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Old 10 August 2015, 03:06   #1
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Hatch springs

Anyone used these type of hatch springs. http://www.seamarknunn.com/acatalog/hatch-stay-spring-928.html?gclid=CJv-sOH4nccCFeHMtAodXmYE2A#.VchMKop4WJI

Sorry it's not a direct link, the button kept crashing the phone.

I need a hatch and rear locker stay, so the doors don't crash into deck. I was looking at gas struts but they are really expensive.
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Old 10 August 2015, 05:44   #2
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Hatch springs are o k but if you inadvertently catch them they collapse and the lid comes crashing down usually on your hand or head! I would go for the gas strut option.
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I have used them as they where fitted to a boat I had, no problem with them ,as said they can collapse when you knock them but you do need to give them quite a push to get them to close not just a nudge!
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Take a ride to your local car breakers & find a pair of hatchback or bonnet gas struts of the required length should be able to find something for a few quid unless your looking for an oddball length
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Take a ride to your local car breakers & find a pair of hatchback or bonnet gas struts of the required length should be able to find something for a few quid unless your looking for an oddball length
they won't be stainless though
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