Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
I am glad that you were able to find swift and competent care for what must be an excruciating injury. Thank you for sharing this cautionary tale. I will certainly take even more care when operating the engine room hatch.
One of my gas struts had been stepped on by an over-eager Yanmar technician and I had to replace it. I found that after replacement of the strut that the hatch gave a much more controlled closure than before it got bent. I think that these struts may need to be replaced on some regular schedule. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how long they should last?
Currently on the hard in Antigua for hurricane season.