i just purchased a minn kota terrova trolling motor with a quick release bracket and i am getting ready to install it. i am a little worried about mounting to the thin fiberglass but i have seen it done on pleasure boats. can anyone suggest a good idea for a support plate to go on the underside of the bow to support the mounting bracket. i need about an 8 x 12" support and have thought of plywood or a thick aluminum plate.
i just do not want to cause any damage to the boat but really want a trolling motor so i do not have to keep starting the motor when i get too close to the shore.
thanks for your help and advise!