Mount your Anchor Caddie on your Minn Kota or Motorguide X Series quick release bracket to quickly and easily switch between anchor fishing and trolling!
This first video shows if our adapter kit is right for you. The video below that will walk you through the basic installation of our new adapter kit once you decided it is for your.
This bracket assembly is designed to mount on the most Minn Kota and Motorguide quick release brackets, but may fit others.
See our compatibility list here to see what motor fits on which bracket, Compatibility Chart
It is best to check the Minn Kota website to verify current compatibility of your motor to the quick release bracket, Quick Release Brackets. You can also view their compatibility chart.
For Motorguide, it will fit on all quick release brackets designed for the X Series motors.
PLEASE NOTE: If you already have your bow mount trolling motor on a quick release bracket, you will need, at least the Minn Kota or Motorguide top plate to mount this adapter kit on. It is not included in this adapter kit.
If you don't have your bow mount trolling motor on a quick release bracket, you will need 2 Minn Kota or Motorguide quick release brackets of the same model.
If you need Minn Kota quick release brackets, you can check them out here:
Minn Kota Quick Release Bracket (RTA-17) | Anchor-Caddie
Minn Kota Quick Release Bracket (MKA-16-03) | Anchor-Caddie
This adapter kit is designed to accommodate ALL the Anchor Caddies, whether you have the Anchor Caddie PRO, Original or the Cadet models.
This adapter kit is designed to mount on an additional Minn Kota or Motorguide quick release bracket top plate, sold separate and not included in this kit.
It doesn't matter which side of the bow your Minn Kota or Motorguide bracket is mounted on, port, starboard or straight down the center. The adjustments in this bracket adapter kit will make it work for your application, as the bracket and angle plate are designed symmetrical.
The most common trolling motor installation is at a 45 degree angle, but the included bracket allows for a 10 degree total swing adjustment, making sure that you have the flexibility to make the necessary adjustments if needed. The bracket also has slots for fore and aft adjustments, helping to have the proper setback or overhang on your bow.
This first video shows our adapter kit installed on the Minn Kota MKA16-03, which is a slide in bracket on our old version of the adapter kit, but the same method applies to other Minn Kota quick release brackets and our current version of the adapter kit.
This video shows our adapter kit installation on the Minn Kota RTA-17, which is a drop on bracket on our current version of the adapter kit, but the same method applies to other Minn Kota and Motorguide quick release brackets
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Does the Anchor Caddie Trolling Motor Bracket Adapter Kit work with the Minnkota RTA-54? Looks like you are using the smaller RTA-17 in your video.
Short answer, YES.
Here is the Minn Kota Compatibility Chart, Minn Kota Accessory Compatibility Chart (johnsonoutdoors.com)
Thanks for the question!
i have a anhchor caddie pro on bow will this bracket rotate to port or starbird side when is the new video going to be out thanks mike
The short answer is yes.
If you don't currently have a bow mount trolling motor on a quick release bracket, you will want to remove the Anchor Caddie and install the quick release bracket first.
As far as the new installation video, we plan on wrapping it up this weekend (06/06/21). If you are on our mailing list, you will get an email when released, if not, you can sign up through our website.
Thanks for the question!
If I order this how long till I get the new version I hope to have a system by June 11th I have your anchor system and a minnkota riptide I see I will need two adapter plates also
We will be ready to ship on Monday, 05/24/2021.
By the time you read this, it should be reflected on our website.
I just bought a minn kota front trolling motor. It is the saltwater riptide terrova 80 lbs thrust, 54" shaft. I believe the part # is 1363762. Is this compatible with your new quick release between anchor caddie and troll motor? I hope I hope so. Tom, returning customer
Yes, your motor is compatible with the appropriate Minn Kota quick release brackets. I see the compatible brackets from Minn Kota are the RTA-17 and the RTA-54. The RTA-54 is rated up to 112lb thrust and over 72" length, so you are good to go with the more economical RTA-17.
Keep in mind that our adapter kit allows you to go from the Minn Kota quick release bracket to an Anchor Caddie anchor nest and that for a fresh installation, you will need 1 Minn Kota quick release bracket for your new motor and 1 to get your Anchor Caddie mounted to. That means if you are going to install the trolling motor and want the Anchor Caddie, you need to purchase 2 of the RTA-17 quick release brackets, in addition to our adapter kit.
I have minn kota Ulterra 112 and your anchor system. I want to switch them back and forth. What do I need to do this?
To accomplish this, you will need 2 quick release brackets from Minn Kota and our Trolling Motor Bracket Adapter Kit.
Each Minn Kota quick release bracket comes with a top plate and bottom plate.
(#1 Minn Kota quick release bracket) The bottom plate gets mounted to your boat and the top plate gets mounted to your motor.
(#2 Minn Kota quick release bracket) The bottom plate gets stored in your garage and the top plate gets mounted to your Anchor Caddie Trolling Motor Adapter Kit, then your Anchor Caddie gets mounted to the top of the Trolling Motor Adapter Kit.
Now you can switch between the two.
The only thing that you will want to do is, mount your Minn Kota quick release bracket as close to the bow as possible.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Your trolling motor bracket kit works with the Motorguide quick release bracket?? https://www.trollingmotors.net/collections/quick-release-bracket/products/motorguide-xi5-saltwater-mounting-plate
Yes Ryan, it will work!
Does this fit a minn kota ulterra? Do you ship to Europe, The Nederlands? Thanks, Peter Berkhout
Hi Peter, We don't currently have the Netherlands open to ship to, but we could open up a specific area. If you could contact us direct via email, we can look at that address to see if we can ship to. And yes to your question, it is compatibile with the Ulterra. Just a reminder, you would need an additional Minn Kota quick release bracket to mount your chosen Anchor Caddie to. Again, you can contact us directly via email (Paul@Anchor-Caddie.com) to go over any details. Regards, Paul Anderson
will this work with the MinnKota MKA-21 Composite Quick Release Bracket?
Yes it will work perfectly with the Minn Koat MKA-21 Quick Release Bracket.
Does this include the anchor caddie also or just the bracket?
This is just the bracket, but is designed to fit all our our Anchor Caddies, so you can pick with Anchor Caddie best suits your needs.
Hope this helps!
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