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    Default 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.
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    Engine mounted.
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    great idea! thanks for sharing. multifunctional
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    Default 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...
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    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

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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    Here is my outdrive stand.

    The height and angle of the drive can be adjusted.

    Well, the angle is either horizontal or tilted approx 15

    The height is adjusted with a threaded rod, that has a handle welded on to it.
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    toolsinbox ,all i can say is wow that is the best . how about some more pictures so i can make on. you should market that idea.
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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    Thought I'd add mine to the mix. Not as elaborate as some of the others here, but functional:



    More pics of it here: http://picasaweb.google.com/superbenk/SterndriveDolly

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    I plan to make something simple like this for my engine stand...



    Seen here on iboatnw.

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    Couldnt resist putting mine up too. Cheap HF motorcycle stand modded with a cheap HF 70$ welder.
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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    Having recently picked up a "new-to-me" 1998 16 1/2' FourWinns Horizon QX with a VP 3.0L I/O, I now have need for an outdrive lift/stand. Inspiration from everyone's posts -especially Toolsinbox & JordanFTW (fantastic ideas!) I thought I'd post my evolution... an implement stand, 4 rollers, some square steel tube and a couple plywood runners (to cover the steel and protect the outdrive). This one 'knocks down' a bit for transportation. Outward roller "legs" remove, similar to many shop crane designs, "outdrive runners" un-bolt from the implement stand - which also provides for rotation as long as the drive is manually supported while rotating. (now just to finish it up with some black tremclad)


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    thanks to everyone that continues to support and expand the wealth of information available to us all on this site!!

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    CraigW, I like how you are able to knock it down so it stores flat.
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    made this out of two 8 foot 2x4 wall studs i have laying around waiting to put casters on till i figure out how high it needs to be to install drive on boat with.
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    Heres mine! I made from existing HF tranny stand. I just added the 1" sq. tubes coated with rubber coat and end caps, drlled fours holes total. Done!!




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    very nice webber i might have to try something like that in the near future
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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    do you have a pic without the drive on with a few measurements too. cheers

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    Great thread; thanks for the ideas. Have to make something up here soon.
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    Made it to fit the furniture dolly from Harbour Freight.
    When will people learn that impellers require regular
    replacement and are not drive it till it pukes items?

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    I bought the u pod and built a dolly with wood scraps ans added casters from a home center. iPod was $48 and casters were around $10. Fits bravo 1 great and wheels around on rough ground great

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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    I use Black and Decker "Workmate" benches. Simply take off the prop, remove the whole drive, lift(c'mon Nancy...you can do it!), and the lower unit will fit in between the split wooden top nicely, then seperate the upper and clamp it into it's own bench.

    Re-assembly is simply the opposite. Much eaiser to "lower" the upper unit back onto the lower unit.

    Bought both of them used on CL for $15 and $12.

    AND after the drive work is done...you've got two handy little benches!
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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    This thread was nice to give ideas for making my Mercruiser Alpha I Gen II outdrive stand. I added a couple of plastic containers on the side to hold pieces parts while working and wheels make it very easy to move around garage or driveway. Best thing was it did not cost a thing to make. Had all pieces laying around the garage.
    Just thought I would share.
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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    I'll add my pic since I just recently loaded it into photobucket. Like others, made from scraps laying around the shop. Interfaces well with the height of the boat for removal/installation and allows me to leave the prop on.

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    I have really enjoyed reading this thread. In fact, I was at Harbor Freight and scoping out the cheap floor jacks to build that fancy lift/stand and realized I had 90% of a plain stand already. The engine stand is just kicking around in the garage most of the time, so I figured I would just make some rails from scrap 2" angle iron and bolt them to the engine stand. Worked great. Here are the pictures.

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    I hope that worked. This is my first time loading pictures to this forum.

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    Default Re: Building an Outdrive Stand

    Might as well add mine...

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    Drive Stand 1.JPGDrive Stand 3.JPG

    OK, Me to. Built on top of a Big Box home improvement ten bux dolley. No lifting on or off the boat. Roll it up and wrench away. Need to adjust, raise or lower trailer tongue jack. EASY and my back thanx me.
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