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Build your own outboard motor stand

Once I lately purchased an outboard motor, I wanted a stand to maintain it on whereas I end constructing my Glen-L boat. I discovered just a few good tutorials on-line for constructing your individual stand. Nevertheless, I needed my stand to have the identical 12 diploma transom angle that’s widespread to many Glen-L outboard boat designs. Borrowing concepts from among the higher tutorials I discovered, I made some fundamental modifications and got here up with this.

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For lumber, instruments and supplies, I used: (4) 2x4x8 boards, (1) 2x8x8 board, (2) common casters, (2) locking casters, a round mitre noticed, a round noticed, a cordless drill, misc. bar clamps, 3” wooden screws, and (16) 1” lag screws.

Getting began on the bottom

(When attaching elements throughout building, pre-drill the holes earlier than driving the screws.)

Begin by reducing 4 items of two×4: two items which might be 36” lengthy, and two items which might be 24” lengthy. The 36” items will kind the bottom of the motor stand.

Take the 2 36” base items, and resolve which would be the ahead ends and aft ends. Measure and mark a line 16” aft of the ahead ends. This can mark the situation for the upright helps. (*Observe: for lighter motors, similar to my 8hp rated at 81lbs, you may also mark this line at 18.”)

Measure and mark a line 16 inches aft of the ahead finish. 18 inches is non-compulsory for lighter motors.

Connect one 24” piece in order that it connects the 2 36” base items on the ahead finish. This can kind a part of the “shelf” for holding the gasoline tank, and many others. Chances are you’ll discover it helpful to solely use one screw per finish, so to simply sq. up the meeting while you add extra elements later. Set the second 24” piece apart for the second.

Fasten 24-inch piece to forward end of 36-inch base pieces.

Fasten one of many 24-inch items to the ahead finish of the 36-inch base items. This can kind the ahead finish of the shelf.

Including the assist blocks

Set your mitre noticed to chop at a 12 diploma angle.

Set your mitre noticed to chop at a 12 diploma angle.

Minimize two 4” items of two×4 in order that one finish has the 12 diploma lower, and the opposite finish is left sq.. Ensure that each items are equally sized. Trim the sq. finish if needed. These items will probably be blocks that may assist the upright sections of the motor assist.

Cut a 4-inch support block using 12 degree angular cut.

Minimize a 4-inch assist block utilizing 12 diploma angular lower.

Place one among these 4” assist blocks upright on one of many 36” base items. Align it on the ahead facet of the road you marked earlier. Utilizing this piece as a information, mark one other line throughout the 36” base piece on the ahead facet of the upright block. Repeat on the opposite 36” base piece. It is best to now have two strains marked on every base piece.

Use the assist block as a information to attract a second line, ahead of the primary one.

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Lay the 4” assist block down on the 36” base piece, in order that the brief facet of the block is in touch with the bottom. Align the angled finish of the block onto the second line you marked. The angled finish of the block ought to now be going through the aft finish of the bottom. Fasten the 4” assist block to the 36” base. Repeat on the opposite 36” base piece.

Attach the support block so that its angled end faces aft.

Connect the assist block in order that its angled finish faces aft.

Match the second 24” piece you narrow earlier in opposition to the squared ends of the 4” assist blocks. Ensure that the meeting is squared, and fasten this 24” piece to the 36” base items as proven. This can kind the aft finish of the shelf for the gasoline tank, and many others. In case you solely used 1 screw per facet of the unique cross-piece, go forward & add extra screws to stop any flexing or motion of the bottom.

Connect the 2nd 24-inch piece to the bottom meeting. This can kind the aft finish of the shelf.

Constructing the upright helps

Together with your mitre noticed set to chop at a 12 diploma angle, measure and lower to 2 32” lengths of two×4, in order that one finish has the angled lower, and the opposite finish stays squared. These would be the upright items of the motor assist.

Measure and lower a 24” piece of two×8. This would be the motor board. Each ends ought to be squared.

Align the 2 32” upright helps on the ground, in order that their angled ends are in alignment. The lengthy sides ought to be going through upward. Place the two×8 motor board throughout the uprights, and align it with the highest, or squared ends. Utilizing the two×8 motor board as a information, draw a line throughout the 32” upright helps.

Use the motor board as a guide to draw a line across both upright supports.

Use the motor board as a information to attract a line throughout each upright helps.

Place the bottom meeting on its facet, on the ground. Match the angled finish of one of many 32” upright helps into place in opposition to the 36” base and the angled lower of the 4” block. Utilizing the block as a information, mark a line throughout the 32” upright assist. Repeat on the opposite 32” upright assist.

Use the assist block as a information to attract a line throughout every upright.

It is best to now have two strains marked on every upright assist. Measure the gap between these two strains. It ought to be roughly 23.5”.

Measure the distance between both lines on the upright supports.

Measure the gap between each strains on the upright helps.

Together with your mitre noticed set to chop at 12 levels, lower two extra items of two×4 to the size you simply measured. One finish ought to have the angled lower. The opposite finish ought to stay squared. Make sure that the brief facet of this piece equals your measured distance, (roughly 23.5”). These items will reinforce the upright helps.

Align every 23.5” reinforcing piece onto every 32” upright assist. The brief facet of the reinforcing piece ought to match between the 2 strains marked on the lengthy facet of the upright assist. Fasten into place.

Place and fix the reinforcing items onto the upright helps.

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Fasten the motor board into place on the upright helps, ensuring the meeting is squared.

Attach the motor board.

Connect the motor board.

Including the casters

Flip the bottom meeting upside-down on the ground. Place, mark and fix the casters into place as proven, utilizing the 1” lag screws.

Place and fix the casters.

Attaching the motor assist meeting to the bottom

Take each the motor assist meeting and the bottom meeting, and place them on their sides on the ground. Match them collectively, and clamp them firmly into place. Fasten them collectively by driving two 3” wooden screws upward by means of the bottom & into the underside of the upright helps. Drive a 3rd 3” wooden screw by means of the again of the upright assist & into the 4” assist block. Rigorously flip the meeting over, and repeat these steps on the opposite facet.

Attach the motor board assembly to the base.

Connect the motor board meeting to the bottom.

Fastening the motor board meeting to the bottom meeting.

With the meeting nonetheless on its facet, place a small scrap of two×4 beneath the ahead a part of the stand. Place an extended part of two×4 beneath the aft finish of the stand, and place it between the bottom and the motor board. This would be the aft assist of the motor board meeting, so organize it for max assist of the motor board. Utilizing the bottom and the upright assist as guides, mark the strains on this piece of two×4. Minimize to those strains. This would be the motor board assist.

Place and mark the cut lines for the motor board support.

Place and mark the lower strains for the motor board assist.

Utilizing the motor board assist as a template, mark and lower an similar piece from one other part of two×4. Match every motor board assist into place and fasten into place with 3” wooden screws as proven.

Use the motor board assist as a template for making a 2nd one.

Attach the motor board support.

Attaching the motor board assist to the again of the motor board meeting.

Attaching the motor board assist to the bottom meeting.

Attach the motor board support to the base.

Attaching the motor board assist to the bottom meeting.

Stand again and admire your work. You’re finished!

Accomplished outboard motor stand.

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