$tingy Sailor Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit

If you’re fortunate enough to have a pre-1986 Catalina 22 with a pop top, you know how much more comfortable it makes your cabin. Extended stops and anchoring out overnight are much easier when you can stand upright in the cabin. In hot climates, the extra ventilation can’t be beat. And if you also have the snap-on, vinyl curtain, you can leave the top up all night for privacy and keep the weather and the bugs outside.

But you also know it’s not very convenient to raise the pop top due to its weight. Most female and young crew members can’t do it. Most adult men can, but it’s not trivial. Some owners give up using their pop top because it’s inconvenient or their strength isn’t what it used to be, which is unfortunate because it’s such a good feature of our sailboats.

EZ-Lift Kit installed. Optional stainless steel end fittings and hatch dog knob kit shown.

It doesn’t have to be that way. The $tingy Sailor Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit makes your pop top convenient to raise or lower anytime. It reduces the force low enough that almost anybody can do it, even one-handed.

The kit comes with all the parts you need to install two high-pressure gas springs to do most of the lifting, one on each side of the pop top. Then your pop top is as easy to raise as opening the trunk of your car.  Closing the pop top is not only easier, it’s safer too since it can’t slam down on heads or fingers.

You get everything shown (stainless steel end fittings optional)

The $tingy Sailor Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit includes only high quality parts made to last a lifetime:

  • Heavy duty gas springs are black nitride coated for wear and corrosion resistance
  • Heavy duty plastic end fittings are included as standard. Unbreakable stainless steel end fittings with safety clips are available as an upgrade.
  • Thick stainless steel brackets with 10mm ball studs
  • Stainless steel fasteners (26 pieces) with acorn cap nuts for no exposed threads
  • Precision machined aluminum spacers
  • Genuine LOCTITE blue threadlocker
  • Proudly assembled in the USA

Detailed step-by-step installation instructions (16 pages) with many photos are included in each kit. 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’ll enjoy your pop top more than ever before.

Note: Installation requires minor modification of two pop top legs and U brackets but does not alter normal operation without the gas springs installed.

You can pay more for other pop top lift kits but you can’t buy a better kit at any price, I guarantee it.

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Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit w/standard end fittings $115 USD BUY NOW
Pop Top EZ-Lift Kit w/stainless steel end fittings $140 USD BUY NOW
Terms: Pre-1986 Catalina 22 only (hull numbers up to 13144). If you are unsure of the year or hull number of your sailboat, inquire in advance. Includes free shipping in the continental USA. Alaska, Hawaii, and international buyers please inquire in advance of purchase. Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. For product or shipping inquiries, submit the form here.