Winter Projects: Gas struts to cabinet doors

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Jeff L, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Jeff L

    Jeff L New Member SILVER Sponsor

    23
    Aug 10, 2015
    NJ Shore
    2005 42 Sedan, Onan gen. 10' Rib dinghy w/ 6hp,
    Dual Raymarine es127, quantum radar, Evolution AP
    T 450 Cummins straight drives
    Stateroom storage cabinets doors. Gas struts added
    Install took me less than an hour for all (6) . Really makes these cabinets more usable
    Best $17.00 spent in a long time..
    Amazon:
    JAZE 6 Pcs 100N/22.5lb Gas Strut Lift Support Cabinet Door Lift Pneumatic Support
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  2. KevinC

    KevinC Member

    446
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    How do you rate the force on the gas shocks? Too much, too little or perfect? I have been contemplating this on my 340 as these top hinged cabinet doors are such a pain. Thanks

    -Kevin
     
  3. Jeff L

    Jeff L New Member SILVER Sponsor

    23
    Aug 10, 2015
    NJ Shore
    2005 42 Sedan, Onan gen. 10' Rib dinghy w/ 6hp,
    Dual Raymarine es127, quantum radar, Evolution AP
    T 450 Cummins straight drives
    I think they are perfect
    Even better wife is thrilled
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Member

    446
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    For $17 definitely worth a shot. I can't stand having to hold the doors up while putting things away.

    -Kevin
     
  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Ordered!

    Many Thanks,
    Bennett
     
  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Will not work on my cabinets.... 5.5" to 7.5" @ 20 lbs force is what I need. Thanks though !
     
  7. JimG

    JimG Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives

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