Review of Taylor Made Boat Accessories - Hatch Parts - 3691856

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Taylor Made Boat Accessories - Hatch Parts - 3691856 Review


Jeff: Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this Taylor Made 20-inch long stainless steel gas strut for both hatches. Now, this gas strut is designed to replace a worn-out or damaged strut on your boat's hatch lid. It's designed to extend to ease lifting your hatch lid, and it'll compress to gently close your hatch without slamming.Now, this shock is constructed from a highly corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel, which makes it the best selection for use in any of the harshest marine environments. It is a ball and socket installation that attaches to ball studs on the inside of your boat's hatch.

And the connection type is a 10-millimeter ball socket. Just want to zoom in here so you can look at it. There's your 10-millimeter ball socket size, and basically it easily installs in minutes. There's no special tools required.What you have to do to install this, as you can see on the side here, there's a cap on top and there's a couple openings. What you'll do is stick a little screwdriver in the opening and just pry.

And then once you get it up enough, just take your hand and your pull it all the way up. You don't want to pull it out. It just goes up enough. And that releases the tension on these clips in here. And then you'll just push that over the ball and it will clip it into place once it's onto the ball, then you just lock it by pushing down on that.

So very easy installation. And it's the same on either end.Now when installing this, you do want to make sure that the inner rod is always facing down and it is recommended to replace these gas shocks in pairs. Now the total length, the length will always be measured from the center of one ball socket to the center of the next one. So if we go center to center, there's your 20-inch measurement. The compression force on this, it is a high pressure shock, so it's 120 pounds and it is for a quantity of one strut.

But that should do it for the review on the Taylor Made 20-inch long stainless steel gas strut for both hatches.


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