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Old 13 February 2010, 16:00   #11
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Bought the timber today. Could be the start of something along the lines of 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'! Have decided to go for a simpler design (not the trestle/scissor style) which will be bolted together. Once its served its purpose it can be dismantled for storage. Was planning to fit a couple of castors but B&Q were charging 8.50 a corner which is daylight robbery. My kids have a little scooter with perfect wheels... come to daddy!
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Old 14 February 2010, 17:02   #12
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Not back for 30 even if I do say myself. Was thinking of making a IKEA style instruction sheet! Still to add small wheels at the back so I can move it in the garage. With 115kg on it - it will be a dead weight.
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Old 14 February 2010, 17:06   #13
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You may want to consider fixing some struts onto the uprights. With 115kg on the top, those bolts fixing the uprights to the base frame are going to creak a bit.
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You may want to consider fixing some struts onto the uprights. With 115kg on the top, those bolts fixing the uprights to the base frame are going to creak a bit.
Will do, thank you. Honestly If I use any more timber I could have built a bungalow! Think I have some old fence posts I can put to good use.
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You can cut the bits off the base which will be forward of the outboard. They won't be contributing anything to the strength or stability of the stand.
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Not back for 30 even if I do say myself. Was thinking of making a IKEA style instruction sheet! Still to add small wheels at the back so I can move it in the garage. With 115kg on it - it will be a dead weight.
if you can screw 3x1 rough sawn 1 piece under the front and 1 piece under the back i will send you 4 x 3" nylon castors with bolts just drill through the 3x1 and bolt
all you pay is postage back to me after you have recieved .
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if you can screw 3x1 rough sawn 1 piece under the front and 1 piece under the back i will send you 4 x 3" nylon castors with bolts just drill through the 3x1 and bolt
all you pay is postage back to me after you have recieved .
Thank you - but I have already 'liberated' two wheels (temporarily) from my daughter's scooter! If that doesn't work - I'll take you up on your generous offer.
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I made an outboard stand out of an old wheeled zimmer frame and it cost me nothing, although it's probably only strong enough for an auxilliary engine
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I made an outboard stand out of an old wheeled zimmer frame and it cost me nothing, although it's probably only strong enough for an auxilliary engine
Nice one
When you retire from boating, you may be able to put it back into use.
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Old 16 February 2010, 15:10   #20
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Nice one
When you retire from boating, you may be able to put it back into use.
Not if I've had the wheels from it first!
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