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Old 08-27-2009, 10:27 AM
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I'm about to get me a power pole and was wondering if any of you had the engine transom mount bracket on your set ups? I think I like that as opposed to staight mounted on my hull, b/c I may sale this boat in the next year and might keep the power pole.

Is the bracket strong enough? Does the pole get in the way of the motor turning?

Also, it looks like the Power Pole Pro package is around $1449 and the remote is around $300. Seems like I've heard of some cheaper than that. Is that about the right price?
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I have seen the bracket mounted along with jack plates. It must not conflict with the engine or they would not have it. Seems like the way to go.

http://www.powerpole.com/pdf/about/A...guide_2009.pdf

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I had the engine bracket with 8' PP on my Pathfinder and absolutely hated it. The bracket is way to thin for the weight it has to hold. I had to constantly straighten it out, it would get so bent that the pole would actually hit the back off the boat bringing it up. If I were to do it again it would be bolted directly to the transom.(it was done that way on my 20' flats boat, no problems)) The brackets are okay for light flats boats but not a 22' plus bay boat IMHO.
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I had the engine bracket with 8' PP on my Pathfinder and absolutely hated it. The bracket is way to thin for the weight it has to hold. I had to constantly straighten it out, it would get so bent that the pole would actually hit the back off the boat bringing it up. If I were to do it again it would be bolted directly to the transom.(it was done that way on my 20' flats boat, no problems)) The brackets are okay for light flats boats but not a 22' plus bay boat IMHO.
Good info. I would have never would have thought they would have made the bracket out of material that was too soft and or thin to the point that it bends!
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Mine is bolted to the transom. All that I have observed using a bracket appear to be crooked.
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I just mounted an 8' power pole last night to this bracket, took me 2.5 hours from start to fnish including wireless. (the dealer had installed bracket for me). Bracket is black and very thick, about 1/2 inch. On my last boat they only had SS color and it was thinner. I like this one better.

here is a pic before install.


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here is the newest bracket I have seen, 3/8th of in inch thick.
Might as well have one on each side for total comtrol.

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They now use aluminium plates that are lighter and strong than the before mentioned thin stainless on. They did notice that the stainless ones were bending and heavy.
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They have a newer bracket out now. Much thicker and stronger than the old one. I just put one on my champion 24. I had to use the bracket. The p-pole would hit my trim tabs ( in the down position ) if I mounted it to the transom. New bracket is bad azz, and you don't have to drill more holes in your transom.
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