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Swing Up Hinges For Deck Compartment

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On my aluminum boat with plywood deck, there is a storage compartment that is open on one end. I've tried a piano hinge on the front edge to make it into a opening lid. The problem is this was part of the deck and the front edge butts up against the rest of the deck, preventing it from pivoting. I need something similar to a car trunk hinge that causes this lid to lift as it pivots to clear the deck. I'm having a hard time finding anything. Anyone have any ideas?

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No, I need the hinge itself. Those just assist lifting the hatch on the hinge.

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It might be easier to help you out if you had some pics of it.

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You may be putting the piano hinge in the wrong place. If you mount it on top of both pieces will it work. Not real sure I understand your problem

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You may be putting the piano hinge in the wrong place. If you mount it on top of both pieces will it work. Not real sure I understand your problem

 

 

I was thinking the same thing....

 

How about some photos?

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Mount the piano hinge to the adjoining face it's hitting rather than the subfloor.

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I believe I've found a solution. Once the parts arrive, I will install and post pics for anyone else looking for this.

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What you are looking for are available as cabinet door hinges. I put some on my pantry doors when I made them. The problem you will have with the ones I used is they are the European style and requires a 30mm hole about a 1/2" deep, but I have seen them in flush mount also.

Probably something like this http://www.leescountryrv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/overhead-rv-cabinet-support-hinge.jpg

Do a search on cabinet door hinges and select images, that will show you all kind.

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