Any vehicle, boat, or other form of transportation that uses an engine or motor to run will require some sort of mounting to keep the motor
stabilized within the unit. These are collectively called motor mounts or engine mounts and are an important part of the inner workings of your car or boat. They are not just made of metal, they also have rubber which stabilizes the engine as the engine will shake and rattle when it’s running. The metal frame will attach to the boat or car and the engine will go inside the rubber protected center. If you are wanting to attach an engine to anything from a car to a canoe to a fishing boat, get a motor mount that is specifically made for it to safeguard yourself and your passengers.
Motor mounts aren’t just for boats or cars, other automobiles like the motorcycle have specifically made-for engine mounts. In fact, you can pretty much attach one to anything that has wheels or can float. Also, some motor mounts come with the motor already attached. Trolling motors are probably one of the most popular types of mounts which you can attach to your small boat to move slowly through the water. I am going to review a couple of these motor mounts based on their price and quality.
As far as boat motor mounts are concerned, there are some made specifically for inflatable boats that otherwise would need paddling. The Intex Motor Mount Kit easily attaches to any Intex inflatable boat like the Challenger or Seahawk series that way you can deflate the boat and take off the mount when you are not using it. In fact, you don’t need any tools to attach the frame, it comes with screws you can easily attach with your hands. You can attach up to a 3.5 horsepower engine which should be plenty of juice to move you quickly over water. The device itself is inexpensive and I saw it as low as $29.99.
A popular trolling motor is the Minn Kota Endura Freshwater 30 Transom Mount Trolling Motor which has 30 pounds of thrust and a handle that you will turn to easily steer through the water. This trolling motor is perfect for small fishing boats that don’t need to move through the water very quickly. Another benefit of using this trolling motor is that it is very quiet so it will not disturb the fish. The Minn Kota Endura trolling motor has been known to be able to push boats over 1,700 pounds easily through the water. You can attach this to your fishing boat or canoe and should only cost just over a hundred dollars.
Boat motor mounts are probably the most popular type to buy online because you don’t need to be a mechanic to attach them to your boat. You can buy car versions online, but I would recommend having a certified auto mechanic install it. This type of device will be specific for the make and model of your car and will be more expensive than boat motor mounts. I would recommend ordering them online due to the sheer volume of them available online. I would recommend buying them here.