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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 #90022.02, 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.
  • The heart of the NRS frame system, the LoPro™ Fitting, just went high tech! Now made in drop-forged aluminum alloy; it's stronger and 25% lighter. Better product, same price... NRS innovation.

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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
Notes:
  • The Raft Motor Mount needs the Motor Mount Stern Side Rails, item #90022.02, (or a Stern Seat Mount item #92017.02) to attach to your main frame. These are sold separately.

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  • NRS Raft Motor Mount

    Q:

    Hello, NRS and fellow rafters. I have an NRS Otter 142 Fishing Package. I want to get an outboard--probably a 5 HP--for fishing lakes, estuaries and slow-moving rivers. Would a 5 HP motor be sufficient enough to motor UP a slow-moving river? Or am I crazy to think I can motor UP a slow-moving river in a raft? Thanks, all, for your advice and insights!
    Asked on 5/11/2015 by Paul from Seattle, WA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a 6hp Yamaha on my 14' Maravia. The only problem is if there is not weight on the front that the fact is so light that it pushes a lot of water. If it's balanced you should be able to go up a very slow moving river. But it will depend on the river flow.

      Answered on 5/11/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Blame the engineers. Hull speed is a product of design. Inflatable boats with inflated floors allow water to enter between tube and floor, especially when pushed by a motor. That being said, I’ve towed 5 large cargo rafts with my raft with a 10 horse down the Grand. Beats rowing into a head wind. Actually should work. 5 horse should push it 6-8 m miles an hour on flat water. If your slow moving river be going 2-3 miles an hours, y’all set. Load light. Inflated to manufacture's MAX pressure. Fish on-------

      Answered on 5/11/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, a 5 hp should be plenty motor for what you are proposing, including going upstream, depending on how "slow moving" the river is.

      Answered on 5/11/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount

    Q:

    HELLO , DO YOU HAVE A PIC OF A CATARAFT WITH MOTOR MOUNT INSTALLED ? THIS WOUL HELP ME DECIDE IF I WANT TO PUT YOUR MOUNT AND A MOTOR ON MINE. THANKS
    Asked on 4/19/2015 by JESSE from EAGLE ID.

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jesse, I'm not finding a photo like that. But note, this Motor Mount is for rafts. Item # 93100.01 is the one for cats. It works great. Unless you're putting it on a large tube model like the NRS Kodiak or AIRE Lion, usually you can even run a short shaft motor. If you're not running a yoke-style frame, contact us and we may be able to help you out - 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 4/20/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount

    Q:

    I'm looking into fixing a motor to our raft, in all likelihood with this motor mount. My question is how well does a motor work in conjunction with a self bailing raft? I would think that you would end up scooping some water. Anyway, thanks!
    Asked on 7/12/2014 by Elliott from Bozeman, MT

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Elliott, you only experience the problem of water spurting up through the drain holes when you are trying to motor at higher speeds. For that reason there's no need to put larger than a 10 hp motor on a recreational-size raft.

      Answered on 7/23/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Works OK. Does push a small amount of water thru the webbing in the floor. Done a bunch of towing in the past thru slack water. Pump the floor up TIGHT. Tubes need to be really firm------

      Answered on 7/12/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Raft Motor Mount

    Q:

    Hello,

    I am looking at outboard motors and I see long-shaft or short-shaft designations. What is the critical measurement necessary to properly engage the motor? (probably did not ask the right quest, but hope you get my meaning>
    Asked on 4/5/2014 by john from Palmer, AK

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      John, measurements to look at are 1) the distance from the top of the rafts rear tube panel to the water and 2) the length of the motor shaft. Shaft lengths are generally measured from where the motor clamp fits on the transom to the cavitation plate above the prop. Check out the dimensions of the motor mount here - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp?deptid=974&tn=49#MotorMount - If you have questions, give us a call, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 4/5/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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