Well I was a litle bored today so I decided to finally fabricate my outdrive lift. I thought if I came up with a simple design with no welding required some of the board members who dont have access to a welder could fabricate one easily. An added feature is since it is bolted together it can easily be broken down for storage.
I also decided to use the sears Aluminum ATV lift so I could convert the stand into a lift for drive installation.
I used Aluminum Unistrut ( the adult erector set). I will tweak the design when I try it this spring. I( know I need to drop the height about 1 inch after I measured my floor to drive height today but that will be easy.
I went overboard on the casters as they are not even required (except to roll the stand around) the unistrut can be purchsaed at most home supply stores I use McMaster-carr as it is local. The sears ATV lift is a little pricey but is aluminum and very light. Even with the pricey sears lift I am under 250 for this project. Plus I have a seperate lit and stand
Let me know your comments