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Those rams for raising the lids on seat boxes

Discussion in 'Tackle & Equipment Discussions' started by Waynethepunk, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Waynethepunk

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    How do you fit them? Are they just screwed on? or do you glue some wood then screw to that so as not to damage the box
     
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    I would be inclined to use some form of strengthening plate and fit using nuts and bolts.
     
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    You may be surprised how good just screws hold it all in place. I have the 150n rams for my cabin door that lifts upwards and all is well. I have screwed into the GRP. On a fish tank lid i did the same and lasted for 3 years before i sold the tank.

    As said though the SS one will be better. these cheap ones do corrode a little on the housing when damp.
     
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    The original post said seat box lid fitting, ok so my fat RS has never gone through one but drilling and screwing often cracks plastic.
     
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    Is it just me or are these just abit ott for a seat box lid ? I confess I bought a couple of cheapies and when they arrived I thought is it really worth fixing them when there's easier ways to hold up a light plastic box lid :confused:
     
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    Your hand;)
     
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    I have a padded seat on my Beta box, its fastened to a piece of marine ply, which has been screwed to the box lid, so I screwed the top of the ram through the box lid into the marine ply, the lower end I just bolted to the back of the box using a couple of stainless Nylock nuts and bolts, its been fitted for about three years now with no problems at all. IMO You definately need a Cam lock for the box lid to keep it shut if you do fit a gas ram though.

    I cant believe that somebody is selling the Gas struts on e.bay when the same ones are cheaper on the bay as well,still, its a buyers world out there !

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    You have more than two?
     
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    I read it wrong sorry. I was just thinking more a heavy lid of sorts on a boat etc.


    I agree the ones I shown are a bit OTT for a small plastic lid, but then any type of ram is OTT. I have never seen the need for them on a small seat box.
     
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    I just saw that other people had fitted them and thought that was the thing to do.

    Please accept my apologies if I have offended you :)

    I have also seen a metal brace type thing which I may try and get hold of
     
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    Lol you haven't offended me atall , you can do what you want to your box , I just found there was easier less hassle ways of keeping the lid open than using a ram
     
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    Thats one of the ways I found less hassle and easy to make yourself :)
     
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    If you have a breakaway back rest you can wedge the lid under the back cushion or get a silent cabin hook and attatch the hook to the tubular frame and the eye to the box lid , that does hold it if extra windy
     
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    Two what?
     
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