Intro: Instant Outboard Motor Stand From Shopping Cart
Here's a slick outboard motor dolly you can make from a shopping cart in a minute.
It's good for moving the motor around and keeping it from falling over.
Step 1: Start Cutting
My granddad used to say: "To make a carved bear, take a piece of wood and cut off everything that doesn't look like part of a bear."
So start cutting.
I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of homeless people, so there's never a shortage of shopping carts.
I picked an especially small sturdy one for this project.
Step 2: Deburr It
Grind off the sharp burrs you made when you cut off the basket.
I left a little bit of the basket part attached. You'll see why in the next step.
Step 3: Reshape the Bottom End Rest
Bash on it until it's shaped like this.
Remove the baby seat back wall of the shopping cart.
Step 4: Pad the Bottom End Rest
Wrap it with a carpet scrap and wrap that with a bicycle innertube to hold it on.
Step 5: Dolly Away
Hook your motor's clamp over the push handle and use innertubes to secure all the dangling cables and stuff.
I innertubed the clamp over the push handle cuz I was in a hurry. If I had more time I'd bolt a board to the push handle and clamp the motor to that.