Andy...Thank YOU!!!!...I'm happy to hear from someone that has actually used the Mar-lan brand. I've been holding off my Cabelas order hoping to find someone that has actually used them. My Bass Raider 10E should be here next week. From what I've been told the boat will have a prewired socket in the front with those wires running thru the pontoon and protruding near the rear for eyelet connection to the battery. I'm told there will not be a socket in the back, which doesn't make much sense if you want the ability to use the trolling motor from either the front or the back.. I'll have to solder the Marlan plug adapter to my trolling motor (as you did) and I'll also have to add a Mar-lan socket in the stern area. If Pelican is going to sell the "E" (wired version" of the boat) it would make more sense if they pre-installed a socket both front & aft. OH WELL....I can always find something to complain about....Now that I'm sure the Mar-lan plugs and sockets match what Pelican does pre-install, it won't take much to add the back socket. My job will be easier than yours since you had to add all the wirng.