Pop top gas spring mounting

A forum for discussing topics relating to older MacGregor/Venture sailboats.

Moderators: Catigale, Heath_Mod, beene, Hamin' X, kmclemore, tangentair

Post Reply
User avatar
Seadoc
Deckhand
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Sailboat: MacGregor 25
Location: Wytheville, VA

Pop top gas spring mounting

Post by Seadoc » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:17 am

I'm adding gas springs to my 85 Mac 25. Can the mounting plates be fixed with screws or are similarly sized bolts better? The holes will fit #10 or M5 screws.

Tedd
Deckhand
Posts: 32
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:11 pm
Sailboat: MacGregor 26S
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

Re: Pop top gas spring mounting

Post by Tedd » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:39 am

I'm not familiar with the structure of the 25 but I assume it's similar to my 26S. I'd be inclined to through bolt if you can, using washers with larger than standard OD. It's generally a good idea to spread out the load on fiberglass, where feasible.

Post Reply