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post #281 of Old 12-08-2011
Tim R.
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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post

We have currently 2 lids that have nothing to hold them up. It's a perfect opportunity for a low bucks project. The lids are very heavy.. How did you know what rating strut to use?

Brad, the struts that Napa sells typically are designed to hold up very heavy hatches on cars. I purchased the lowest rated strut to try out and then exchange with the next higher one at Napa if necessary. I told this to the Napa guy and he said it would not be a problem. As it turns out, I picked the correct strut the first time and did not need to exchange them.

I had also done this with a previous boat(Pearson 28) to holdup the lazerette lids in the cockpit.

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