Right. The side on the boat is flush with the quick release bracket. There are some good and bad. The bad is it can be a pain to pull up and put in the store position. Take some getting used to. It also takes some time to get used to the foot pedal. I really don't like how it works. The good is when it is in the running position it has a small footprint on the deck and is also removable when used with the quick release bracket. . You can also get either the co-pilot or i-pilot option depending on how much extra your willing to spend. Co-pilot is around 130$ and the ipilot runs in the $400 range. Use this link for wire size and battery type The site I listed earlier also has a quick connect plug option which I am going to use this time.