Made in the USA by experienced craftsman with polished aluminium This is one rugged mount and will hold up to years of abuse. The wood is solid ash treated with waterproof varnish. This mount will work on just about all canoes. It is adjustable to width and reversible for switching to either side of the canoe. The brackets are 1/4 inch ; aluminium angle that hook solid under the gunnels of the canoe. Holds up to 2 hp motor. We recommend you use a lanyard to attach out board to boat.