Outdrive storage racks

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by MarySue, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. MarySue

    MarySue New Member

    Oct 25, 2018
    Fall River Ma.
    1998 Searay 290DA
    4.3 mercruiser thunder bolt ignition
    Does anyone know of a retailer that sells outdrive storage racks or if someone has made their own. I am looking to pull my outdrives next week and need something to put them on. Thank you.
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Don't make fun of my sketch. Make this out of 2x10's... The skeg fits between the center two boards... Wheels for height and to move around. Works great.

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    Googling will easily return some options for you if you want to buy something. May even return some homemade solutions. I had a picture of something I made in a previous post - try using my name as a qualifier and searching for that. But the jist of it is... (4) pieces of 2"x8"x18" screwed together in an "H" pattern with two 2x's making the center of the H, about an 1" apart. Add wheels if you want.

    Edit... or just look at Blue's pic as he types faster than me!
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  4. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah, I build one out of some scrap lumber, carpet and bought some casters from Lowes. It's a must have if you do any drive work. Just google outdrive stand.
  5. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Same here. 2x3’s screwed together into a 3D rectangle shape and the drive is supported by 2 “runners” slid into the gap above the anti cavitation plate.

    Pictures to come.
  6. AJSB

    AJSB Member

    Feb 24, 2014
    2000 290AJ
    2017 6.2L 350 ECT w/Bravo III Drives
    I made one last year out of 2x6s & 2x8s to hold a pair of BIII's and mounted it to a moving dolley. Pretty straightforward the only "extra" thing I did was bevel the tops to create somewhat of a cradle. Probably $35 in materials including the Harbor Freight dolley.

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  7. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    874A3C57-E1F2-4B70-B8FC-6DBE969DFB08.jpeg I Here’s mine.
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