I had a soft spot develop in the transom of my boat – not a real shocker given the old girl is 60 years old this year. Rather than replace the entire transom I am putting in a patch. Replacing the whole thing is going to require removing rivets etc – a winter project for sure – and the rot is just in the upper right where my trolling motor attaches. The patch should keep things stable and keep me on the lake this summer!
Anyway… this meant the motor had to come off and I didnt feel like undoing all the wiring and control cables so a small but sturdy motor mount that I could get in close with was what I needed. This is what I came up with and it works like a charm.
- 1 – 18″
- 2 – 48″
- 2 – 24″
- 4 – 14.5″ (45º degree cut braces)
- 1 – 18″ (You could substitute 4 2×4’s I just had this scrap)