Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 15-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Athito's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: London
Boat name: Athito
Boat make: Sunseeker Superhawk 34
Engines: 2x300hp Yanmar 6LP
Cruising area: Solent

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 149
Engine hatch ram / lifters

I have some Ultraflex Control Systems hatch rams to lift my engine hatch on my Sunseeker Superhawk 34.

They have failed and I am now after something new, as these rams seem to fail every four to five years.

I have no idea what the hatch weighs....but it is heavy, almost too heavy to lift by hand.

Any recommendations?
__________________

Athito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Big Dutch's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey Channel Isles
Location: West Coast
Occupation: Hotelier
Interests: Powerboat racing
Boat name: Vodkatini,Cap Camarat,Easy RiderSuper Rider & Hirrondelle
Boat make: Phantom 21,Jeaneau 925 Avenger19.Lorne Campbell Slipstream Tremlett 21.Tigershark 21
Engines: Volvo 5 litre,Merc 115 Tower,Twin 250 Suzukis and 145 Mercruiser LX
Cruising area: Channel Islands and French coast

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Coast
Posts: 612
Hit the gym ?
Alternatively speak to sun seeker direct
Are they hydraulic ?
__________________

__________________
Guernsey - The home of offshore powerboat racing
Big Dutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Athito's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: London
Boat name: Athito
Boat make: Sunseeker Superhawk 34
Engines: 2x300hp Yanmar 6LP
Cruising area: Solent

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Dutch View Post
Hit the gym ?
Alternatively speak to sun seeker direct
Are they hydraulic ?
I can replace the UCS lifters but they're a bit rubbish as they've already failed twice over 5 years.

Sunseeker have recommended UCS...but I don't think third time lucky is really where I want to be.

I have just found Bennett do lifters...so thinking these might be a better plan.

The UCS ones have a worm drive inside, I think, and this wears - especially with a heavy hatch.

Tried hitting Jim, he got a bit annoyed.
Athito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Country: U.K
Location: poole
Occupation: Marine Game... Bennett Marine
Interests: fast boats......
Boat make: phantom 21, Searay 260 Ov
Engines: XR 2, 2 x 4.3 V6
Cruising area: poole bay - solent, where petrol allows

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: poole
Posts: 136
Hi Bennett supply hatch lifters for various applications to many boat builders. I work for Bennett in the U.K and would be happy to help you.

Regards,

Mark.
__________________
Boat = Break out another thousand!!
mark.saunders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Athito's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: London
Boat name: Athito
Boat make: Sunseeker Superhawk 34
Engines: 2x300hp Yanmar 6LP
Cruising area: Solent

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 149
Brilliant! P M sent...
Athito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark.saunders View Post
Hi Bennett supply hatch lifters for various applications to many boat builders. I work for Bennett in the U.K and would be happy to help you.

Regards,

Mark.
Hi Mark!
__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Country: U.K
Location: poole
Occupation: Marine Game... Bennett Marine
Interests: fast boats......
Boat make: phantom 21, Searay 260 Ov
Engines: XR 2, 2 x 4.3 V6
Cruising area: poole bay - solent, where petrol allows

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: poole
Posts: 136
evening mate, how's the boat.
__________________
Boat = Break out another thousand!!
mark.saunders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Great thanks come and say hi and bring some hatch rams! :-)
__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Country: U.K
Location: poole
Occupation: Marine Game... Bennett Marine
Interests: fast boats......
Boat make: phantom 21, Searay 260 Ov
Engines: XR 2, 2 x 4.3 V6
Cruising area: poole bay - solent, where petrol allows

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: poole
Posts: 136
can always sort you out something mate.
__________________
Boat = Break out another thousand!!
mark.saunders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Ringmaster's Avatar
 
Country: England
Occupation: I have 1!
Boat name: vodka express/smoking aces
Boat make: liberator 221/extreme 24
Engines: 7.4 v8 8.2 v8
Cruising area: Portsmouth

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 455
The sun deck on mine has a single ram. Lots of grunt to flick off fat birds. I'll see what make it is.
__________________
www.carsoffareham.co.uk
Ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Coronet Kip's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey
Occupation: Engineer
Interests: Restoration
Cruising area: Channel Islands & northern French coast

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark.saunders View Post
Hi Bennett supply hatch lifters for various applications to many boat builders. I work for Bennett in the U.K and would be happy to help you.

Regards,

Mark.
Flood gates open...I'm gonna need one/two for mine. I've got Bennett tabs. is it right that I can use the same pump for the tabs and ram?

Thanks

Chris
Coronet Kip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2012, 01:01 AM   #12
Registered User
 
odyssey aka Blue streak's Avatar
 
Country: south coast u.k
Location: Portsmouth
Occupation: Marine engineeer for Pascoe
Interests: powerboats / Ribs / Young Boys
Boat name: Luna-sea
Boat make: Sharp 19'6
Engines: Evinrude 235hp
Cruising area: Solent

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Portsmouth
Posts: 115
Bennett hatch pump

I have used the Bennett stuff for years with various company's I have worked at. We use them solely as hatch pumps now and have had no major problems can only recommend doing away with there nylon pipe on favor of 316 braided pipe. Looks nicer and is a lot easier to work with hope that's of some help
odyssey aka Blue streak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Country: U.K
Location: poole
Occupation: Marine Game... Bennett Marine
Interests: fast boats......
Boat make: phantom 21, Searay 260 Ov
Engines: XR 2, 2 x 4.3 V6
Cruising area: poole bay - solent, where petrol allows

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: poole
Posts: 136
HI Chris,

P.M me and i will go through the options with you.

Cheers,

Mark.
__________________

__________________
Boat = Break out another thousand!!
mark.saunders is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×