Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

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Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by zno » Sun May 10, 2020 12:19 am

What is the preferred way to open the engine hatch manually on a Targa 34? And have it stay open that is. If you just pry it open by force the electric hatch lift doesn't "lock" in place (of course).

There is a lever on the starboard side by the transom door that I believe has something to do with the hatch, but it doesn't seem to do anything when you turn it. Is that supposed to be some locking mechanism?

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Re: Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by admin » Sun May 10, 2020 7:33 pm

Hi,

I have a T34. The lever by the starboard do is for the manual bilge pump. I have no idea how you would open the hatch if the hydraulics failed. I'll see if I can find out.

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Re: Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by targacurt » Mon May 11, 2020 7:57 pm

On my T38 I can manually open the engine hatch, just by hand, if the hydraulic fails...perhaps its the same on the T34? Its very simple and I never thought it would be so easy...

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Re: Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by zno » Mon May 11, 2020 10:35 pm

Thanks for the replies!

This picture is not from my boat, but the lever I am referring to is this one to the left (I have no markings on it).
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Re: Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by FLN » Tue May 19, 2020 1:48 pm

With this lever you can choose which part of the bilge(fwd or engineroom) you are pumping out with the manual bilgepump.
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Re: Manually open the engine hatch on Targa 34

Post by zno » Sun May 24, 2020 8:49 pm

FLN wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:48 pm
With this lever you can choose which part of the bilge(fwd or engineroom) you are pumping out with the manual bilgepump.
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Well of course... :) Thank you!

At least I can rule that one out now (thinking/hoping it had something to do with the hatch).

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