Am looking to set up a system to assist in lifting up engine box daily to check oil,etc.
Have seen the electric lift cylinders.Too much $ .The gas lift cylinders look like they would help in keeping box aloft during engine inspection.
The main need is initial lift of the box.An inspection hatch has been mentioned as a possible solution?
Is there some one here who would be willing to offer a possible solution? My back is not what to used to be!
Thank you in advance for your suggetions.
Flowers Boat Works 46, 1991 Boston Whaler Outrage 19
I just had some gas springs that will assist in lifting and lowering my engine hatch. To springs were cheep about $150, but I have to do the install. I will check and see if I can get a set designed for you that will work for your needs.
I assume the box is hinged. if not you need to hinge it. Then get a scale & pull up on it and see how many #'s of lift you need. Go to www.mcmaster.com They have all kinds of gas springs & mounting brackets. Email me if you need help. If you make me a sketch i'll do a CAD drawing for you.
Thank you guys for your quick and excellent suggestions.
Will discuss the suggested solutions with my mechanic.
Box is approx. 40"Lx35"W x 15 1/2"H. The other 15'+ of the original box was cut to lower weight of remaining part of the box and to mount a work station on the short end.
Again thanks for your expertise. Much appreciated!