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G3 Rear Deck Extension UPDATE 2 Dec 2020

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Donald Garner

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Greetings to everyone,

Today I worked on the Rear Deck Extension on the G3.  I added a hinge to it so it now can be opened like a regular deck lid.  The only thing I have left to do is install a locking device.  I think I'm going to wait on this and have it done when I take to the welding shop and have an aluminum deck constructed on it.  But for now I'm happy with Dwayne's idea it's going to work well.

Deck insert with a piano hinge installed


Open and accessible battery compartment


No need for any lid shocks it rest against the pedestal stand


The finished project


I've had this boat since Dec 2006.  I don't know why I never thought about doing this project sooner.  Dwayne comes down for a visit and wham Dad lets do this.  I did a FaceTime with him today after I got finished with it.  I thanked him again for the idea.
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Very cool, and a hinge like that is going to last!!!
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