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Old 12 January 2012, 14:20   #1
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Engine stands.....

I've been looking for stand for ages but begrudge paying daft 'boat' money for what is essentially a few bent bits of steel or aluminium if you upmarket.....

I found a 'homebase sack truck' in the basement at work which had been bought before it was realised it wont shift full filing cabinets, so abandoned.

Some 5 minutes, a bit of chin scratching, 4 screws and 2 odd offcuts from the garage later has given me an OK stand for the garage for my 25. !!!

Even if I'd paid it would be about 17 cost.

I'd not go bigger than the 47kg Ish the 25 is and its not going to be thrashed ( can you thrash an outboard stand ? )

Peoples thoughts ......
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Old 12 January 2012, 15:22   #2
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looks like a good solution

I built my own a few years ago.

I've been meaning to swap the wheels out for something larger, but as I only use it in the garage, and just outside on the drive they've been OK.
The removeable planks of wood are there to hold a bin at the right height to run the engine in water.

I could be persuaded to build one or two I suppose
But would need to cost them first.

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Old 12 January 2012, 15:26   #3
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Very nice, wish I still had the endless off cuts form building glider & microlight trailers ( and wish I own and could use a welder !)

If you do cost one up let me know.
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I've been looking for stand for ages but begrudge paying daft 'boat' money for what is essentially a few bent bits of steel or aluminium if you upmarket.....

I found a 'homebase sack truck' in the basement at work which had been bought before it was realised it wont shift full filing cabinets, so abandoned.

Some 5 minutes, a bit of chin scratching, 4 screws and 2 odd offcuts from the garage later has given me an OK stand for the garage for my 25. !!!

Even if I'd paid it would be about 17 cost.

I'd not go bigger than the 47kg Ish the 25 is and its not going to be thrashed ( can you thrash an outboard stand ? )

Peoples thoughts ......
I need a stand at the moment, will it take an Opti 200?
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