(6 customer reviews)


EXTREME Duty 9 Inch Retractable Mount (up to 108″ Max Shaft)

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Extreme Duty 9 Inch Retractable Quick Release Trolling Motor Mount

If you have a Quest or Instinct motor, you will need an EXD-REQ8 in addition to an EXD series mount.

Need the ultimate in retractable mounts?  This is it!  Our EXD series mounts incorporate many new features over our UHD and HD models that focus on supporting very large trolling motors on the largest of boats.  While EXD mounts work great with any size trolling motor they are specifically built to support 84″, 87″, 96″, 100″ and even 108″ shaft lengths and are the pinacle in strength for your mounting solution.  You can attach your trolling motor directly to the EXD, OR use the quick release adapter that typically comes with the larger motors.  The EXD still includes a release mechanism it also comes with up to a 6 inch reach extension at no extra cost.

IMPORTANT!  You must indicate what length reach extension you need during checkout.  Options are:

  • “Zero” length extension (First bolts for mount are located 6.5 inches inboard from rub rail)
  • 4 inch extension (First bolts are located at 10.5 inches inboard from rub rail) <– Most common option
  • 6 inch extension (First bolts are located at 12.5 inches inboard from rub rail)
  • 8 inch extension (MUST CALL US)

CNC Machined from 0.375″ and 0.50″ thick 6061-T6 plate this is our strongest linear mounting system with a lifetime warranty*.  This model retracts 9 inches and is designed to provide a retractable mount base and bracket for your Minn Kota, Motorguide, Rhodan, Garmin, Power Pole, Lowarance or any other trolling motor as well as many standard quick release mounts such as RTA-17, MKA-21,RTA-54, RTA-62, MKA-64, RTA-55, MKA-56 and all Rhodan mounts.  With a built in simple to use quick release mechanism, simply remove the travel stops and slide the motor off the end of the rail.  Easy!  Our system is the only one available that AUTOMATICALLY retracts and can adjust the amount of force needed to move the carriage along the rail in a linear or non-linear fashion.  Along with the completely hands free integrated brake system that prevents the motor from moving unless you want it to, there is simply no better mounting system available today.

Here’s what EXD mounts offer over our UHD and HD models:

  • Deck hardware up sized to 5/16-18 vs 1/4-20 on UHD/HD
  • 3/8″ Thick top plate vs 1/4″ on UHD/HD
  • 5 inch wide foot print
  • 50% less pressure on your deck vs UHD / HD
  • Easier / more flexible install with built in reach extension support to “set back” the mount further from the rub rail
    • Distance from rub rail to first bolt is 6.5 inches, or optionally up to 14.5 inches
    • Distance from rub rail to leading edge of the mount is 2.75 inches, or optionally up to 10.75 inches to deal with clearing cleats, lights, toe rails or deck taper
  • Provides enough retraction to bring most of the motor inside the rub rail.
    • If you need more than 9 inches we fully support up to 44(!!) inches with our SS-12-EXD, SS-15-EXD and  SS-X-EXD product that is sold per inch.

Product overview

  • Designed to be used directly with the following mount systems or trolling motors that share the same bracket bolt patterns.  No adapters required!
    • Minn Kota:
    • Ulterra, Terrova(Including Quest/Instinct), Powerdrive, Riptide Ulterra, Riptide Terrova, Riptide Powerdrive, Riptide SP/ST, PD/HC Pontoon and DH40  in any shaft length or voltage configuration
    • Rhodan HD GPS anchors
    • MotorGuide: Xi5 and Xi3 in any shaft length or voltage configuration
    • Garmin Force Kraken
    • Power Pole Move PV
    • Lowrance Ghost (requires use of our TMA-1)
    • Haswing (requires additional holes)
    • Water Snake models
    • RTA-17, MKA-21, RTA-54, RTA-62, MKA-64, RTA-55, MKA-56 and all Rhodan Quick Release mounts
    • JM55007 (RTA-17 / MKA-21 clone) Quck Release mount
    • Many other brands that share the same bolt patterns as above


    • Base Rail “Puck” Dimensions:  15.125″ Legnth x 5.0″ Wide
    • Travel:  9.0 inches
    • Mounted height:  ~2  inches from mounting surface (Boat deck typically)
    • Rated load: 150 lbs (motor weight, NOT THRUST)
    • Rated shaft length:  UP TO 108 inches (if you need more, just CALL US)
    • Installation Instructions
    • Warranty:  Lifetime*

*Please see Warranty page for complete details of coverage


6 reviews for SS-9-EXD

  1. Jeff Ike

    There is a lot of torque from the 120# thrust Rhodan 96″ shaft. I have had no issues with the shuttle slide and more likely without it the mount may have failed. I would say it is NOT an option to forgo the shuttle slide mount for these trollers. You have a great product that holds up to incredible force.

  2. Phil_Cobia296

    It is installed and went well. It was exactly what I needed to overcome all obstacles on the bow of the boat, let the trolling motor run free and clear of any concerns and then retract back to the boat for a safe ride home! It was the perfect answer!

  3. Frank Manfredo

    Installation went well and works great. Very easy to put in my 33 World Cat. This boat also needed the extra long top plate

  4. Ed.Evans

    I was very pleased with the ShuttleSlide and it actually may have saved my trolling motor my first time out to test everything. The dock had posts and handrails and as I was approaching the wind turned my Well Craft 250 side ways and the front of the boat, on the side the trolling motor is mounted on contacted the dock rails right at the trolling motor. I am very thankful another boater introduced me to this product and your friendly service while getting thru the purchase and installation

  5. Lan9

    I broke previous mounts in the past, wish I had found you a few years ago. Great productI Also got the longest extension adapter with my EXD. The holes in my deck needed to be at least 13″ back from the edge, so it worked perfectly.

  6. M_D_fishing

    I was originally told to mount a Minn Kota 87 on my Parker 2501 that I would have to relocate my Nav-lights and would loose access to my anchor locker. At the recommendation of a friend I looked into your product. I ended up buying and installing the 9″ EXD. Your products are top notch and elevated a lot of the headaches that would have come with my original quote. As a bonus the trolling motor now stays behind the gunnel and I do not have to worry about pilings or other obstructions. Thank you for a great product and great customer service when I called to discuss what I needed!!!

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