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Old 03-10-2017, 10:08 AM
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Does anyone have any suggestions on a good electric motor head stabilizer for my bow mount Minnkota Ulterra? In rough water often and I am concerned about the belt on the Ulterra being pinched by the stabilizer clamp.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:19 AM
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Cisco Fishing Systems a great looking one.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:21 AM
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I have a skeeter with the front rails and an ultrera. It's not the cheapest option , but I use a ram claw mount for the rail and a larger ram claw mount for the trolling motor shaft. Both are very easily removable and the one that attaches to the motor shafts can be placed so that it does not hit the belt. I can maybe get you a picture if you want.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:37 PM
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A really simple solution, is to put a piece of solid foam under the head. You can run a hole through the foam and put a shaft through the foam, and then clip a short bungee cord on each side of the foam to keep it attached to the shaft.

The key thing to know about a bouncing shaft on a stowed trolling motor is you just need to keep the head from going down, when the bow comes off a wave.

If the head and shaft can not come down, it will not come back up, because it never went down in the first place.

So, you don't need to restrain the head from moving up , as the case with a solid lock, you just need to keep the head and shaft from going down.

The piece of solid foam works just fine.

Take care
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:40 PM
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Another easy way to resolve the solution is to go to a hardware store and pick up a U bolt that will be long enough to contact the deck or gunnel, and then be long enough to be above the shaft. Then, slip on a couple of would would essentially be muffler mounts on each side of the motor shaft with nuts below the mount as well as above the mount to lock it all in place.

Then, when you stow the motor, you adjust the length of the U bolt so that the U bolt just contacts the gunnel or deck of the boat as the motor shaft locks into its stowed position.

Again, if the shaft can not go down, it can not bounce back up.

Take care
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:43 PM
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Unless the head bouncing around hits something you really do not need one. The way this whole thing started was the early Terrova would self deploy in rough seas, the latch would not hold properly.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:59 PM
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RAM Mount. Cheap and effective.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:22 PM
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That sounds like a good setup. What size claw mounts do you use? It looks like there are about three different sizes. Can you send a picture?
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:24 PM
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I can't remember the exact sizes. The one on the rail is smaller than the one on the tm shaft. Both are the 1 inch ram balls. I don't know how to get these pictures the right way up........
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:49 PM
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https://www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.c...zer-mount-5396

I use the Cisco TM stabilizer mount with my Ulterra.
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