I have a 43ds which has what I believe Goiot calls their Crystal range of hatches. They never stay open at 45 degrees. I have tried tightening the Allen screws each side of the external hinge but it does not last very long. I reckon that subsequently when opening/closing the hatch the bolts in each end of the hinge work loose again. So I thought I would put locktite on the bolts. Big mistake! Now the bolts will no longer tighten properly so the hinge is all floppy. Only way of keeping it open now is to flop it right back.
How on earth do these hinges work? The Goiot website is not much help. Andrew "Genial Bee"
I took a closer look at the hinge and found the small tubular inserts in the open slot on the inside of the hinge. Simply pressing them back with a screw-driver while turning the Allen bolts re-engage the bolts so they could be tightened. So problem solved. Sorry to hv interrupted yr thread. Andrew
Post by peter the french on Aug 31, 2019 10:12:39 GMT
Goiot has 2 generation of hatches . The first one with the " friction" hinges but not working , and a section generation where they added a big spring , mounted in betwen the 2 hings which is really keeping the hatche opened at 45°
My problem is to get one of these spring , and make a copy of it
Does somebody has an idea of a drawing of these springs