Tracker Boats have many areas where flat surface mounting of a baseplate can be done. However, if your boat has the Versatrack mounting rail, it is highly recommended that you use that accessory rail to mount your baseplate/downrod assembly.
Any level area that has a 4×4 inch area that is flat can use a simple sub plate mounting. This area could be the Gunnel top, especially on Targa Models as well as the Trolling motor deck.
Baseplates sit atop the sub plate using one of two mounting methods.
- Thumbscrews: a couple of nylon thumbscrews that act as a quick removal as well as a strain relief should the downrod hit something while deployed.
- Magnetic Switches: magnetic switches
Baseplate selection should take into consideration the span, or distance, from the outer edge of the sub plate to the outside rub rail of the boat. Refer to the drawing below, Dimension D.