How to Get the Right Gas Shock for Boat Hatch 

Gastac Boat Hatch Gas Struts

Gas shock for boat hatch helps lift the hatch cover or door and keep it open when you enter the cabin. Not only for use on boats, but also for RVs and off-road vehicles. Gas springs are also often called gas shock or gas springs.

Ideal for use in the saltwater marine environment, Gastac stainless steel shocks are constructed of 316 stainless steel and have been specially treated to protect against rust and corrosion. Shocks have a female fitting at each end designed to snap on to a 10mm ball fitting. Brackets (with ball fittings) sold separately.

Gas shock for boat hatch in different shapes and sizes

Thanks to our wide range of gas springs, there is a suitable gas spring for every boat and for every hatch. The type of gas spring you need often depends on which hatch or box you want to use on the boat. The gas springs, also called extenders, can be placed on a deck hatch as well as on a cabin flap for easy opening and closing. The gas springs have a damping effect so that the hatches do not close in one fell swoop. This will minimize damages to your boat. Also, your fingers cannot get in between them and won’t be injured.

What are stainless steel gas struts on a boat?

Gas shock for boat hatch struts help support and lift hatches, allowing easier access to storage areas or engine compartments. The best choice for these struts is 316 marine-grade stainless steel, which is designed to withstand the effects of salt water and other harsh elements while the ship is in operation.

How does a stainless steel gas shock for boat hatch work?

A stainless steel gas shock for a boat hatch operates by utilizing compressed nitrogen and hydraulic oil within a sealed cylinder. When pressure is applied to the shock, the nitrogen compresses, forcing hydraulic oil through orifices, slowing down the movement of the piston and rod, resulting in controlled opening and closing of the hatch, enhancing safety and convenience during marine activities.

What are the advantages of gastac gas shock for boat hatch?

  1. Corrosion resistance: 316 material can survive in the marine environment of salt water and moisture.
  2. Durability: Withstands the harsh conditions of the marine environment, including continuous exposure to water, UV radiation and mechanical stress.
  3. Compatibility: Compatible with ship hatch size, weight and installation configuration.
  4. Weather Resistance: Gas shocks must maintain performance in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, heavy rain, and strong winds.
  5. Easy to install: Clear installation instructions and compatibility with standard mounting hardware simplify the process for boat owners.
  6. Smooth Operation: Smooth and controlled hatch operation is critical to preventing injury and damage to the vessel or its contents.
  7. Warranty and Support: Reliable warranty and accessible support channels.
    8.Marine Gas Struts-The Stainless Steel struts are particularly used on the boat, ship and outdoors and also can be direct replacement struts for RV bed, tanning bed, travel trailer window, camper door, tonneau cover, hot spring spas and floor hatch , etc.;

Replacing gas shock for boat hatch

When replacing gas springs, it is important that you pay close attention to the length and weight of the old gas springs. You can measure gas springs and use the gas spring size chart to determine the right size gas spring. The length as shown on our products in our shop is measured between the center of both end fittings in the fully open position.

Install new gas shock for boat hatch

For hatches that do not come with gas struts from the factory, the installation process requires a few more steps. The first step is to get a rough idea of how to install the struts. There are a few things to consider when deciding how to install struts. You need to make sure you have room for the hardware, and you need to make sure you consider the angle at which the pillars will lift.

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