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Mast Roller and Motor Stand

October 18, 2010

Last week I made a wooden holder for a roller for the mast prop. The previous arrangement had a rubber V-bumper which would hold the mast, but not allow it to roll. I bought a 3" roller but the bracket on the mast prop wasn't wide enough for the roller. So I had to make a new one. I didn't want to spend the time or energy to make one out of steel, so I cobbled one up out of wood. I think it will work OK.
Here you see the steel bracket and how the new roller doesn't fit. Here's the new bracket made out of white ash. I have a stack of white ash in my garage, hence the choice of wood.

I also started on a new engine stand. I gave the old one I had to the guy I traded the S2 to. Photos to come.

October 31, 2010

Checked out the stand to see how the engine fits. I decided I could shorten the legs, so I cut them off, sanded it and varnished it.
The first check of the engine stand The first coat of varnish and shortened legs

November 20, 2010

I fired up the old Weld-n-Power and welded up the roller bracket and welded 1/2" diameter pintle pins onto the collars for the mast pole. The welding went OK. I was fairly concerned about it, as I hadn't welded anything in several years. I practiced a little bit and the I guess the bracket came out OK. The pintle pins are a little rough but I guess they'll hold. Maybe with a little grinding and some paint they'll be presentable.

Ready to start welding

Now that I have the roller bracket welded, I need to round off the corners to make it more compact and a little neater, and then some paint!

November 24, 2010.

I got the mast prop roller bracket finished and painted. I happened to think about putting two hooks on the bracket to use to tie it off with. I think that makes a handy addition.

May 29, 2011

Put some wheels on the engine stand at last.