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Old 05-09-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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1999 2300SC Cuddy cabin hatch door has a manual shock that holds the hatch open by raising then tightening a wing nut to lock the shock in place and I would like to know if anyone has ever replaced the shock with a hydraulic one? If so could you possibly give info on where you got the shock and mounts? Pics would be great. Thanks
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Referred to as a Gas Strut, Pneumatic Strut, Spring Lift. They make them in electric as well. A hydraulic ram would only be used for something very heavy. Plus it would require pumps, a fluid resevoir, hydraulic hoses, etc. There isn't anything on a small recreational boat that requires that much lifting power.
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Gee Thanks for the clever clarification on the GAS STRUT please do pardon my wording! Oh wow and you're a moderator as well.
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Pull the existing manual shock and take it to an auto parts store and they may be able to match it up with a strut.
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Gee Thanks for the clever clarification on the GAS STRUT please do pardon my wording! Oh wow and you're a moderator as well.
My apologies. I thought it might help you in your search. I certainly didn't mean to offend you. I wish you the best of luck implementing your solution.
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