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Old 04-03-2021, 05:10 PM
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My batteries died on my 89 272 SR1. I tried finding a thread for some type of hatch release but couldnít find one. I can open the hatch 6Ē by hand but Iím too big to fit in there lol. Any suggestions? And once the batteries are out how do i get it to go back down?
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:24 PM
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if you have a power plug/cig lighter that had power all the time, just make a plug and charge from there. Or any other places that was power on all the time?
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One thing I always like about Baja boats is the remote battery terminals, typically under the seat. Years ago I had an actuator die and once fixed (by literally ripping it out of the floor), I put a quick-release pin in, ran the ripcord out the side to a convenient spot. Now if it jams or fails, I can simply pull the pin.


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Thats a great Idea Bajaman. Ive actually thought about that many times myself.
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Originally Posted by Eddienel View Post
Thats a great Idea Bajaman. Ive actually thought about that many times myself.
lol, well...you can see the diamond plate I put down AFTER I had to rebuild the floor with wood and 'glass. I've had the 208 since new in '92, and it occurred to me then that I'd be fawked if the actuator failed, so I called Baja (when they were still in business in Bucyrus) and the ran me around until some guy from the floor came on the phone and said, "Well..I guess you have to pull the piano hinge in the hatch...", to which I replied, "Ah...but there is no access to the hinge pin as the top of the hull sweeps up and hides it.". And he went, "oh...uh...wow...don't know then...".
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Originally Posted by Jsamp2130 View Post
My batteries died on my 89 272 SR1. I tried finding a thread for some type of hatch release but couldnít find one. I can open the hatch 6Ē by hand but Iím too big to fit in there lol. Any suggestions? And once the batteries are out how do i get it to go back down?
Do you not have this release pin on your hatch ram?



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I thought the formula hatches were designed to slide on the ram for a few inches so someone could crawl in and pull the pin? Maybe Iím mistaken and itís another brand.
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Originally Posted by 1MOSES1 View Post
I thought the formula hatches were designed to slide on the ram for a few inches so someone could crawl in and pull the pin? Maybe Iím mistaken and itís another brand.
They are. The picture above your post is a Formula hatch with the release pin.
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