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Instructions: Raft and Cataraft Motor Mounts

Raft Directions:

  1. Attach transom board to L-shaped bars, using the extra long Ubolts and backing plates supplied. Leave these finger tight.
  2. Attach top of L-shaped bars to stern mount bar as shown in picture. Place the U-bolts under the bar, then push the LoProTM fitting onto it. It may be necessary to bend the horns of the U-bolts so that they match the holes on the fitting. This small amount of bending can usually be done by hand.
  3. Tighten the locking nuts. The washers are intended to take up slight variations in the length of the U-bolts. If less than two or three threads protrude above the top of the nylon-locking nut, do not use the washers.
  4. Position the transom at the height needed for your motor and securely tighten the eight nylon-locking nuts from step 1.
  5. Periodically check the tightness of all nuts and bolts. If these are loose, over time joints will become sloppy, or the transom may move.
  6. Always secure your motor to the frame with a safety rope or strap to prevent loss of the motor if your motor clamps loosen.

Cataraft Directions:

  1. Place the Motor Mount plate on the front edge of rear yoke.
  2. Lace the included strap through the slots in the plate, as illustrated above.
  3. Place the motor over the top of the plate so the clamps are tightening against the plate as shown in the lower illustration.
  4. Periodically check the tightness of the motor clamps.
  5. Be sure to tether the motor to the frame with a safety rope or strap to prevent loss if the motor clamps loosen.