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Old 12-26-2004, 04:32 PM
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I purchased that outdirve lift seen in the back of Powerboat. Received it recently. It's really a very nice piece of equipment (course it should be at that price). Quality workmanship on the hardware and the yoke which picks up the drive is rubber coated so it will not scratch the dirve. Will make pulling drives easy and a one man job like it advertises. Check it out at www.woodyeng.com
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Looks nice. Not a bad thing for a shop.

I made the same thing using my engine stand. A dual purpose stand. Height is adjustable just by rotating an intermediate mount (not shown), plus I can turn the drive over 360*. The mid mount also will mount on a work bench for even more flexibilty. $0.00 for the adapters. 2 Seconds to hookup, drop in the 2 top cylinder bolts and slide in the ram rod. No nuts needed to secure as the weight of the drive itself holds it locked in. But I made it for use with my Lathem rear caps, so kinda limited on the applications.

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USA1, that's a pretty nice home made piece. The only thing lacking is height and fore and aft pitch adjustment for use on different boats. However for a single boat application that could be built into the head.
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Looks nice. Not a bad thing for a shop.

I made the same thing using my engine stand. A dual purpose stand. Height is adjustable just by rotating an intemediate mount (not shown), plus I can turn the drive over 360*. The mid mount is also will mount on a work bench for even more flexibilty. $0.00 for the adapters. 2 Seconds to hookup, driop in the 2 top bolts and slide in the ram rod. No nuts needed to secure as the weight of the drive itself holds it locked in. But I made it for use with my Lathem rear caps, so kinda limited on the applications.
Looks good US1. Anything to help one get the job done with ease and no scratches to the drive!
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Nooooooo, The height is adjustable. I just don't have that mid section shown. Basically it slides into the main stand hole, and it has an 8" offset in which the mount shown slides into. By rotating the mid section in the main stand, that adjust the height. I have approx 16" of adjustment in height just from the stand. Any more needed can be done by the trailer tongue jack. As far as the pitch, not a problem. The pivoting of the bellhousing takes care of that. It has worked flawless on the several different boats used on.

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Can you post pics of the height adjustment device? If you don't mind I would like to use your idea to build my own. Thanks in advance, Joe Murray.
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The large angle bolts to the plate that comes with the engine stands. (approx where the red ruler is placed.) Pivoting the angle is where the height adjustment comes from. The round tube has 2 smaller angles welded to it and is bolted to the top of the angle. That can be bolted to a workbench if needed.

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