How to lower top on '99 Coleman Sea Pine
I have a 1999 Coleman Sea Pine which I bought a few days ago.. When I got it, the lift mechanism was frozen due to rust. I disassembled the gear box and freed the threaded shaft, lubed the pulleys, etc. Now the top cranks up.The question I have is , there is a rachet dog in the gear box which keeps the top up, but there is no evident way to release the mechanism to lower it. The crank will turn clockwise, but not counterclockwise to lower the top. I can deactivate the rachet by disassembling the gear box, but wonder if the top will stay up if I do that. Any ideas?