Various vendors offer clamp mounts for electric trolling motors, for canoes.
This clamp mounted motor mount is offered with an optional outrigger, featuring an adjustable height system, which enables driving the kayak with the outrigger outside the water. The outrigger is not a must-have, and you can drive the motorized W500 without it.
The main advantages of this motor mount are: Best Comfort: The steering handle is conveniently located on your side, and does not require that you turn sideways or backward, or hold your arm behind your back. This is certainly easier from an ergonomic standpoint, and the way to go when outrigger motors are concerned.
Quick and Easy to Install
You attach this motor mount to your W500 fishing kayak using two clamps – It’s quick (takes about 1 minute), easy (no tools needed), and does not require that you drill holes in the hull.
Versatility: 1. You can attach the motor on either side of your fishing kayak, and easily switch sides. This can be an advantage especially if there’s a strong side wind blowing.
2. You can easily and quickly dismount the motor mount, and store it, as well as the electric motor in the W500 hull tips. It’s convenient in case you no longer feel like using the motor, or if you’re going in very shallow water, or in water that has a lot of seaweed, where paddling works better than trolling with a motor.
DIY Clamp Mounted Mount For Electric Trolling Motor
Here is a schematic description of an easy to make Do It Yourself (DIY) clamp mount for an electric trolling motor for your W500 fishing kayak:
Motor Mount Safety Device:
You can mount the vertical part of the motor mount on a hinge (see figure below), so that in case the motor hits an underwater obstacle, it would bounce up, thus reducing or altogether avoiding possible damage to it –
Here is an example of an electric trolling motor mounted on such a mount:
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