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Old 03-15-2021, 01:56 PM
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Apparently, there are 3 types of quick release brackets for my Ulterra 60" 80lb TM. Is one recommended over the other 2?
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:15 PM
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I have the one on the right for a 112 Ulterra. Its great
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:19 PM
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I have the one on the right for a 112 Ulterra. Its great
Well, that is the least expensive of the three. What does the thumb screw on the side do?
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Well, that is the least expensive of the three. What does the thumb screw on the side do?
The thumbscrew keeps the 2 halves from sliding apart. I replaced the thumbscrew with a SS 1/4-20 SHCS, plus added a lock as shown.

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Old 03-15-2021, 04:22 PM
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I have the one on the bottom mounted on my Impact, it works fine with the Ulterra.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:04 PM
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I have same TM and use the one on top left. It does allow you to slide motor back 6 inches when stowed which may helpful if using a cover. I don't recall on the others but I would make sure whichever one you choose will allow you to remove motor when deployed, should the need ever arise. Top left does that.

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Old 03-15-2021, 07:02 PM
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Well, that is the least expensive of the three. What does the thumb screw on the side do?
its a clamshell design. You can slide it back and there is another hole 6" back. maybe the left one is nicer? idk.
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Old 03-15-2021, 07:50 PM
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The one on the left I believe is the MK32 it does not slide back There is a 51 or 52 that will slide back,mostly so you don't need to modify your boat cover. I like the ones with the locking lever better.(very solid no movement or rattle) There are other choices ranging from $60 to $250. The link is for compatibility for different motors.
Link: https://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoo...patibility.pdf
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:54 PM
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I have same TM and use the one on top left. It does allow you to slide motor back 6 inches when stowed which may helpful if using a cover. I don't recall on the others but I would make sure whichever one you choose will allow you to remove motor when deployed, should the need ever arise. Top left does that.

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Per post from Ozark Bob I need to correct my previous post above. The unit I have is the MK51. I should have looked back at my noted before offering a reply. MK51 is the metal slider that can also allow you to lift motor off the boat should it ever get stuck in the deployed position.

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Old 03-16-2021, 07:44 AM
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The MKA32 is ROCK SOLID!!!!! (Top Left)

I have used a couple of the other ones that use a thumbscrew or bolt. I have even drilled and tapped the plate for an additional bolt. While this works and will not break, the MKA32 is a much more robust mount. I prefer the rock solid mount, both while using the T/M and while running in rough water.

I have no experience with e the MK51 slider version.
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