Mounting the pontoon motor is definitely an important task with various impacts to the performance and ride of the boat. It affects the speed and handling of the boat and at the same time it also affects the safety of the boat. Thus a lot of consideration needs to be given when you are mounting the motor onto the boat. There are certain variables that you need to consider while mounting the motor. These are the size of boat, the style of boat and the length of the shaft. Once you have this information in hand you can go ahead with the mounting of the motor boat.
The mounting height of the motor in your boat should be equal to the distance between the base of the motor and the top of the propeller. The thing to take care is that the top of the transom should be at the same level as the bottom of the motor position of the outboard in a pontoon boat. Another important thing to consider is the exhaust port which is in the lower unit of the pontoon motor. It should be around 1 inch above the water line for smooth and accurate functioning. This will allow the engine to go idle without obstructing the flow of the exhaust.
The major mistake that people do while mounting the motor on the boat is estimating the height correctly. While you can start gauging it with the motor at the lowest setting, it is still important to fine-tune that setting to ensure smoothness in services and safety.