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Borrowed someones idea on poles supporting hatch............

Postby b.bodemer » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:05 am

I saw this clasp from someones post and added a few more things to make it work for me. Since I have my counter tiled I did not want to have my supports resting there.

Here's what I came up with.
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Postby dacrazyrn » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:19 pm

You might go look for a closet rod holder made of wood for the bottom. Might keep it from slipping on windy days.
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Postby Claw » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:37 pm

Looks good. :thumbsup:
I like the pin idea and the velcro should work well to keep it stable.

The hatch support is something that I would like to improve for my hatch. I haven't quite figure a good way to stow it.

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Postby Gaston » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:19 pm

you might try gas struts. I fooled around with a "pole support" till my better half knocked it loose and almost beaned herself. I bought a pair of 120' gas struts and mount brackets for around 30 bucks. A whole lot nicer than fooling with a support strut. They help me open the hatch, keep the hatch open and are out of the way when its open. ;)
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Postby Scooter » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:25 pm

Took apart a couple of rubber doorstops for mine....fit the dowels perfectly.
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Postby harldydodge1 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:31 pm

Great ideals. I've been looking for some pictures like this.
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Postby Claw » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:55 pm

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your support and stow is similar to what I have been working with but I have found that mine tend to slip loose and bang the counter and have used spring clamps to hold them in place during transit causing me to rest the hatch on my shoulder as I use two hands to loose and place into position. I will probably end up using gas struts but am going to the Camp Inn camp outt this weekend and am going to check out their design.
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Postby sid » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:01 pm

Here's the original post. Glad you could use the idea.

http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=10136

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Postby Claw » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:16 pm

Sid I like that design, simple, low cost and practical!!! :applause: All the good thing associated with a TD
I put the hinge on the wrong end of my support :oops:
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Postby WarPony » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:49 pm

I'm the last one that should be giving advice on hatch supports because I have no galley but if I had a hatch held up by rods, I would make the bottom of each rod held secure to the floor/wall by some sort of mechanical device (chain, pin, bolt, etc.).

I have seen how alot of you guys/gals have toiled on the making of your hatch...... sometimes twice. It would pi$$ me off to no end if a big gust of wind blew the hatch up, one of the supports came undone and it came down on the remaining leg. I can only imagine what THAT would do to a galley hinge and the spar underneath, let alone the integrity of the hatch:thumbdown: .

Remember: The amount of "force" by air and water is multiplied 4X by whatever speed air/water is moving.

10 MPH = 40 LBS of force

20 MPH = 80 LBS of force

30 MPH = 120 LBS of force

Now, I don't want to get into a big flame war with any engineers. I just wanted to make aware the considerations into using legs to hold up the hatch.
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Re: Borrowed someones idea on poles supporting hatch........

Postby GHOSTSSX » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:18 pm

b.bodemer wrote:I saw this clasp from someones post and added a few more things to make it work for me. Since I have my counter tiled I did not want to have my supports resting there.

Here's what I came up with.
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Middle is wrap around velcro
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Bottom is a rubber furniture tip
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Did you use TORX screws everywhere??

Very Nice!! Next to Duct tape, VELCRO is very versatile!

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