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    Default Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Well, I'm about to build an outboard motor stand. Anyone have any good suggestions on an easy, uncomplicated, and above all, cheap approach to this?Any pics, plans, etc. will be appreciated!

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    I'm getting ready to build one as well as I need to pull my outboard off so I can re-do my boat starting in a couple of weeks.
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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    ..oops: wrong forum for this post. Plz move to the right one.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Member Djohns19 made this slick one. Only thing I would add would be a small boxed in parts shelf on the front side.
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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Doc I don't know how big a motor but for my 15 Johnny I built a simple bracket and lagged it to the wall of my garage. I claimed a corner where I made a 7 rod rack on the wall, my kicker, and an old dresser that hold electronics, lines, various tackle etc, between outings. The motor stays there if I won't troll all day and winters there as well. Works well for me and I'll send apic in a day or two if I can figure that out.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    RickVery creative that Djohns... Just a few pieces of wood and a few bolts. Looks great.BTW Maybe there IS a parts box on the other side.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Thanks Rick for the pic! Already sketched mine out based on it.I thought of doing what you did Neil, but since I'm probably going to have to take this engine apart, I'ld like to have access to it from all sides and be able to move it if necessary.I figure making the stand 3'6" high and 2'4" wide should be enough? What do you think?Here a pic of my engine: 35HP Mercury Outboard w/Controls

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    Hi Doc,Depending how many horses you have I lagged a 2 x 6 to the doorway of my shed.

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    Dr Bones,I built one very similar to the one Rick built. I also have a 1986 35hp Merc. It has worked great. The only thing I would mention is to use a good size wheel. I used a 3" castor from Home Depot, I should have used 4". My basement floor is a liitle rough and it can be hard to move around. The castor has a swivel base that allows me to move the stand in any direction. If you want me to measure mine and give you dimensions I can. I would do it now, but I am at work.

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    I like that wood stand its cool. I have one I made out of steel (I have a welder). It has larger wheels so I can roll it around in gravel. I dont know how to post a picture on this site seems complicated. Best,Peter

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Jollymon: Yes, please post the dimensions of your stand when you get around to it! Thanks for offering.FishonPeter, I have a buddy who suggested to help me make it out of scrap steel he has...but to be honest, I think it'll be easier and less of a hassle to saw and bolt 2"x4"sI went to Lowe's today..checked out some caster wheels. They seem cheap enough and would work for me. I don't plan pushing it around too much..and if so, then only on cement. The bigger wheels require some kind of axel or reinforcement to withstand the pressure. So, again: too complicated for me

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    Dr Bones,Tonight when I get home I will get the dimensions, The measurment that almost caught me was the width of the motor support, I had to have room for the trim rams. Get the largest castor wheels that Lowes has, with in reason, and get all four with swivles. They are good not only for moving it from place to place, but if you need spin the motor while you are working on it. It took me about 2 hours (including trip to Home Depot) to build mine, and about $35 in materials. I had the wood so I only had to buy nuts, bolts, wood screws, and the castors.

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    Dr Bones,Here it goes,The base is 23" wide 30" deep. The top of the motor mount to the bottom of the 2x4 base is 36".I mounted the uprights about 8" in from the end. Where the upright bolts to the base the upright is cut to about a 24 degrees angle.It tried to put some photos in but no luck. Here are the links:www.fishingworks.com/Users/UserFolders/njscuba/PhotoImages/ACF201F.JPG http://www.fishingworks.com/Users/Us...s/P1010002.JPG http://www.fishingworks.com/Users/Us...s/P1010004.JPG The lower unit is off of the motor, It is out for a presure check, but it fits fine, and I ca trim the motor up and down.Good luck. If you want more photos or detail give me a e-mail address and I will send more detail photos.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Thanks so much JollyMon! The measurements are almost the same as I had estimated. If you don't mind, I would very much appreciate any photos. Please send them here: j_jumpin@hotmail.com if you don't mind. Make sure it's not bigger than 1MB, otherwise it won't take it.Thanks again for your help!

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    Here is a pic of my stand I built a few years ago. I sandwiched 2x4s together for the legs, used 1/2 inch ply for strengh, and used 2x4s for the "transom". It sets on swiveling castors. The only thing I bought were the castors, the wood was scrap I had laying around. The Homelite weighs 230 pounds, and I have had my 270 pound Merc 1250 on it as well.

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    I searched the web looking for plans for an outboard motor stand for my 7.5 Evinrude Fleetwin. Didn't find plans on the web that were easy to make.I ended up purchasing 2 metal saw horse brackets. The ones you put 2" X 4"'s in. I used an old 2" X 10" for the 'transom'.The metal brackets were about $5.00 canadian. The wood I had laying around. Took me less than an hour and works well.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Thanks guys! Appreciate the input..just wish the pic links would work! - If everything goes well, I'll be putting it together tomorrow. I'll have to force myself...colder than a ****ens here...gonna be in the 50's over the daytime...arrgh.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    you got mail.anyone else want copies just give me you e-mail address.I can not figure out posting photo's.

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    keltonkrew@yahoo.comI like them too
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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    You can click my link at the bottom of my post to see my stand, it is in the "other stuff" album..

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Jollymon, I'll take a set of the pics too. ThanksMikemac37@yahoo.com

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    Default Re: Need to build outboard motor stand: Any plans, pics, suggestions?

    Thanks for all the input! Here is the result: I put 3" castor wheels on (the most expensive thing at $7/ea at Lowe's). The total construction cost including bolts: approx $40.It's about 4" higher than I would like but it will work fine - I should've done the total height of the stand at 32" instead of 35" I'm happy though

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    Here are the ones I just made....and my Merc 35 looks identical to yours!I made it to include my batteries and gas tanks, and it is on swivel casters so I can move it around. This thing is stout....May use it to hold my bikes when I get my boat back together!
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    Here are a couple of pics for my all steel little OB stand.. Its been very handy and its much smaller then it would have been had I used wood.Its got a nice handle on the back of the mounting point so I can walk it around easily.. As you can see, this one is for the little motors.. but it does the job nicely..rgdsFranki

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    oh, almost forgot..Here is what I hold the bigger motors up with...Its allot less mobile, but it can hold 3 motors..(seen here with an old Evinrude 80 and an even older Evinrude Lark 40HP.)This thing started life as a home made clothes horse that I got at a garage sale for 5 bucks.. I then bolted a ruddy great lump of wood across it, and chained it to the Verandah pole for some extra stability.. When I put it there, I told the old lady that it was a temperary fixture that I'd remove when I was finished, but its been 2 years now.. this thing is just too handy.rgdsFranki

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