Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Registered czy40p's Avatar
    My Boats:
    28 Scarab
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Lapeer MI
    Posts
    234

    Electric hatch lift?

    I have an electric 12V engine coverlift mechanism (1) that is draining the battery when ever the hatch is opened. If engine is running plenty of juice no problem (just spikes the volt gage way down) . Is this normal? Can theses be rebuilt? If I need to replace it would I be better off with an electric one or hydraulic one plumbed into the trim tab pump. The boat is 89 Scarab, battery was just replaced. The hatch has the sunpad.

  2. #2
    Registered DORaymond's Avatar
    My Boats:
    88' Bullet, 08'Formula SS350
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    257

    Re: Electric hatch lift?

    I would check your wiring first. I believe that most mechanical lifts are powered by wiring that runs from the battery all the way to the dash switch, and then back to the hatch lift. If the wiring is too long, or if the switch is not 100%, you will have a large voltage drop. Try running the lift once manually with short heavy jumpers directly to the battery. This will let you know if the lift is O.K. I have also seen where the sunpad is so waterlogged that is makes the hatch assembly too heavy for the lift.


Similar Threads

  1. Electric Engine Hatch Lift/Motor
    By Keith in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 09-27-2014, 08:51 PM
  2. Looking for another electric hatch lift.....
    By cloudmaster_321 in forum Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2008, 10:32 PM
  3. switch hydralic hatch ram to electric??
    By 288sunny in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2007, 08:31 PM
  4. Who sells the new electric hatch rams?
    By LubeJobs42 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-03-2006, 09:08 AM
  5. Hatch Lift Electric Screw Jack
    By Dean Ferry in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-01-2003, 05:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertisers


OSO Directory
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.