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Electric motor mounting option needed

Have a dagger drift tandem kayak and would like to try to mount an electric trolling motor. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    2x4
    i made a transom for my canoe by drilling one hole in each side just below the top in the metal strip and used a muffler C clamp on each side, drilled 2 holes in the 2x4 on each side. looks like you could easily bolt through your deck and mount the 2x4 flat. if you can i'd bolt a section of 2x4 to it standing on it's side for the actual transom. nothing to it.
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    I have done a concept project that lets me use a Minn 30# and remote the controls and steer by way of stirrup cables to my feet.
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578432_468144846551116_1317867703_n.jpg

    I also have the same trolling motor able to mount on my kayak with the stirrup system on two 2x4x6.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/560020_526758877356379_459373664_n.jpg

    The rope you see is to pull the hinged trolling motor up when you got to beach as necessary. the cables on the motor itself are for steering to foot stirrups. I have made my own version of this and it works. just haven't kodak'd it yet.

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    rear mount on kayak.
    -- Last Updated: Feb-04-13 6:09 AM EST --

    I have done a concept project that lets me use a Minn 30# and remote the controls and steer by way of stirrup cables to my feet.
    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/578432_468144846551116_1317867703_n.jpg

    I also have the same trolling motor able to mount on my kayak with the stirrup system on two 2x4x6.

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/560020_526758877356379_459373664_n.jpg

    The rope you see is to pull the hinged trolling motor up when you got to beach as necessary. the cables on the motor itself are for steering to foot stirrups. I have made my own version of this and it works. just haven't kodak'd it yet.

    I plan to upgrade my minnkota 30# to a 55# I want the extra push power.

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    Yeah, Dont do it. I probably put the first trolling motor ever on a kayak back in the 1982. At least I couldnt find anyone else who had tried it. The wheight and storage problems of the batteries needed to run all day is the problem. Try putting and eighty pound bag of cement on the back of your kayak and see how tippy it gets. Then try paddling 5 miles back to your car with that eighty pounds slowing you down and the motor dragging through the water. You will have to paddle on the days you use up all the elctric energy and are far from your home. Aluminum L channel is the only way to go if you insist on trying.
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