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tjsabo

RO# 33788

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  19:26:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, I can't be the only 4207 owner that has wanted to install dual gas shocks on my engine room access/stairs.
I thought this might be a great winter project but I started to research force necessary to counter weight, stroke, mounting location based on stroke......but wait maybe someone has already done the brain work.
So who out there has already installed them?

Homeport: Michigan

cmariner32

RO# 7269

Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  23:31:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish my Carver was of an age where gas shocks were a nice option and not a necesiity. It gets to be a real pain lifting the hatches and moving the entire hatch over to another position weekly in order the access the engin room-oh to be rich and be able to afford a mechanic to work on my myriad of projects need to keep a 25+ year boat running well.

The only thing that works on an old boat.....is the Owner.

Homeport: Clearwater/St. Pete Florida Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  09:31:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I has a Carver 440 that I think was similar.
I just increased the strength of the shock. I looked into adding electric lift but the angle of lift would have to be changed significantly and one I got the stronger shock I forgot about it. Still like the idea of a lift though.


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Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

tjsabo

RO# 33788

Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  11:52:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PDECAT,
Do you have any part information on your updated stronger shock....pat number, shock length, working range and do you have two shocks?
I looked into the electric lift as well,way,way coooool! But pricey too.



Homeport: Michigan Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  19:21:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
don't have the number any longer. get the number from your current shock them look at the maker specs on the web and pick something stronger.

Bruce



Edited by - pdecat on Oct 27 2015 19:24:15

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wzdr02

RO# 32372

Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  08:05:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pdecat,can you measure it for us? Did you use 2 shocks?


Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

Bliss

RO# 2743

Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  11:44:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I recall correctly the McMaster Carr catalogue on line has lots of info on how to pick size and power.


Homeport: Reef Point Racine, WI Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  12:40:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the measurement is in the part number as is the power. I cant get to the boat. I just replced one with a stronger power because I would have had to make new brackets. It is not hard guys.

Bruce



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wzdr02

RO# 32372

Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  14:53:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks..

Did you use 2 gas struts or 1? I added this to a deck hatch on our day boat.



Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Nov 29 2015 :  17:22:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just replaced the single strut.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page
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