• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • ALL iboats Forum Members and Guests:
    To show our appreciation for your participation in the Forums, we're offering an exclusive Forums-only discount good for an additional 5% off your iboats.com order for a limited time.
    To redeem, simply call our Customer Service Team at 800-914-1123 (Open M-F, 9am - 8pm Eastern Time) and mention the Forums 5% off discount. Offer excludes engines, trolling motors, and electronics.

Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse

Help Tip: If you have a question that has not been answered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum members.

Below are some additional forum policies in hopes of all iboats members will follow, Thank you.

1. Please do not reply to old threads or hijack existing threads. Old threads of a technical nature are like a library book, Please do not write in them.

2. Old threads should be considered archives and used for reference only. Please do not reply to them.

3. Do not take over someone elseís thread (aka hijack) with your own question, even if it is similar. If you have a question that has not been covered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own.

4. If you have a question for the original poster (OP) and the thread is over 30 days old, send the OP a PM, he may not even visit the forums any longer, or may not notice your question in the old thread.

5. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum helpers that may not even notice your question when itís posted at the end of someone elseís thread. And those answers will be specific to your particular issue.

6. Please do not post to threads that have been inactive for more than 3 months unless you are the original poster. We have very active forums and any thread that remains inactive for that long should be considered "dead". It is especially confusing when there is an entirely new question posted to an old thread.

7. Posting at the end of any thread is considered to be hijacking the original posters thread which in turn subjects the thread to be closed if it continues to happen thus not making it fair to the original poster in the future had for some reason he/she needed to return for additional information or provide an update of the problem solved which is always welcomed within a reasonable amount of time frame.

8. Please note that you should see a red banner pop up near the bottom of each inactive thread asking you not to reply to old threads. The Red banner will read: Please note this thread has been inactive for 90 days. For the best results, please start a new thread.

Thank you all in advance for doing your part in helping iboats run a smooth ship.

Additional forum rules linked below.
http://forums.iboats.com/forum-rules-guidelines-405/
See more
See less

Building an Outdrive Stand

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • #16
    Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    I built my stand like this. 1" x 1" tubing welded together with removable casters to roll around with.

    Comment



    • #17
      Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

      Here is what I did. Almost complete.







      Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans!

      "87" 2750 Ciera, 5.7 Cobra I/O
      "03" Nitro NX 750, 90hp Merc. O/B

      Comment



      • #18
        Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

        very nice hd.... might have to make me a new one....
        'Lime Time'
        1975 AristoCraft Nineteen
        Mercruiser 165hp (chevy 250 L6), MC-1 drive

        Comment



        • #19
          Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

          Originally posted by ziggy View Post
          very nice hd.... might have to make me a new one....
          Thanks Zigg. Couple more small braces, a little sanding and some paint. She will be complete. Works like a charm. I can spin the prop, service all ports/drains and I can also wheel it right to the back of the boat, mount it and wheel cart out of the way. Re-mounting the drive has to be done with the prop removed though.

          These thing are really worth there weight in gold if you service/store your own O/D as you already know. You can buy them for around $100 made from steel tubing but I like projects!
          Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans!

          "87" 2750 Ciera, 5.7 Cobra I/O
          "03" Nitro NX 750, 90hp Merc. O/B

          Comment



          • #20
            Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

            Here is my spin on a homegrown one:

            http://www.bryantboatowners.com/foru...opic.php?t=483

            Comment



            • #21
              Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

              This is what I built. Worked well. I made it longer than needed so I could slide the drive off the boat without having to move the stand. Just 2X2's, glued and screwed. Plenty strong.



              Kyle
              Kyle
              1999 Chaparral Signature 240

              Comment



              • #22
                Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                i made mine the right height to take my drive off and put on, made putting outdrive back on super easy.

                1973 Starcraft Supersport
                120 mercruiser 153c.i.

                Comment



                • #23
                  Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                  See if pix works





                  Charlie

                  Comment



                  • #24
                    Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                    i like that, i going to make me one of those.
                    1973 Starcraft Supersport
                    120 mercruiser 153c.i.

                    Comment



                    • #25
                      Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                      Ayuh,... Same here,... That's the pictures I've been Lookin' for....
                      I just happen to have several of those jacks,+ like the idea of an Outdrive Dolly....
                      Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

                      Comment



                      • #26
                        Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                        This is my stand. It will also be the home of the engine during my restoration of my 1972 Silverline Comoro 17T I/O. The engine will be set on cross braces when it is removed from the hull this next weekend. I will post more pictures at that time.
                        Thanks
                        Bill

                        1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
                        sigpic

                        Comment



                        • #27
                          Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                          Engine mounted.
                          Thanks
                          Bill

                          1972 Silverline 17 T I/O Mercruiser Restoration
                          sigpic

                          Comment



                          • #28
                            Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                            jtybt

                            great idea! thanks for sharing. multifunctional
                            DJ WINN
                            Take your WEDDING RINGS OFF!

                            Comment



                            • #29
                              Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                              This thread will never die....

                              I can't resist posting my improvised stand...I actually bought a U-pod, the yellow plastic stand on the right. Instead of working on one drive at a time, I needed to work on my two drives side by side, to compare wear and tear...

                              The stand was built in 20 minutes, using large bolts, and nuts from another project...

                              here it is...
                              Rinker 342 FV 2005
                              Twin Volvo Penta 5.7 OSXi-DF/OceanX(DPS-B)

                              "All things are ready if our minds be so." -Henry V

                              Comment



                              • #30
                                Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

                                Built this saturday morning. Got the idea when I went to get new toung jack for my trailer from the store. The store desplay had a set up near the same to show how strong it is so I adapted that idea to this.

                                Trailer still not fixed. I get distracted easy

                                Click image for larger version

Name:	755725a891bdcd5f0668acaf113196dd.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	7.4 KB
ID:	41826

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X