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Mounting An Electric Motor With Isolator Bolts

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I tried mounting my Motor Guide using the rubber isolator bolts from Rite Hite. I tried two sets with bad results both times. The motor is either so loose that it almost falls off or the bolts are so tight they break or the threads come out of the rubber. I guess I should have read the reviews about these first because it seems that no one has had any success with them. I mounted a motor one time using that type of bolt and they lasted for several years until I removed that motor, I think they might have been the original Motor Guide product and they even had a suggested torque with them.

Anyhow I need to get this motor mounted and I cannot reach anything under the deck so I will have to use some kind of anchor bolt. Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.

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I tried mounting my Motor Guide using the rubber isolator bolts from Rite Hite. I tried two sets with bad results both times. The motor is either so loose that it almost falls off or the bolts are so tight they break or the threads come out of the rubber. I guess I should have read the reviews about these first because it seems that no one has had any success with them. I mounted a motor one time using that type of bolt and they lasted for several years until I removed that motor, I think they might have been the original Motor Guide product and they even had a suggested torque with them.

Anyhow I need to get this motor mounted and I cannot reach anything under the deck so I will have to use some kind of anchor bolt. Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.

Motor Guide sells an isolator kit designed specifically for their motor mounts. These should match your original isolators better than the brand you purchased. Any Motor Guide marine dealer should carry this kit and I have seen them in my local Academy Sports. Check with these places and see what you can find.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am going to try the Motor Guide bolts and then if I am not satisfied with those I will go with toggle bolts or something similar. I want that motor tight.

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After trying a few things I solved my problem by using the Motor Guide OEM isolator bolts. They are made much better than the Rite Hite brand that I tried and I don't recommend Rite HIte for this job.

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I have the MG oem bolts on my 6 month old boat and I have to tighten the screws after every trip.

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