That is different. Would have never thought of a hinge. I am trying to figure out what way the hinge will end up moving? Will it go to the front or will it get tucked under And put tension on the cable?
We are still probably some weeks from splash down BUT will be glad to report back. This one is pretty heavy duty 316 SS with bearings in the hinge but Paul has since found a heavier one we might switch it out for.
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea