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Outboard stand for bigger outboards (150+)

Old 12-04-2019, 09:51 AM
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Default Outboard stand for bigger outboards (150+)

Anyone have plans for one. Looking for something easy to move around with a forklift. Needs to be fairly open as I will be painting the motor with it on the stand. I see a ton out there for portables, but nothing for a 450 - 500lb motor.
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build one?
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
build one?
Thinking I can do something out of wood, just seeking plans or a cut sheet if anyone has done one before for the sake of saving time. I have one sitting at work that is for smaller motors I could probably modify, but it's a bit too short. May just modify it a bit.



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Stop in at any boat dealer. The new motors all come on stands that are meant to be moved with a fork lift. Im sure they just throw them away.
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Originally Posted by HighTechRedneck View Post
Stop in at any boat dealer. The new motors all come on stands that are meant to be moved with a fork lift. Im sure they just throw them away.
It's sitting on a factory Yamaha crate currently. Those sit horizontally, and don't have space to tilt the motor away from the mounting bracket. Need it to be able to stand up and tilt the motor while its on the stand so I can get to the entire lower unit to paint it.





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i hang 250 4 strokes off these , they take about an hour to build.
made from 50x50 x 1mm box ,

its a bit sketchy when i trim a 30" 250 four stoke too high but i know the point where its starting to get a bit wobbly.

they wheel easy on the casters , use quality ones not cheap shit .

PM me and i will get some measurements if you want.

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I made this out of scrap wood for a 200. Rock solid but I did end up buying castors to move it around the shop easily.






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I made this out of scrap wood for a 200. Rock solid but I did end up buying castors to move it around the shop easily.





I made one almost exactly like this one, casters and all..... It worked on my Ox66 225s
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Harbor Freight engine stand like for a car worked perfectly for my 225 Mercury.

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Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
Harbor Freight engine stand like for a car worked perfectly for my 225 Mercury.
hadnt thought about that. I think I have an engine stand somewhere.
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^^^^^ that's why I used it I had it laying around.
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Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
^^^^^ that's why I used it I had it laying around.
now I just have to find the thing. Used it to rebuild a Pontiac 400 back around 2004 or so, and have no clue where I put the thing. I’m sure it’s in one shed or another down at the farm.
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Originally Posted by EMC Pursuit View Post
I made one almost exactly like this one, casters and all..... It worked on my Ox66 225s

Ditto, only difference I bolted mine together so I can dissemble and store away.
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Build one out of pressure treated 2x4 and 4x4, with a 2x12 mounting board like the one in post #7. I made a similar one and found if you angle the vertical component that the 2x12 is mounted about 5 degrees back towards the engine, tilting the engine up will not de-stable the stand. And use 3" diameter urethane caster wheels. I have a spare OX66 250 that I can roll around with one hand. Cheap, easy, solid...
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This one was built in a couple of hours out of scrap wood to hold a 250 lb 3 cylinder 2-stroke with a 20 inch leg. I'm sure it can hold more weight but would be too short for a 25 inch shaft.



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You could also use a auto motive engine lift by using the factory eye bolt in the top of the motor, then you’ll have 360• access to paint.
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Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
Harbor Freight engine stand like for a car worked perfectly for my 225 Mercury.
Good thinking
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These are easy to build and you can wheel them outside to fire up the motors.
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