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Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 AM
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Motor box Gas shock sizing

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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Old 11-27-2012, 08:06 AM
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:39 AM
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 AM
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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/p...em-gas-springs

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:54 PM
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Thanks Corey,

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

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 PM
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:15 PM
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Let me know what you find! I need the exact same thing on my 1999 Sportstar as well!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:13 AM
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McMaster Carr has quite a selection. http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-lifts/=kcwq0i

Like Thrall said, don't oversize the shocks.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:20 AM
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