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Old 07 February 2010, 18:01   #1
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Making an outboard stand

Do you think this would be suitable as an outboard stand for a 2-stroke Tohatsu 60hp, long shaft (115kg). Like the idea it's collapsable, but I'll use linked chain instead of a webbing strap for strength - or does it look like a disaster away to happen? Need to get the engine upright so I can service it. Anyone got a better idea?
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Old 08 February 2010, 02:01   #2
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I used a youngmans trestle to support my 50hp yam when it was off the boat for a while, the ones you can hire.
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Old 08 February 2010, 02:12   #3
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Do you think this would be suitable as an outboard stand for a 2-stroke Tohatsu 60hp, long shaft (115kg). Like the idea it's collapsable, but I'll use linked chain instead of a webbing strap for strength - or does it look like a disaster away to happen? Need to get the engine upright so I can service it. Anyone got a better idea?
If it is safe and does not wobble about and your able to work on any part of the engine
it is as good as anything else.

Plus like you said it folds away.

Another one the same and your near on there with a any length portable work bench as well.
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Old 08 February 2010, 04:19   #4
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For such a heavy engine would maybe use glue laminated timber/beam. If you use
standard size used in house construction work, its not very expensive. Its
always "straight" and will remain so over time, less hazle to use and work with than traditional wood.
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Old 08 February 2010, 04:34   #5
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looks ok to me,,perhaps though the small legs might be better a bit longer and bolted a bit higher up more like a tressle,,or you could use the tail gate of the white truck in the photo ,,,lol
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Old 08 February 2010, 12:45   #6
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I used some 42mm unistrut and two cantilever arms (from work). I bolted the arms to the wall using M10 anchors and used zebs to attatch the unistrut to the arms. Works a treat!

You can pick it up at an electrical wholesalers pretty cheap! Unitstrut is great stuff!
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Looks like one of these.
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Old 10 February 2010, 16:29   #8
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My outboards bolted onto a sack truck at the moment (55 Yam), 5 used off ebay or you can get a fancy new one with pneumatic tyres for about 30. You need to fix/strap a length of wood to the top by the handles but then you can drop the engine on just like on the transom. Rock solid when its upright and you can move it whenever you like. regards AL
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Cheers guys. Thanks for the ideas. I'll post a picture on completion.
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You can pick it up at an electrical wholesalers pretty cheap! Unitstrut is great stuff!
My fence was held up with unistrut for a couple of years, great stuff!
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