Engine Room Hatch

Howard Berger

Our '84 Maramu is almost ready to be launched and I wanted to ask the group about securing the engine room hatch when it is open. There is no built in provision for doing so that I can detect. Did the boat come with any system when built? What do Maraumu / SM owners use to keep the hatch open? We considered using gas struts but I'm leaning towards the low tech solution of just running a line from the hatch and tying it off to the mizzen or the dodger?

Any comments would be appreciated.

Howard Berger
s/v JAZZ
Maramu 144

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