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Old 09-19-2002, 11:31 AM
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CheckmateF1 built one using 4X4 pressure treated lumber. It worked great. The only thing he rented was a chain pulley drive system for lifting/lowering. The motor was an HP500 Carb, complete with exhaust. Iif you email Eric ( [email protected] ), he may have pictures.
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I think around 14 ft high.
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:48 PM
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get the engine all unbolted from everything then call a tow truck.
 
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:51 PM
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Old 09-19-2002, 08:06 PM
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and the feet. Just took a little welding. It all unthreads and stores under my deck. Keep it over the boat all winter and pull the cover back when I need to hoist motors. Then pull the boat ahead and drop them on the stands.
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Old 09-20-2002, 12:23 PM
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Formula31,
Thanks for the pics. That's exactly what I'm looking for but I got to tell ya, it looks a little shaky. How stable is it? What do you use to do the actual lifting, chain hoist, come along etc? Can you move the motor side to side when installing to help line things up?
 
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Its very stable after I added the 2x4 legs. I use a 1 ton chain fall and I have a trolley for the beam if I need to move side by side but ive never needed it. Its very easy to move the motor into place when its down near the mounts because of the amount of chain. Since my chain fall only has 10 ft of chain, I use a log chain to drop the chain fall down a ft or so so it will go all the way down to the engine stand mounts without running out of chain. I used a u-bolt to lock the cross member 2x4 into the upright 2" pipe and that keep everything very solid.
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You do need 4-5 people to help you stand it up and take it down. I assemble it while on the ground. Oh, and once I was way off (sideways) and just used a comalong to pull the motor over where I needed it.
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oops sorry forgot....here's mine...not sure what it would cost to build....approx $250.00 if i had to guess didn't cost me anything as i work with these materails all the time gotta love scrap..
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