New to the forum, seems like the only place I can go to get help with this.
I picked up a 45# minn kota Traxxis earlier this week to replace my old Shakespeare Wondertroll 606. I tested the Traxxis out on a 12' aluminum, and when I hit top speed the motor gave quite a kick and lifted the bow up a little bit. Mind, it was only myself in the boat with a deep cycle battery - not the usual two persons and gear.
My concern is that of the Sevylor motor mount. Not only is the Traxxis double the weight of my antique Shakespeare, but the second speed on the Traxxis is faster than the top speed on the Wondertroll. Has anyone done, or know of, a fairly simple way to reinforce the mount and rods? I found this while browsing, however I'm the kind of person that would need an instruction booklet in front of me for this sort of thing.
Any help is greatly appreciated!