We recommend that you have another person help with this procedure. Tools required: 7/16” wrench, #3 phillips screwdriver and electric drill with a 9/32” bit.

1. Remove the four sideplate screws. Remove the right sideplate and swing the left sideplate out and away from the base extrusion.

2. Place the motor on the bow of the boat in the deployed position:

  • We recommend that the motor be mounted as close to the centerline of the boat as possible.
  • Make sure the bow area under the mounting location is clear and unobstructed for drilling and accessible for you to attach the nuts and washers.
  • Make sure the mount is positioned so that the shaft is out beyond the rub strip of the boat by 1 1/2”. The lower unit, as it is lowered into the water or raised into the boat, must not encounter any obstructions.

3. Once in position, mark four of the six holes provided in the bow mount base for drilling. If possible, use the four holes that are farthest apart. Drill through the marked holes using a the 9/32” drill bit.

4. Mount the plate to the bow using the provided bolts, nuts and washers.

5. Replace the side plates and sideplate screws.Riptide ST

CAUTION: Make sure you mount your motor on a level surface. USE THE RUBBER WASHERS TO Create a level surface — if necessary.


  • Avoid running your motor with the propeller outside of the water. This may result in injuries from the rotating propeller.
  • It is recommended to set the speed selector to zero and place the motor in the deployed position prior to connecting power cables. Disconnect power cables prior to stowing.
  • Always ensure that the power cables are not twisted or kinked; and that they are securely routed to avoid a safety or trip hazard. Ensure cables are unobstructed in all locations to avoid damaging the wire insulation. Damage to the insulation could result in failure or injury.
  • Always inspect the insulation of the power cables prior to use to ensure they are not damaged.
  • Disregarding these safety precautions may result in an electrical short of the battery(s) and/or motor. Always disconnect the motor from the battery(s) before cleaning or checking the propeller.
  • Avoid submerging the complete motor as water may enter the lower unit through control head and shaft. Water in the lower unit may cause an electrical short and damage the lower unit. This damage will not be covered by warranty.


  • Always operate the motor in a safe distance away from obstructions. Never approach the motor when the propeller is running. Contact with a spinning propeller may endanger you or others.
  • Always exercise safe practices when using your motor; stay clear of other watercrafts, swimmers, and any floating objects. Always obey water regulations applicable to your area of operation.
  • Never operate the motor while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, or other substances which may impair your ability to safely operate equipment.
  • This motor is not suitable for use in strong currents exceeding the thrust level of the motor.