Saturday, 28 March 2020
Building an outboard engine maintenance stand
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.