TomS wrote:Steve, I like your idea. It's very original. What happens if the wind lifts your hatch? Will the springs stay straight and keep supporting your hatch?
Tom sorry about the delay in answering. Wind seems not to be a factor, as a mater of fact, when opening the hatch I over-extend the supports a little to get them perfectly aligned before putting the weight of the hatch onto the supports. It takes very little misalignment for them to start to fold. I think larger diameter springs might be better. Also think any close wound, easy to flex spring would work.