I just got a great deal on a Minn Kota co-pilot trolling motor but I can't figure out how I'm going to mount it. I'm going to use a quick release bracket but I don't know how I'm going to get nuts to the bolts once I have holes drilled. The boat is a Pathfinder 17T or the same as a hewes tailfisher 17. These boats don't have anchor lockers and the nearest hatch is about 4.5ft back from where the bolts are going to be. Has anyone ever used lag screws for a job like this?