So next you want to place and figure out where you will be mounting and make sure deployment and retraction are capable. Make sure it’s straight and will be balanced. I took a measuring tape and measured the halfway mark of the front porch and made a mark to know I was right in the middle of the kayak. Now that I found center and made sure full use would work on the water and how it was positioned center on my kayak to my liking I grabbed the drill. Whether you are using the quick release bracket or the motor itself it comes with a guide to set when drilling your holes to make sure spacing is correct. If whatever motor you go with does not you can always take the mount and use chalk or dry erase marker to mark where you are drilling.</P>\n<P>The scariest part of the whole process. Drilling into your pride and joy. If you live the old saying of measure twice and cut once and have planned and prepped you will have no issues. Next is any holes for power wire placement. So for me I had only 2 holes left. Both were being put on my hatch as I wanted to retain the full body structure of the pontoons on the bluesky plus was already perfect in where my battery was and keeping everything organized and easy to access for future purposes.