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Outboard Stand Home made

Post by Cliff » 11 Mar 2018, 16:05

Following Pritch's post about boat storage and moving his OB with an engine stand. I decided to make one for my new beauty :P I don't mind admitting it's a bit rough and ready, but it does the job, and cost me nowt other than a few hours and rooting about in the container for the bits I put the castors on the handles, in case I ever get a vehicle that I can get it into. As it is, It won't fit in my Disco, because the LPG tank is in the back. So I'll be making a carrier for the back of the truck for when I'm towing the caravan... I haven't patented this. And yes, the handles are rolling pins :rofl
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Re: Outboard Stand Home made

Post by harrison » 11 Mar 2018, 19:04

Nice one Cliff,
Oooh! a container, impressive. Is that your man cave?
Trolley looks neat. Motor looks ace. As a former Suzuki 20 efi owner will be interested to hear how this performs.
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Post by mattswan2512 » 11 Mar 2018, 19:20

Nicely made and for nowt love it.
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Re: Outboard Stand Home made

Post by warder54 » 11 Mar 2018, 19:38

Nice job! Remember that the motor needs to be laid tiller side down (I have the same motor - just finished running in today on a trip from Broughty Ferry to Perth and return) They go very well and throttle response is superb.
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Re: Outboard Stand Home made

Post by pritch » 11 Mar 2018, 19:58

I was looking at making one today and I was struggling to think of a way to mount the wheels near the handles.
For some reason the rolling pin idea didn't cross my mind :lol:
Looks like it does the trick though :thumbsup

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Re: Outboard Stand Home made

Post by Cliff » 11 Mar 2018, 20:03

warder54 wrote:Nice job! Remember that the motor needs to be laid tiller side down (I have the same motor - just finished running in today on a trip from Broughty Ferry to Perth and return) They go very well and throttle response is superb.
Doh! I remembered just before I was going to lay it down to try the casters, because of the length of the handles, it would probably have been okay, but i'm not about to try it, I'm only planning to move it upright. Glad to hear you're running in went well, now get it serviced and open up that throttle.... :waterski
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Re: Outboard Stand Home made

Post by Paul » 11 Mar 2018, 21:45

Cliff wrote:
warder54 wrote:Nice job! Remember that the motor needs to be laid tiller side down (I have the same motor)
Doh! I remembered just before I was going to lay it down to try the casters, because of the length of the handles, it would probably have been okay
I reckon you'll be ok on the tilt angle with the height difference between the main wheels and caster wheels judging from the diagram specs :idea:
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