Hinge help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Captn TJ, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    I'm looking to replace the broken piano hinge on the stern seat of our 05 - 280. The seas ray parts list doesn't show it - also contacted my sea ray dealer and they can't find it either. It is unique in that it has a 90* bend (see photo). Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the sideways photo can't figure out how to turn it on this forum. IMG_4951.JPG .
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    My "guess" is that it's something that Sea Ray produced in house - meaning they took a normal piano hinge and bent it. You can do the same thing - find a hinge of the appropriate length and thickness and then take it to a machine shop or maybe even a local business that does aluminum siding or gutters as they may have a brake and can quickly bend it for you. I think you can even rent brakes. Don't worry if you buy a hinge that is longer (or the hinges are wider) as you can cut it.

    Is it actually broken, or can you just bend it back "close enough". For this application, it doesn't need to be dead nuts on.
  3. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    I am not sure if it the same hinge but it looks like Great Lakes Skipper has something really close to what you show.
  4. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    You'd be able to find something at a place like McMaster-Carr under piano hinges.
  5. atrick

    atrick Active Member

    Mar 4, 2017
    1995 searay 290 Sundancer
    1990 21 maxum
    Twin 4.3 mercrusers with alpha one genII drives
    305 chevy with a alpha one drive
    Ran across them before ( I got a custom cabinet shop ) But haven't seen one in a while. There's a company called Baer Supply that sells cabinet hardware but they got bought out by a german company and there's another name in front of baer but if you goggle baer supply you'll find it. Then look for piano hinges or offset piano hinges. another company is C H Briggs. I don't have web address for you as I'm at home an all that is at work on that computer.
  6. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    An FYI for those that need this hinge (stern seat on a 280). I bought an exact duplicate from Great Lakes Skipper. Problem solved and for under $10. Don't think I ever bought anything for the boat that cheap.

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