I just had a machine shop fabricate me a mount to go on the front cross bar. I had them do it without any drilling into the cross bar. It's still and might weigh 15 pounds, but I needed the strength. It utilizes the two bolts that go into the hull. I just back them out a half inch and slide it in and tighten the bolts down with beefier washers and it is really in place by the bolts and fits tightly on the cross bar. The mount sticks out about 5 inches fore of the cross bar. I will post a picture of it when I get back from the beach. The only problem that I have found is when I have it in the not use position, the water blasts against the prop bulb, when my port hull is downwind. The jib lines don't seem to get in the way at all. I've got an idea of rotating it side ways instead of under the tramp. Like it would sit parallel in front of the tramp, like a gun rack when not in use with the prop facing down and back. EVery one might laugh, but I'm using a 12volt, 12 amp sealed battery, and it gives me about 15 to 20 minutes of walking speed power. The reason I tried this battery is it fits in my hull forwrd of the dagger well. I am only using this to navigate out of a dock slip in a marina for a week. I'll have to charge the battery everynight, but I thought it beat a huge battery hanging behind my dolphin striker. The battery weighs 5 pounds and size of two big macs next to each other. I might get another one in case I need a little more life.