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Old 04-03-2009, 13:54   #1
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Can anyone suggest a good heavy duty adjustable riser for steel main hatch

I have been seeking a heavy duty adjustable riser/arm for my main hatch, which is very heavy. The riser preferably will have a minimum 30" extendable arm and have a fully swivel screwable base mounting plate at both ends. (

I have been looking/googling for months without success, as what seems available is specifically geared to small hatches.

can anyone point me in the right direction.

Alternatively a quality dogging system.

As always thanks in anticipation

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Old 04-03-2009, 14:41   #2
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See Gas Springs Home Page . Check the applications page. You should be able to find something that works.
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Old 04-03-2009, 16:32   #3
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Gas springs are what you want. They use them on hatch back cars. The trick is to find the pounds of lift vs the length.
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Old 06-03-2009, 13:21   #4
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Good idea gentlemen,

I will research what is available.

thanks as always

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Old 06-03-2009, 13:47   #5
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I had brass hatch adjusters -
like these:
Hatch Adjusters - Brass and Chrome

They worked well on very heavy teak hatches.
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I use a teak stick with a notch on both ends. Have several different lengths to vary the opening. Low tech, but I have yet to have one fail.

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If you research gas springs get spares as I really doubt the salt will do them well. I use a few on the boat for hatches inside a Corrian dinning table that has storage inside the table. They are like made of 3/4 inch Corrian and are heavy since one is for charts! I replaced a few of the originals but the boat was 17 years old. In a hatch, I'm not so sure they will last that long but it is an off the shelf solution that I know will work. Once you mount them it's easy to replace them. Auto parts stores carry them so if you can find a store with a generous return policy it could be really cheap.
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gas springs

There's info available here and there on the web, but McMaster-Carr carries them in 316 stainless and has a lot of info on sizing them in the first pages of the section on gas springs.

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