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Old 17 December 2011, 08:38   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Stand & starting my 25 ?

Am planning a run down the river in my Bombard tomorrow and just realised I cant really test start the engine till I get there .

Its not been run for 2 months and while I dont expect it to be a problem I really want to fire it up at home on the muffs.

However I don't have a stand and don't have the room to hang it on the back of the avon. Its too big/heavy to just stand in a plastic bin and hope -I know it would twist itself off when it fires, so I'm wondering does anyone have any genius way of securing it ?

I've thought about workmate somehow or go and spend a daft amount on a stand from force4. I never winterise my engines so a now wondering how i can run it at home ?

Any ideas ? or anyone got a stand they aren't using and want out the way ?

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Old 17 December 2011, 08:56   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Make: RIBTEC 655
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I use a wheelie bin secured - tied to a tree to make sure it doesn't fall over.

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Old 17 December 2011, 09:04   #3
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Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200HP Optimax
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Mine was ok on Andy B's home made stand, just hold on to it when pulling....

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Old 17 December 2011, 09:29   #4
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
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Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
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Tailgate of a small goods trailer works well.

Or a low garden fence or gate

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Old 17 December 2011, 11:26   #5
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
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Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
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Welded up a small stand out or 1" box and bolted it to the wall, worked great - untill I removed the wall

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