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Attach an outboard motor to the NRS Raft Motor Mount and your raft is ready for fishing or moving you through those long, flat stretches.
  • We use our heavy-duty 1-5/8" OD 6061-T6 aluminum pipe to make the framework for the Motor Mount.
  • The 18" wide transom plate is a piece of 2 x 8 wood/plastic composite decking material that will not rot or deteriorate when exposed to water and sun.
  • We back the transom plate with two pieces of aluminum channel to increase the grip on the L-shaped pipe sections. Four oversize U-bolts hold the transom plate firmly in place.
  • If you already have an NRS Stern Seat Mount, you can install your Motor Mount by removing the Seat Bar and seat and substituting the Motor Mount.
  • If you do not have a Stern Seat Mount you will need a pair of NRS Stern Side Rails (item #1200 SR, sold separately) to link the Motor Mount to the rear Crossbar of your frame. We stock two sizes: the Small Stern Side Rail spans 32" and the Large 36". Measure the distance from the center of the rear crossbar to the center of the raft's rear tube. If you need a length other than 32" or 36", we will custom bend the size you need at no extra cost.
  • In our experience, a 10-hp motor is generally as large a motor as most boaters use. Even a 3-hp motor will move a raft along at a pretty good clip.
  • Always attach a safety rope or strap from your motor to the frame.

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Note: The Raft Motor Mount needs item #1200 SR to attach to your main frame. These are sold separately.
Material: 1-5/8" 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum Frame Pipe
Components:
  • 2 - NRS Frame Pipes with LoPro Fittings
  • 6 - U-bolts with nuts and washers
Includes:
  • 2x8 wood/plastic composite decking plank, 18" wide

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  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    Greetings NRS,

    We are looking to get a motor mount for some of our rescue applications with our Maravia raft. I was wondering what your history, or what you have heard from others with regards to the maximum size of motor these mounts can take without the motor impeding on the raft tube during operations or when in an upward stowed position.
    Asked on 11/22/2013 by Eric

    4 answers

    • A:

      I have a 16' self bailer and use an 8 four stroke long. Its way too much motor and anything above idle wants to taco the boat. A smaller / lighter motor might move you better. I can get about four knots before I feel the motor is going to pull itself under water. Not a good option for swift water rescue. Cat would probably be better.

      Answered on 3/29/2014 by anonymous from pnw
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello,
      We've been using an 8 horsepower engine with the motor mount, which took
      some fiddling to sit right but has worked well.
      Maravia told us that 10 hp would be the maximum that their rafts could
      deal with.

      Answered on 11/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Eric,
      I am also a customer of NRS. They send the questions to other owners to help answer. So we have the motor mount, in fact, if you want it I would sell it for cheap. Just collecting dust for me know. Moved on to another power boat so don't need it any more. Works pretty well, you need a longer shaft motor and on my raft it was difficult to tilt the motor as it did hit the raft. Suppose every raft is different, though.
      Good luck,
      John Wick
      Boise

      Answered on 11/24/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not sure this is the best application for rescue operations. The reason I say this is two fold.
      First, the bigger the motor the heavier the back end of the boat will be. I personally would not go any bigger then a five horse power. Any bigger and the weight can cause the boat to handle poorly in a tailing current. Secondly, this motor mount does not handle reverse torque well. A strong reverse throttle can cause the motor to rotate the mount upward (where the mount meets the rear frame cross member) thus pulling the motor out of the water. This can be solved by drilling a hole through the top of the mounting bracket into the top radius of the cross member. You would then just need to visit your local hardware store for an appropriately sized cotter pin.
      As for impeding on the raft tube when tilted...This will occur, but by leaning the outboard to one side you should be able to get it out of the water. I have never gone bigger than a five horse so I can't say how bigger motors would handle this.
      This is a great mount for its intended purpose. Powering a boat forward through slack water. I in fact have the mount on both of my boats. However, rescue situations are very dynamic. I am just not sure this mount was built with rescue purposes in mind. I would recommend buying one of the mounts (as the cost is low) and running it through every possible situation you could find yourself in. Then I would make the decision on whether this is the right application for you.

      Answered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    I have an Aire Super Puma and an Aire 156 looking at the picture I cant figure how the motor mount would go on either of my rafts
    Asked on 10/10/2013 by Will from Edmonds WA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You have to buy the frame mounting also
      http://www.nrs.com/product/1200%20sr/nrs-motor-mount-stern-side-rails

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      as indicated in the description, "
      * If you do not have a Stern Seat Mount you will need a pair of NRS Stern Side Rails (item #1200 SR, sold separately) to link the Motor Mount to the rear Crossbar of your frame. We stock two sizes: the Small Stern Side Rail spans 32" and the Large 36". Measure the distance from the center of the rear crossbar to the center of the raft's rear tube. If you need a length other than 32" or 36", we will custom bend the size you need at no extra cost."..... requires the additional side rails for mounting. sl 

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by steven on the trinity from redding, ca
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The motor mount will work on either of your rafts. First, you need to have an NRS frame on your raft. Second, you need to purchase and attach the NRS motor mount stern side rails to your NRS frame. Third, you purchase and attach the NRS raft motor mount to the NRS motor mount stern side rails. Then, of course, you attach the motor and you should be good to go..

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Drew from Jackson, WY
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Will, you will need the Motor Mount Stern Side Rails, Item # 90022.01, to connect back to your main frame. When ordering those stern rails pay attention to the last bullet on the product page to make sure you get the right length. For sure, you will need longer rails for your Super Puma. Talk to the CSR when you call in, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It mounts to an NRS frame using the stern side rails:
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      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    what is the diameter of the tubing.
    Asked on 2/13/2013 by lendy from Whitefish, MT

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Outside diameter is 1 5/8".

      Answered on 2/13/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    Does a long shank, or short shank motor work with this Mount? Can I email John, from answer #2 on previous question?
    Asked on 1/22/2013 by Krik from Boise, ID

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Long shank only if mounted on typical inflatable

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Long or short shank motor will depend on the kick or rocker of your boat. Usually the transom plate can adjust down to the mid-area of the back tube panel. You can measure from there.

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use a short shank. Kind of depends on the rise of your raft end. Mine works especially when the back is loaded down.
      K

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by The Hammer from Post Falls, ID
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use a 36" trolling motor with mine. I guess it will depend on your boat. There is some adjustment in moving the mounting board up and down on the frame, and rotating the mount on the rocket of the boat Best way to tell is inflate boat and measure, or get specs on your boat to determine rocker rise. If in doubt go longer on the shaft because you can usually adjust shaft length, depending on the motor.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    I have a fishing frame from NRS. On it, I have a rear seat assembly. If I buy this motor mount, will it fit without having to take off the seat ? I just want to use it for a trolling motor. I'd like to mount it behind the seat, leaving the seat there. Can that be done ?
    Asked on 11/21/2012 by Bill from Nashville, TN.

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The sides of the seat may hit the lo-pros. but it wouldnt be hard to make risers for the seat. I could rig it and make it work no problem.
      john

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, if you have our rear seat bar the Motor Mount will fit. However, the seat is so close to the transom plate that you will have difficulty operating the motor. Email me, clyde@nrsweb.com and I'll send you a photo of a custom mount that you might like better.

      Answered on 11/24/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have it attached along with the read seat. However it does make using the trolling motor a bit tricky as the seat can't be used and sometimes it is in the way of turning the motor- but it's what i do.
      David Berkshire, L.Ac.

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had the rear seat and fishing frame on my NRS 14 ft....tried the motor mount with a 5hp Honda, had to take off the seat...whole thing worked but just barely, a real lash up, tried my electric, too worked better but still had to leave off the seat to give the control handle swing room...Dave Sylstra

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on your seat. I had to take mine off to use the tiller handle.
      Also watch the horse power. Too much on a long shaft motor and it will tilt
      the mount system down. I struggled with mine but was able to make it work
      with some adjustments.
      Hope that helps
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE Phone

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, it should work for you. However, you need a way to connect the motor mount to your NRS frame. I have a stern frame for my boat in addition to my rowing frame. I use the two side rails. They attach to the cross piece at the back of your rowing frame and the cross piece provided with the motor mount. The side rails can be purchased from NRS, they are item number 1200SR.
      Hope this helps.
      John L. Lingard
      Agency Owner
      Allstate Insurance
      E-mail: ****@***.***<mailto:****@***.***>

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes...however you might have to adjust the width of the rear seat frame mounts.

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The motor mount works great, take into consideration that depending on the
      frame you have, you might need to buy a stern seat mount, and attach the
      motor mount on it. Once you have your frame accessories mounted, find a
      comfortable point where to place your seat, because of the motor tiller you
      most likely will not be able to place the seat right in front of the motor
      but to side in order to be able to stir the raft.

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Bill,
      I am also an owner of the NRS fishing frame and motor mount. If your rear seat attaches to the cross bar it is possible that you could use this motor mount. The rear seat cross bar on my frame has a plate welded to it to mount the seat on, so I just had to trade out the cross bars. I have the motor mount and no longer use it, used it about 3x. Works fine, but the power on the raft wasn't what I was looking for. It is in perfect condition and I would be willing to sell and ship it to you for less than a new one if you are interested.
      John
      Boise, Idaho

      Answered on 11/22/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    The u-blots that are used for this mount are not the standard ones you have for sale and they are also longer than the over sized ones listed. I have this motor mount but would like to purchase some of the same sized u-bolts used in this application. Do you offer them for sale as a separate item?
    Asked on 9/3/2012 by Keith from Hilliard, OH

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Item is 1215.5 our Oversized U-Bolt, you can find online just select the Oversized U-Bolt on the drop down when adding to your cart.

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Pam from NRS
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      4.0

      Great Motor Mount

      By Ray

      from Durango, CO

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          Comments about NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout:

          Great little motor mount. We just strapped it to the center frame to motor flat water on Cataract. Next time we'll probably incorporate it into the stern mount to avoid shifting of the frame. Highly recommended!

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works better than expected

          By Tom

          from Victor, MT

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good fit to NRS frame
          • Reasonable price

          Cons

          • Tedious Adjustment

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout:

            I mounted this on a NRS Otter 13 raft w/ fishing frame, using a Nissian 4-stroke 6 Hp outboard. The adjustment period took some time, trial and error to get a good fit. I removed the rear seat and tilted the seat platform backward to be able to raise and lower the motor without difficulty. My wife and I use this setup for fishing large lakes during high runoff periods when drifting the rivers isn't productive.

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            5.0

            Strong motor mount

            By Basaltdave

            from Roaring Fork valley colorado

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                Comments about NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout:

                Great motor mount for your raft. It does have some adjustability issues with my outboard.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                works great!

                By Jim

                from Fairbanks, AK

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to adjust
                • Price was decent
                • Strong and light

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                    Comments about NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout:

                    the only thing i would tweak is the bars need to extend a little further out past the raft stern so you can tip the motor up when not in use.

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                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    NRS Raft Mount

                    By Doug

                    from Richmond, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Add gas motor
                    • Add trolling motor
                    • Customizable

                    Cons

                    • Hard to use
                    • Tough to lift motor

                    Best Uses

                    • Day Trips
                    • Flat Waters
                    • Rivers

                    Comments about NRS Raft Motor Mount - Closeout:

                    The product itself is made of high quality materials which we would expect from NRS. I as well as a close friend believe it could be more user friendly. It is so close to the raft that you cannot bring up a trolling motor or gas motor giving it limited functionality. Fortunately I was able to customize it to use a 55lb thrust trolling motor to get me through flat water on local river or go up stream to free snagged lures when fishing

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