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Old 09-21-2012   #1
 
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Anyone used a motor on round boat? 10' Sotar, pics included...

Got a 10 foot Sotar for some specific Alaska remote floats. Some rivers have miles of slow moving water. Some rivers are just very long. I just did 110 miles on a river in SW Alaska and spent the last 3 days (30 miles) rowing into a headwind that at times blew me upriver. Many uses for a small outboard it seems. Anyone used one, would love to hear (or see) the type of bracket you used. This boat is being set up for solo trips on 100+ mile floats. Thanks for any suggestion.



Thanks for any thoughts.


-Dan



Boat specs...

Length: 10'
Tube Diameter: 19"
Chambers: 5
Interior Width: 24"
Exterior Width: 5'2"
Drop: 12.5"
Rake: 8"
















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Old 09-21-2012   #2
 
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first off you need to stick your head in the water so that prop can do its job.
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Nice hat. NRS makes a motor mount you could start there see how it looks maybe make one.
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Hat is on the guy that sold me the boat. Figured he might not want his photo all over the internet.


Thanks for any ideas guys.



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DAn do a search here; there have been a few threads on the topic. Easy to do. It can range form a 2x4 sticking off the side, to a spring loaded drop transom like you'd see on a day sailer.
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Maddog, RecRetec, AAA, NRS, all have different setups for mounting a motor. I made a wooden mount for my 13' Hyside raft so I could run an electric trolling motor for fall lake fishing when the wind comes up. I need to get out and test it!

I would think that a 2 H.P outboard would work out great on that raft of yours. Those are usually under 50lbs total weight and they sip fuel.

Good luck and show us what you end up doing.
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I think AAA Inflatables in Denver has a mount you can rent. They will also build you a custom one.
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