The block where the motor clamps on is 4 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Standard over-all lengths are 36 inches, 40 inches and 45 inches (including the 8-inch block) so the different size motor mounts can span (respectively) 28 inches, 32 inches or 37 inches. Custom lengths are $20 more. Specify length in the comments section of your checkout page.The clamps slide to align with your canoe gunwales so it can't be too long. Extra length can just overhang. Most people will do fine with the 36 incher, so we'll send that if you don't specify. Options: For Mad River Adventure and similar canoes request special clamps ($40 add-on) in comment section of checkout. If you want us to add the holes so this motor mount will also act as a crossbar to accept any of our canoe stabilizer floats and arms (such as item 1006), request in comment section that it be drilled ($10 extra) for the stabilizer snap buttons. More pictures and details on the Aluminum Motor Mount for Canoe CLICK HERE. Motors up to 3 HP.  Customer comment:  "I love it.  It's solid as a rock!"  Matt U.   Eastport, MI July 2013.  Matt bought the motor mount without floats but with holes to add floats later.  Sure enough, he capsized and came back for the floats.

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5055

Snap-In Motor Mount

Motor mount snaps into end of our stabilizer crossbar or front crossbar of sail kit. Works best when mounted in the front or rear. If mounted in the middle, steering performance is reduced and will need a leeboard in the water elsewhere to resolve. The telescoping arm of your stabilizer float passes right through the motor mount and engages the stabilizer crossbar normally. Works great with Minn Kotas and other brands. 

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5216

Any Length Aluminum Motor Mount with Stabilizers for Canoes
Click for larger imageSame as the 5215 but with the addition of hydrodynamic stabilizer floats (pontoons) to help keep your canoe from flipping. We drill the Any Length Motor Mount with the hole patten required to accept stabilizer pontoon float arms and provide a pair of streamlined hard plastic floats on telescoping arms. (Hydrodynamic floats). Floats are 42 inches long and 6 inches high. They adjust up and down and in and out. 5 year warranty on floats. More pictures and details on the Aluminum Motor Mount for Canoe CLICK HERE. Motors up to 3 HP..   

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