Transom Hatch Gas Lift support replacement 1997 330DA

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Creekwood, Jun 12, 2018 at 7:29 PM.

  1. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    My 21 year old transom hatch lift support was no longer working enough to hold it open. Started last summer, and I was getting tired of being "bonked" on the head so I decided to replace it. On a mid 90's 330DA the replacement is a Attwood Gas Spring 15" Ext 20# Bl #SL13-20-1

    But I could not get one on-line in Canada or at local marine stores, so I went to my local NAPA auto parts. After some page flipping they came up with a match and I am back in business. The replacement is a 15" extended. 9.5" compressed, 20 pound force with 10mm socket ends. In Canada the NAPA part # was 819-5516. They had to order it in. Took 2 days. CAD$24.
     
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  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    768
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I had to buy mine from the marina parts store. Still not a bad price at around $15 each.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM
  3. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    I tried that once with another boat. They didn't last long before the rust set in and destroyed them.
     
  4. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
    I expect I wont have that issue since we are not in a salt environment. The original one was the same basically as the new one. Neither are stainless.
     

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