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carlsonwa
11-27-2012, 01:03 AM
Trying to determine the proper size gas shocks needed to hold my motor box open. When I first purchased the boat they had undersized 30lb lift which is not enough. I know they need to be 7.5" in length.

Previously had dual 30lbs.


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onejdgreen
11-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Go to waterskis.com they can get you what you need, probably have it in stock, and is original MC equipment. Where in MN are you? They are out of the Cities.

carlsonwa
11-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Go to waterskis.com they can get you what you need, probably have it in stock, and is original MC equipment. Where in MN are you? They are out of the Cities.

I am familiar with their location. They are about 30 mins from me.

corey
11-27-2012, 12:30 PM
carlsonwa,

MC no longer lists the shock you are looking for, at least they don't list anything in a 7.5" with more than 30lbs so that is a good place to start. The 7.5" shocks are available aftermarket with 10-60lbs. http://www.attwoodmarine.com/store/product/oem-gas-springs

carlsonwa
11-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Thanks Corey,

The dual 30s in there right now aren't enough. I'll get some dual 60s or greater.

Wayne


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Thrall
11-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Be careful not to oversize the weight of the shocks too much. They have a tendency to rip the mounts out of the floor if they're too stout. (on mine anyway)
FWIW, Napa has them too.

tommyadrian5
11-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Let me know what you find! I need the exact same thing on my 1999 Sportstar as well!

Bouyhead
11-28-2012, 07:13 AM
McMaster Carr has quite a selection. http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-lifts/=kcwq0i

Like Thrall said, don't oversize the shocks.

Bouyhead
11-28-2012, 07:20 AM
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