ram pin

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  1. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    I'm new to the searay 275 in perth west australia , i cant seem to find the ram pin to access my engine bay
     
  2. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    959
    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    I think this is also known as the 260DA?

    Not sure what you're asking ....

    Is the pin missing? Does the hatch lift work? If it doesn't work, are you looking to lift the hatch manually? Are you able to open the round 4" access hole?
     
  3. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    i spent all day at it and realised that some brainiac replaced the pin with a nut and bolt ...wow
     
  4. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    yes cheers for the reply i can get the access hatch to open as the pin has been replaced with a nut and bolt, i can lift the hatch by hand about four inches then it will not budge
    so i assume the nut and bolt are stopping me opening the hatch
     
  5. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    959
    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    1798146 Is the part number but maybe right diameter locking clevis pin would work?
     
  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    If I'm understanding you correctly... the bolt/nut is not preventing you from lifting the hatch any further. The idea is that you can manually lift the hatch just enough to be able to reach in and pull the pin out and then lift the hatch the rest of the way. But, yes, like Phil said, any 'ol quick release pin will do the job.


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  7. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    sorry i misled you guys, the quick release pin has been replaced with a nut and bolt (the mind boggles)which is preventing me from getting access to the engine bay,somi have to try get an allen key to hopefully undo the nut and bolt
     
  8. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Actually the lift cylinder does not have to be pinned or bolted to the hatch
     
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Correct - that is exactly what I was trying to explain. The bolt doesn't prevent you from slightly lifting the hatch - just from "easily" removing it so you can lift the hatch the rest of the way. Obviously, you'll need to get in there with tools.

    But, as noted above, use the access plate to help. You can also remove the table base as a possible "extra" access plate.

    Yes, it's not convenient with a nut/bolt - but it's still a pretty straight forward job so it shouldn't take you long, at all.
     
  10. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    SOOOOO the nut and bolt are both spinning and the boat has learned a whole new version of Irish temper bad language
    i have one access 100 mm diameter hole to work with which means i have to drill another hole to the right to get a screwdriver or whatever in the second hole
    to wedge the nut to stop it from spinning. what a palava
     
  11. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    959
    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    Confused .... is the electric hatch lift not working? so you have the access cover off, and you can reach in and pull up the hatch but only 4"?
     
  12. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Of course it spins - there's nothing to hold the bolt since it's just a straight through hole. Somebody put it on there... which means it can come off.

    Does the table hole not give you access? Or, tape a wrench to the shaft of the ram.

    It's a boat... you have to be creative, sometimes!
     
  13. christopher lawless

    christopher lawless New Member

    6
    Sep 4, 2021
    searay 275
    mercruiser 350
    there is no power to the hatch lift ,batteries are dead , as there is an electrical fault
    i can lift the hatch a few inches not through the access cover as that is under the seat at the back of the boat i lift the access cover from the floor of the boat by putting my back under the table and lifting but it stops after a few inches as the ram arm with the nut and bolt in it stop me opening any further, the access cover is where i have access to the ram pin with the nut and bolt
     
  14. Phil S

    Phil S Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    959
    Oct 16, 2020
    Taxachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    Ok didn't realize you have no power. Can't you apply 12v to the 12v accessory port from an external source like a jump pack?
     

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