kicker motor in General Discussion Posted August 12, 2011 I have a 9.9 kicker on the back of our hydra-sports with a panther mount. Have had the boat for 11 years and the only time that motor has come off is when i changed from the crappy OMC mount(LOTS OF PLAY) that came with the boat to the panther. No issues what so ever. But, everything is tight on mine and dont bounce, so im sure that has allot to do with it. I also have mine backed with 1/4" aluminum plate the same size as the Panther mount. Personally, i dont see a problem as long as things arent bouncing around. And if its bouncing going down the road, i guarantee its bouncing around out on the lake as well and something will break eventually.