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MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Do I make it or buy it?

This is the million dollar question...


To put it simply, most off the shelf mounts are to weak to hold a gas engine. Electric uses thrust not prop torque to move the craft. This is why a flimsy rod holder mount that works on electric setups, will get destroyed with gas power. 

Personally I have built very simple mounts using crates, bought rod holder mounts numerous times, and finally did enough research and spending of money to realize that companies do exsist that have a bigger R&D budget and their mounts actually do what they say and get results. Railblaza is the first easy on and off mount purchased that is store bought and works. Superior materials and proper coatings on the metal allows this mount, found below, to stand up over time and can mount up to a 2.5 hp gas engine safely. The mystery was finally solved.

Important Note!
Once mounted, offset weight or engine side flotation is needed to balance the 23lbs.
If store bought is not the answer, then keep on reading. Each mounting system needs to be thought out completely before you take on the task. From mounting positions, rudder usage, float type and height, to creating something that is effective and portable, all need to be thought out in advance. I have built over 6 different versions of mounts that are solid and perform, but every boat design is different and some have been an expensive epic fail.



Mobirise

SPRING CREEK ENGINE MOUNT 

This add-on mount snaps into the stabilzer set that makes for a rock solid setup that comes off in seconds. High grade aluminum and stainless is unmatched.


* These are available to purchase on this website. Click Here.

Mobirise

RAILBLAZA KAYAK MOTOR MOUNT

Super easy to clip on and off, your kayak can change from paddle only, to motor ready in under 30 seconds. This bracket will fit most models of kayak, and is suitable for, but not limited to electric and gas engine setups up to 2.5hp. A ballast may be required to offset the weight depending on application.

Here is the list of RAILBLAZA parts required if you want to make your own Kayak Motor Bracket. 

Motor Mount Bracket

2 x 32-41 RailMount Kits
2 x StarPort Adaptor Pairs
2 x StarPort Mounts, possibly StarPort HD or SidePort depending on the kayak

Support Bracket

1 x StarPort Adaptor
1 x StarPort Mount, again possibly StarPort HD or SidePort depending on the kayak

* These are available to purchase on this website. Click Here.

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