Installing recessed trolling motor tray on the Bass Tracker Heritage and Bass Tracker Classic can be a daunting task. Not only is cutting and drilling holes in a boat scary, but the fear of losing a warranty on a brand new boat has stopped this project from happening for many people.
I was on the fence for some time, but after doing it, all I ask is why did I wait so long? Truth is, there was no information on how to and the information that was available was mixed and discouraging.
First, you will need a trolling motor tray. This is the tray I selected:
RRDE RECESSED TROLLING MTR PAN : https://amzn.to/2U5oYSE
RECESSED TROLLING MOTOR PAN
Powder coated aluminum. UV protected. Universal – any brand of trolling motor foot control will fit in the pan. Dimensions: 9-3/4”Wx17”Lx4”D. Outside flange dimensions: 12”Wx19-1/2”L.
The lips of the tray are 1 inch around. I started my cut, one inch from the front cover. This allows the tray to be lined up with the front hatch cover.
Use the images below for help with your install, if you have any questions, please ask.