START HERE Hurricane Hinge, Hatch, Struts, Seals, Doors

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Re: START HERE Hurricane Hinge, Hatch, Struts, Seals, Doors

Postby gene so » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:10 pm

Hello,
This is an excellent site and badly needed.
I am working on my galley at present. I have welded up a steel tubing 1/2" frame for the galley hatch with 3/8" plywood on the outside and 1/8" inside. The galley is now largely complete and I could use some guidelines as to purchasing the correct gas struts and the proper enclosure latch.
Logic dictates that I cover the tubing with my plywood and then weigh it so I have some idea as to what we are dealing with, in final weight. I live in the Rockies and having strong struts to resist the winds' effect of blowing off the hatch lid is a primary concern. I also would like to find a supplier near me, say in Colorado or Arizona.
Thanks for your help to me in the past.

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Re: START HERE Hurricane Hinge, Hatch, Struts, Seals, Doors

Postby tony.latham » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Struts are a mystery. Black magic. :o

But here's a spreadsheet and diagram that'll figure it out for you:

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=58263

:thumbsup: DanLott should get a Teardrop MVP award for putting it together.

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