Well last summer when I bought my 950 the touratech plate was out of stock and it remained so up to the point of my trip departure. Plus I didnt like the looks of the touratech plate. I wanted something smoother that would be more likely to glide over an obstacle. My friend made me one and it worked great. Several friends with 950's who also didnt like the touratech unit started getting me to make more of mine....and its been going from there.
My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement.
Just installed my new trolling motor