By Ricky Bruni
I fabricated this mount from easily sourced items… 3/4″ plywood, misc plumbing parts, and wire from Lowes. The mount is held to the boat frame by 2″ by 1/2″ plastic nipples and faucet nuts. The battery box is just light gauge steel from Lowes and bent over a 4X4.
I bought a light weight gel cell battery (UB 12350) which weighs only 23 lbs. I did a barrel test and the motor ran just shy of 3 hours straight at speed level 3 of 4. Not bad. The motor is a 30 lb trust Minn Kota.
The tiller swivel was $12 from duckworksbbs.com plus shipping (racelite tiller extension swivel).