If you search a few posts back you will see that I built a new outboard engine maintenance stand. I based it on plans off the internet but made minor adjustments and so promised to post the new sets of measurements. And here they are..........
Sheet one: the basic design, notes and measurements
The castor wheels I used were 75mm diametre - to carry a weight of 50kg, each wheel with its own little brake
Sheet two: assembling the upright section
Sheet three: component pieces and their measurements
I used timber stock 4" x 2" throughout (10cm x 5cm)
Below is the finished stand with my four stroke 3.5hp Tohatsu standard shaft outboard on it. Meanwhile I am now researching YouTube and the internet for articles on how to service your four stroke small outboard. I will post details of what I find in the next post.
After that - its getting down to business and servicing my own outboard - engine and gear oil change; impeller change; spark plug change and stripping down the carb.
What could possibly go wrong given my past history?
The original plans were drawn by D Hayes Jr and were available on Photobucket. I didn't find them there - I found them on a general internet search for 'outboard engine maintenance stand plans.
VG.. tick... :o)
What were the reasons behind angling back 8' I wonder??
Steve, I've been wondering that too - I tried it out today with water bucket below and frankly I didn't get the 8 degree angle - I had to alter the shaft angle on the motor s the engine kept stalling because it wasn't angled right in the water - like when you go through lumpy seas and sometimes as the outboard lifts out of the water it stalls - i don't get the need for the angle. wish I'd thought about that before constructing it
Very puzzling - a lot/most of the home made jobs show the same angled upright so there must be a reason... are they just designed so as to mimic how the engine would be on a transom I wonder? In which case you've already cracked it without knowing it, as you adjusted the angle of the leg to match the imaginary transom....
my transom is vertical - so I need to adjust it each time I put it on the stand for testing and then need to remember to readjust it back to how it would be on Arwen's transom bracket!!
One more thing to remember - remembering anything for me, is quite an achievement :)
Yes, not sure about where the 8 degrees came from. Usually it is 12 degrees and that is the angle I used for mine.
I will check but suspect I'm closer to that too
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