Reaching 4 mounting bolts on a Motor Guide Trolling motor

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by Catfish_Commando, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Any tricks you guys have used to place the washer and locking nut on the (4) bolts for securing the locking plate on a bow mount trolling motor?

    Removed the access plate where the unit would plug in, but the access hole is to small for my arm to reach forward to the bolts...

    Any ninja tricks?

    I really don't want to sacrifice the front tie down cleat...
     
  2. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    Paul I had that problem on a boat years ago , I used toggle bolts instead of nuts and washers.
     

  3. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    They make a mounting kit. It has 4 deals with the nuts mounted in the, Its rubber and allows you to stick them down into the hold. Then when the bolt is tightened up., Its there. Used them on my bass boat.
    Other then that find some one with long skinny arms.
    Pete
     
  4. Trapper-steve

    Trapper-steve Well-Known Member

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    Neighborhood kid? :cool2:
     
  5. jrack1

    jrack1 New Member

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    ( Red ) knows the way . use a sawall on the old ones and get the kit.
     
  6. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Assuming you can reach the bolts with a wrench......

    Yes, LOL, Hillbilly's at their best brother, I took the wrench that made the stretch and added a drop of super glue to the nut and washer to the wrench, that way they would not fall off and you can reach it in to the bolt and then start them on from the bolt. After it gets tight ya just wiggle the wrench to pop it loose from the glue :wink:
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    What Pete said. The kit saves time and the arm.:0a27:
     
  8. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    For hard to get to, tight areas, I use 8" long hemostats, AKA long handle roach clip:cool2:
     
  9. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Wheeewww...

    2 are on good, and 2 are "kinda" tight.

    Going to have to do. I wish now, after its all said and done, I would have replaced nuts with a regular one V.S. the non-slip types.

    Pretty much ruined the head on two bolts...
     
  10. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Is there a new video in progress on the install? :wink:
     
  11. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    LOL! You wouldnt want to see this video, it isnt a pretty site :smile2:
     
  12. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Paul, your toolbox is too small.
     
  13. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Break bad and buy the big stainless at Lowe's with the car stereo in it.
    If she throws you out of the house you can live in it.

    Then you find you a 50% off connection to Snap-On tools.:wink:
     
  14. crmule

    crmule New Member

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    Ace sell a blind anchor .It is black rubber and has brass treads in it .It is like the ones that come in the kit when using it seal it with silicone .they work good .I have mounted bouth rails and cleats with them.
    bewell mule