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    Posted: 29 December 2013 at 20:46
It appears my "gas struts" that help lift the companionway steps for access to the engine have "de-gassed" over the last few months and no longer have the strength to hold the steps up, let alone help lift them - do you know how heavy the steps are?

Anyway, anybody know where replacements can be sourced? A quick Google of the marking on the strut (2008 vintage) shows no promise so I suspect the manufacturer has gone under.
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My gas struts died two years ago. Have not been able to locate a replacement. I prop up the steps with a boat hook pole. Works great, but would really like to find a suitable replacement strut.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kweetje Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 December 2013 at 21:29
Hi these struts are general purpose, you should be able to find them in different lengths and force, but don't look for marine gear, just look for, sorry in dutch "gasveer" you'll be able to find them for 25 to 70 €
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in english "gas spring" google and you'll find :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iemand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2013 at 13:32
You should ASK your Dealer he can get them. from The factory
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hello
I believe Hanse use HAHN Gasfedern made in Germany


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Don't buy at marine shop or dealer, you'll pay double i think
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Idelfix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2014 at 18:49
Originally posted by Peter Russell Peter Russell wrote:

It appears my "gas struts" that help lift the companionway steps for access to the engine have "de-gassed" over the last few months and no longer have the strength to hold the steps up, let alone help lift them - do you know how heavy the steps are?

Anyway, anybody know where replacements can be sourced? A quick Google of the marking on the strut (2008 vintage) shows no promise so I suspect the manufacturer has gone under.

 
Hi
Check this 
I orded from them and it take 2 days
 http://www.fjedre.dk 


Edited by Idelfix - 05 January 2014 at 18:50
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That looks like an excellent store. You can even design your own gas spring

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Have anyone found a solution how to fit gas springs to the cockpit bench lids on a 370? It would be great to be able to have gas springs on them!
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