At one point or another if you’re a boat owner with an electrically operated engine hatch you will end up replacing the hatch actuator, also known as a hatch ram. It seems these products, like many, just have a service life that will make changing a unit one of the passages of boat ownership.

Because the hatch actuators open and close to different lengths it has been a mystery really how to measure your original unit correctly. While maybe not truly difficult it has always been a confusing proposition to figure out. So we put our lead tech adviser and trusty assistant on the subject to see if we just couldn’t simplify this commonly needed task. At PBN were committed to making owning and serving a boat easier so that you enjoy your time on the water where you belong.