Outboard Engine test stand
I recently got my first boat, Mercury Quicksliver 530HD + Yamaha F50 4 stroke outboard.
I have the engine off the boat, and have built up a pretty substantial test stand from 4" X 2" timber framing on wheels. My intention is to mount the engine onto it, plus the throttle controls and be able to run the engine after servicing to make sure it's OK + balance the carbs, test the power trim etc etc.
I've fitted a small petrol tank from a lawnmower + motorbike battery to the stand, so I'm hoping it should be OK after I connect up the instruments etc. I also have the water connection muffs to connect up a hosepipe for cooling.
Has anyone else done this ? If so what are the problem areas or pitfalls if any ?