"Spring" - IMHO, is the best hinge to replace your aging factory rod in
the Baron nose baggage door. AKA "Marine Hatch Spring".
It's only $14.63 (22 October
2019) at Amazon!
My "Spring" has stood up to all manner
of wind, unlike the factory rod that lets the door flop around and over the
years will widen or bend the hole in the door frame into which the rod end is
A word of caution, do not strike the spring
while removing or inserting stuff into the nose baggage compartment. You will
get nicely whacked on the head! Don't ask me how I know..........
I like this design because it
has plastic mounting ends, so no dissimilar metal corrosion issues when in contact with
Click either Image below to go to the
Amazon site to order it.
Approx Weight: 0.25 lb.
Supports: 20 Pounds
on my Baron and in high resolution
T.H. Marine also makes a similarly suitable
hatch support under PN:
the Spring placement in a Baron 58 baggage door can be seen above. Click
on the pics for a full size picture to see the tape measure more clearly.