(29 customer reviews)


Heavy Duty 9 Inch Retractable, Quick Release, Trolling Motor Mount Bracket with Lifetime Warranty

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Heavy Duty 9 inch Retractable Quick Release Trolling Motor Mount

CNC Machined from 0.25″ 6061-T6 plate this is a strong 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 or any other trolling motor with up to 60 inch shaft length.  If you want to use your standard quick release mount such as RTA-17, MKA-21, RTA-54, RTA-62, MKA-64, just add a BMAP-54 and you are all set!  With a built in simple to use quick release mechanism, simply remove the thumb screw and slide the motor off the end of the rail.  Easy!  Our system is the only one available that AUTOMATICALLY retracts on impact 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.

Why choose SS-9-HD?

  • You have a heavy motor with a shaft length up to 60 inches (See UHD products for up to 72 inches and EXD products for over 72 inches)
  • Our most popular HD mount that meets the needs of the vast majority of our customers when they can get bolts within 3.75 inches of the rub rail
  • ALL HD series mounts require 6 holes in your deck for proper attachment with the first set of bolts at approximately 3.75  inches of the rub rail (refer to picture in gallery).  If you can’t get bolts within 3.75 inches, we recommend using a SS-9-UHD (first bolt up to 6.5 inches from rub rail) OR a SS-9-UHD + BMAP-RE (first bolt up to 10.5 inches from rub rail)
  • Provides enough retraction to bring most motors fully inside the rub rail
    • If you need more than 9 inches we fully support up to 44 inches with our SS-X-HD product that is sold per inch.  Most installs with modern motors do not need this

Like the sound of “NO NEW HOLES IN YOUR BOAT?”

We also offer optional adapters like the BMA-12 and DPA-1 that will prevent you from having to drill additional holes in your boat if you have already previously used other mounts or attached your motor directly to your deck.

Product overview (See Specifications page for complete information) .

  • Designed to be used with the following mount systems or trolling motors directly that share the same bracket bolt patterns:
    • Minn Kota: Ulterra, Terrova, Powerdrive, Riptide Ulterra, Riptide Terrova, Riptide Powerdrive, Riptide SP/ST, PD/HC Pontoon and DH40  in any shaft length or voltage configuration
    • MotorGuide: Xi5 and Xi3 in any shaft length or voltage configuration
    • Rhodan HD GPS anchors (Directly mounted to SS-9-HD)
    • Haswing (requires additional holes)
    • Water Snake models
    • RTA-17, MKA-21, RTA-54, RTA-62, MKA-64 Quick Release mounts**
    • JM55007 (RTA-17 / MKA-21 clone) Quick Release mounts**
    • Many other brands that share the same bolt patterns as above


    • Base Rail “Puck” Dimensions:  15.25 x 3.5 inches
    • Travel:  ~9 inches
    • Mounted height:  ~1.50 inches from mounting surface (Boat deck typically)
    • Rated motor weight (NOT thrust): 100 lbs
    • Rated shaft length:  UP TO 60 inches (See UHD products for up to 72 inches and EXD products for over 72 inches)
    • Installation Instructions
    • Warranty:  Lifetime*

*Please see Warranty page for complete details of coverage

** Requires additional BMAP-54 adapter

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 4 × 2 in

29 reviews for SS-9-HD

  1. SRhodes502

    Love the product, exactly what I needed. Easy to install. Works great on my Tracker.

  2. knowles007

    Just used the mount yesterday, solved the issue of my motor hitting the bow roller, also, I am now able to use the boat cover that came with my boat. Glad I found this mount!

  3. Phil Seegar

    I have an Ulterra and my installation was fast. The mount easily retracts the motor. The customer service team has also been helpful.

  4. Red_Fisher

    Saw this on my buddy’s boat and had to get one. I constantly had a problem with my motor hitting the guide posts on my trailer. Problem solved. I was also worried that the motor would move when the water got rough, but it is rock solid. It only moves when I move it. The mount weighs less than my old mount. Works better than I thought. I’ve been recommending this to all my friends!

  5. DaveW

    Great invention, flawless design. Thank you for the outstanding customer service support.

  6. D.Hutch

    Install went smooth, no problems. Trolling motor looks real good sitting up there in the stowed/ deployed positions. May have a couple of my Fishing Guide buddies giving you guys a shout here shortly,… they are going to like this slide.

  7. JRogers

    The mount went on very easily and was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Your customer service at ShuttleSlide was fantastic and I will be referring you to anyone who asks.

  8. JL80

    I have a Ranger 1850 Reata which is a combo fishing/family fun boat. The ShuttleSlide’s quick release will allow me to easily remove the trolling motor for the days of family boating.

  9. zinck.n1

    I absolutely love my ShuttleSlide and have had not had any issues with it at all. The installation went well. I have used it in the water over a dozen times so far with no issues or complaints.
    I have had several people ask me about it while at the boat ramp and I have also posted some things on a few fishing forums about how well the Shuttle Slide has worked for me.

  10. R.Reel

    I did not have enough room with the factory Rhodan puck to get it to drop and get all four bolts thru the deck. With this unit, I now have six 1/4″ bolts, a backing plate, fender washers and nylock nuts. It’s pretty secure. I also like the fact very little of my Rhodan is hanging way out over the bow. It retracts nicely. It was a challenge working the Rhodan in around a windlass and an anchor locker on my KeyWest 268. I felt the Shuttle Slide gave me more mounting options.

  11. GS_Parker23

    The Shuttleslide works well for my need to install a base that would reach beyond the rub rail without having to build a custom aluminum base. I have limited access to the bolts in the anchor locker on my Parker 23SE so a traditional Minn Kota mount was not an option. The ShuttleSlide allows me to use 4 bolts that I can reach while providing a solid foundation for a heavy Minn Kota 112 72 inch trolling moter. We have used this in a strong tide in Morehead City with no issues at all. It has taken rough water and doesn’t appear to create any issues with the deck due to the large washers. Great product.

  12. Hodges_M

    I just bought a new Ulterra with the Mega DI & SI Transducer last month and decided to install it myself on a 2002 Skeeter 190. I ordered a standard Minn Kota quick release bracket at the same time I ordered the Ulterra. When I got the Ulterra and was ready to install it I was almost horrified by the amount of overhang it has when installed correctly – almost 9”! No way this was going to slide on or off my trailer without hitting. Not to mention pulling up to docks and piers! I stopped the installation and started looking on the internet. Minn Kota offers a sliding bracket but it only gives you a 6” slide. That IS NOT enough for a temperamental 3k motor! I finally found a guy out of Florida that manufactures the Shuttleslide mounts. He makes one with a full 9” slide. Talked to him on the phone and he made sure exactly what boat I had and what Ulterra I had bought and assured me he had what I needed. Paid him and had it on my doorstep in 2 days!! Very easy install and works great! It even work with the Minn Kota quick release bracket so it really was a win win!

  13. Foster_r

    Excellent product. Absolutely perfect for quickly and easily moving your trolling motor out of harms way for trailering and mooring. I have recommended your product to all of my friends. And the customer service – quick answers and professional consultation, all around great.

  14. FrankC.

    In order to be able to put the boat on the trailer the motor had to be offset so it would not hit the winch stand. This caused the head of the motor to stick out of the hull area. This made it difficult when launching from narrow ramps as the motor could be damaged by impact on a dock for example.
    With the ShuttleSlide installed, the motor is now installed more on the center line, the head does not stick out, and the boat can be launched and retrieved with no issues. So far I am very satisfied with this unit. Installation was very easy, instructions were simple, and it solved a couple of headaches.

  15. Dawn45

    I absolutely LOVE the shuttleslide!!! It has made my life so much easier. I recommend it to all my boating friends. Thank you for coming up with such a creative solution to my docking woes for my 2016 Godfrey Sweetwater Pontoon-Coastal Edition.

  16. Sea_Hunt3

    21′ Sea Hunt, Trolling motor installed, very pleased with the shuttle slide and it works great, thank you for a great product and excellent customer service. enjoyed talking with y’all , here’s to hopefully many years good of service.

  17. DS

    1994 Sportsman key west 1720cc, ordered the 9″ and DPA-1, comes very close to my anchor locker when the trolling motor is slide in to the boat. Overall very satisfied and it makes a whole lot easier for docking. Without it it was a disaster looking for a place to happen!!!

  18. Roche

    Motor installation went smooth on my NauticStar 211 Hybred. Always afraid of catching it on dock. But not anymore. Thank you.

  19. MV_2200TRS

    I am very pleased with it on my 2021 Pathfinder.

  20. Ed Garza

    Thank you for being patient and supportive during my installation specially with the numerous calls I made. Your support has been like none other that I experienced before. The extension plate adaptor worked out perfect with the installation on my 17’ Mako. This is by far the best mounting system I have ever seen and would recommend it to any one.

  21. Tim’s SeaFox

    I’m more than satisfied with the Shuttle Slide mount and awesome customer service!!

  22. Carter Jr

    These guys really know how to treat a customer!! 2013 Carolina Skiff 18JVS CC / 60″ Terrova 80lb

  23. William.Jr

    Installation was very straight forward. Mount performs well on the water. No movement from an 80# Terrova when in use. Very happy with the product. For salt water applications it’s the best mount on the market. Product questions were answered almost immediately even on a holiday weekend . – Xpress H22B

  24. Roy Fore

    I put the Shuttle Slide mount on my boat to use with my Minkota Ulterra. Not only did it allow the trolling motor slide back 9 inches, so the motor would not hit the step, I can now use my cover without removing my motor. Used DPA too

  25. Dustin Royer

    I absolutely love the mount, it will be on every boat I own in life!!
    Xpress Bay boat

  26. Tiech

    Thank you for making a great product. It does exactly what I needed it to do. After bashing my trolling motor into the dock awhile ago I’ve been looking for a solution. This is it.

  27. sailor1000

    Single best addition to my boat – EVER! Without it, there was simply no way to keep my 80lb Terrova (60″ shaft) from sticking out too far when stowed, and banging the dock. This HD9 product is really WELL BUILT – simple, yet elegant in its purpose. The customer service from Shuttleslide (even on a Sunday!) was superb, with great guidance. I did the install myself, and so long as you “measure twice and (drill) once” you’ll be good to go. They have it designed to work with, and without an RTA17 removable puck mount from Minn Kota (which I opted to use). I’m so pleased with this product and, like others, will never have a trolling motor without one from now on. GREAT PRODUCT, does EXACTLY what they said it would, installs easily (with proper preparation), and I’m super pleased.

  28. Michael Herpin (verified owner)

    First of the customer service is exceptional. I called and a real person answered the phone and was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. There was no trying to up sell me into products I didn’t need, actually it was the opposite. The lady that helped me wanted some basic info and then she explained what I should get, turned out to be the SS-9-HD. I also ordered the base plate the utilized the existing holes in my deck from the RTA 17. I also added the top plate to remount my RTA 17. I felt it would be easier for me to put the motor on the puck rather than slide it into the guide every time. The entire system is well designed, thought out thoroughly and very well made and finished. The packaging was top notch and everything needed was in the package. My install was fairly easy since the 4 holes from the RTA17 were reused. I did match drill the other 2 holes in the base plate, even though they were not really necessary. Great company to deal with. Fantastic customer service, and a great product that works like it is supposed to. I installed this on a 2022 Excel Baypro 203 and. Minnkota Terrova 54”. Before the Shuttle Slide, my trolling motor hung over the front so far, that on most ramps the motor would hit the bow roller both launching and loading. In the retracted position my motor is completely out of the way, the additional couple of inches in height helps a little also. Thanks Shuttle Slide for a great product that really solves a problem.

  29. David Steward

    Got this mount with the BMA-12 because I wanted to reuse the 4 holes from my MKA-21. Worked perfectly. Doesn’t hit my trailer or bow roller any longer. Triton T17 Crappie Pro. Very impressed.

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