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Christmas Came Early - Comfortroll Install

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Christmas came a little early, what can I say I can get impatient  :D Wife ordered me a ComforTroll. I couldn't wait till Christmas to install so here's my install:

First thing first. Cut out the template and tape it to the deck where you want it. But be careful when cutting the template that you cut the correct lines. Cut the wrong lines and you could have a hole to big for the tray to fit in.

Once the template was in place I took an exacto knife and cut the carpet using the template as a guide then peeled the carpet up. This way I had permanent template in case the paper one ripped with cutting out the deck.

Drilled out the corners big enough to give the blade room to make the turn. Used a Jig Saw to cut out the deck. On one note blades designed for wood do not last long in fiberglass, but hey that's what I had on hand, burned up 3 blades on one side. Picked up a couple of blades made for metal which worked a whole lot better.

The way my boat is designed I had a couple of obstical's I had to deal with. Right under where I was putting the tray was the end of one of my comparments, a tube that runs the length of the boat to run wiring to the front that is PVC encased in fiberglass, and a ton of floatation foam. Had to cut all that out of the way. One thing with Ranger Boats is that there is flotation foam in the whole boat. One of the things that makes Ranger's so safe. You can cut the boat in half and it wont sink. Just makes a mess when you have to cut it out to make room.

All cut out and cleaned up and test fit complete. You want to make sure its a tight fit to give maximum support.

Tray in place and mounted.

Pedal in place. The pedal needs to be secured in some fashion so it does not slide around, not that it can do much sliding as its designed to be a tight fit. Some drill holes in the tray and bolt the pedal directly to the tray. I did not like that idea as if I ever have to remove my TM then you have to take the tray out to unbolt it. So I used industrial strength all weather velcro on the feet of the pedal and then secured the other side to the tray. This way it holds it in place but can easily come out if I want it to.

Sure made a mess. A lot of material had to be removed to get the tray to fist. Still pulling fiberglass splinters out of my hand  > :D should of worn gloves, oh well

Cant wait to get it out and try it out. Looking forward to pain free fishing  :D

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You're gonna love it.......I love mine!

I have a MG Tour.........I unscrewed the rubber feet from the pedal. Had to drill two holes in the tray......used two existing holes.....and screwed the rubber feet in through the bottom of the tray up into the pedal. Holds the pedal completely stationary....no movement up/back/side to side.

When I want to remove the TM I unscrew the tray.....unscrew the rubber feet and remove the pedal. Put the tray back in for storage.

But I only need to remove my trolling motor 1 time a year for winter storage.

EDIT: sorry, did not read the post correctly......thought you were asking how to secure......enjoy it.....I love mine.

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