No matter how well organized your gear is in your lazarettes, it doesn’t help you to hold the lazarette lids open while you dig that gear out. It’s not so bad with small items like a hank of rope or a fender but larger items that take two hands like a BBQ grill or an outboard fuel tank will leave you one hand short.
There are many different solutions to this problem: ties, props, bungees, and so forth but most are an inconvenient extra step to put in place. And most aren’t fail-safe to ensure that the lid doesn’t slam shut on your fingers, your head, or worse. In my opinion, the best solution and the one used on many newer boats (and cars and campers and hundreds of other uses) is gas springs.
I’ve had them on my sailboat Summer Dance for several years now and they couldn’t be more convenient or secure. The lids practically open themselves. All you have to do is unclip the lid hasp and the gas spring does the rest. They stay firmly open until you shut them on purpose and they aren’t in the way of getting clumsy gear in and out.
Calculating the correct spring length, opening force, bracket types, and mounting locations can be complicated but I’ve done the research, design, and testing so that you don’t have to.
The $tingy Sailor Lazarette EZ-Lift Kit includes all the parts and fasteners you need to install one gas spring in each of two lazarettes for your Catalina 22 or similar sailboat.
The kit includes only high quality parts made to last a lifetime:
- American made heavy duty gas springs are black nitride coated for wear and corrosion resistance. They each have three internal seals instead of the single seals found on low quality off-shore springs.
- Thick stainless steel brackets with 10mm ball studs
- Custom spacers made of white high density polyethylene that will never rot or corrode
- Stainless steel fasteners with lock washers and acorn cap nuts for no exposed threads
- Detailed step-by-step installation instructions (9 pages) with photos
- Proudly assembled in the USA
The only tools you need are an electric hand drill and basic hand tools. A full money-back 90-day satisfaction guarantee promises that you won’t be disappointed.
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To add gas spring convenience to your Catalina 22 pop top, consider the $tingy Sailor Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit.
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