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Mac 25 pop top gas spring mod

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by Al Aymer, Nov 20, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Al Aymer

    Al Aymer

    Joined Aug 4, 2016
    6 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Virginia
    I'm adding gas springs to assist in lifting the pop top on my 1985 Mac 25. Can anyone who has done this mod tell me what they used to secure the spring mounting plates to the fiberglass?
    The mounting holes in the plates I have can fit # 10 or M5 screws but I think an appropriately-sized small bolt and nylock nut might be more durable. Your thoughts, please.
     


  2. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,868 posts, 1,163 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    :thumbup:
     


  3. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,216 posts, 562 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    P1030443.jpg Absolutely use bolts/nuts. screws would not be safe with such a heavy pop top.
    Best mod ever BTW. you'll love it!
     


    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
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  4. Al Aymer

    Al Aymer

    Joined Aug 4, 2016
    6 posts, 0 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Virginia
    Thank you for the quick response. Nuts & bolts it is then!
     




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