Power Pole Adapter Plates and Brackets
A power pole is only as robust as its installation and mounting equipment, which is why we place extreme importance on manufacturing the most secure, durable power pole mounting brackets made of aircraft-quality aluminum. We’ve got a variety of different options, like power pole brackets for hydraulic jack plates or manual jack plates, so that you can choose the right setup for your unique rig.
When choosing a shallow water anchor mount, it’s important to keep in mind several different things. The first consideration is the shape of your transom — flat, curved or shaped. A flat transom will allow you to mount your power pole directly to your boat with a mounting bracket, but a curved or shaped transom will require an adapter plate for installation. However, an adapter plate is acceptable for use on any transom if you wish to avoid drilling into it.
The second consideration is the location in which you will be mounting your power pole. Two popular configurations are the side mount, attaching to the side of the jack plate using a power pole jack plate bracket, and the motor mount, attaching the power pole between the motor and the mounting surface.
How do I determine the right mounting bracket for a power pole?
You will first need to know what type of transom your boat has. If you have a flat transom, then you can mount the power pole directly to the transom. If you have a curved or shaped transom, then you will need an adapter plate. Once you know the shape of your transom, then you need to decide where you want to mount your power pole. From there, you can find the right mounting bracket that will fit both the transom and positioning of the power pole.
How do I install a power pole bracket?
Installing a power pole bracket or adapter plate is rather easy. First, consult any instructions provided with your purchase for proper installation. Before installing the power pole bracket, make sure the motor is supported throughout the process. To start, remove the outside slide plate. If needed, hold the inside of the jack plate as you line up the power pole bracket or adapter plate. Ensure the bracket is positioned correctly and that the engine is clear to move. Tighten in place and that’s it!
How deep will a power pole go?
Power poles have a maximum depth of 10ft. Generally, that is deep enough for shallow water and will maintain strength and accuracy. If you need deeper than 10ft, you should consider a different method for anchoring your boat.
How do you mount a power pole?
We suggest consulting the instruction manual for proper installation. However, we will go over a general process. Once you have the adapter bracket installed on the jack plate, you will need to install the hydraulic lines and secure the top holes of your power pole. Bolt in the bottom holes and once everything is in the right position and is even, tighten all the bolts to keep them in place. Next you will need to connect the hydraulic lines to the hydraulic pump. This may require a few more steps as you will need to get the pump installed into your boat. Once you have all the hydraulic lines connected, connect power lines to the battery and you should be ready to go! Test it out to ensure everything works!