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Old 19 June 2022, 17:27   #1
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Outboard storage and manouvering

Having finally upgraded my 5hp 2t to a 9.8 4t I need to assess how to move and store it with minimal lifting.
Was thinking the folding trolley is good with it having the adjustable transom pad but unsure whether the trolley is man enough for permanent storage of the outboard.
What do other glass backs do?
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Old 19 June 2022, 18:06   #2
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>>>What do other glass backs do?

Buy a Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke... sorry to be flippant but it was what I did!
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Think Tommy's already bought a 9.8 4s.

If it's around the 40kg mark the OB trolley will be OK, however I think they are a little unstable.

I made up an engine stand out of 2x3 scant and put 3" casters on the bottom. Not only do I use it to store the OB on I also use it to transport it from the back of the truck into the garage.
Dont think I've used the trolley in the past 18 months.
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>>>Think Tommy's already bought a 9.8 4s.

Yes I know but I just answered his question re others with a glass back with honesty.
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Sorry David, slow on the uptake and the kids have treated their father to copious amounts of Loweswater Gold and Proper Job today
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Think Tommy's already bought a 9.8 4s.

If it's around the 40kg mark the OB trolley will be OK, however I think they are a little unstable.

I made up an engine stand out of 2x3 scant and put 3" casters on the bottom. Not only do I use it to store the OB on I also use it to transport it from the back of the truck into the garage.
Dont think I've used the trolley in the past 18 months.
Yeah I think it's quoted at 38kg Steve and it is the unstable appearance for permanent storage I am questioning. The height adjustable transom pad looks good though to eliminate that 'thrutch' over a fixed one. You sound like you have a trolley? Is it a folding version with the adjustable transom pad? Would you trust it for permanent storage?

I looked for the tohatsu FL but they are like hens teeth and while looking, a 4 stroke at a very tempting price came along
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Yes I have an folding trolley with the adjustable transom pad and no I wouldn't trust it for permanent storage. IMO it's just not stable enough, I know I'd knock into it and it would fall over.
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I've made a couple of stands in the past from Steel Angle and strap, storing a 25Hp 2-stroke on one for a year with no issues.

Wheel size and a slight overbalance is key, but of course once the engine is mounted it's weight keeps the stand upright.

One leg I weld into a 'U' shape, and the handles are welded on, but the rest is bolted so it can be collapsed down when not in use.
I'm sure if you can't do it yourself a local engineering company would knock one up very cheaply.
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>>> kids have treated their father to copious amounts of Loweswater Gold and Proper Job today

Ha yes and rather too many G&T's here recently Steve have perhaps made me more abrupt than normal. However today a little more significant than usual as we lost dad not many days ago so much to do and many thoughts... particularly related to how he set me off with this seagoing interest some 60+ years ago. Still he made 91 and up until 6mths ago was terrorising the local town on his mobility scooter... I'd be happy if offered that as a deal.
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Truly sorry to hear about your Dad David, a loss of a parent no matter the age will always hurt.
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My condolences David on the passing of your Dad, he's sailing every day now.
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Thanks guys. Didn't mean to put a downer on this thread but my comment inevitably followed Steve's. The old chap has been in dock big time for months now and wasn't enjoying it... so a release for him I'm sure.
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Sorry to hear about you dad David good innings though bless him
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Can't imagine how you feel losing a parent.

Condolences brother
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