have a 1999 Cruisers Yachts 3375. I am wondering if anyone knows the best way to lift the cover (i.e. floor) over the engine compartment. I removed all the screws in the floor, removed the screws in the center "beam" (which is just a 1" stainless steel tube), and removed the engine coolant overflow tanks. I also removed the 2" diameter drain tube (which was not easy for some reason). I attempted to lift the cover/floor from the stern and it hit the wall mounted back seat cushion that is mounted on the stern interior. I could not figure out how to lift the cover/floor without having to remove the back seat cushion. I did not continue because I felt I was doing WAY too much just to lift cover/floor... All I want to do is check the fluid livels, clean the strainers, change fuel filters, etc. I can't imagine trying to do all this without completly lifting out the cover/floor... The hatches seem way too small to get access to anything. Question 1: Does the cover/floor have to be completley removed or does it hinge on a side and propped up? What is the best way to do this? Is this a two man job? Question 2: Do I really have to remove the wall mounted back seat cushion that is screewed in the interior of the stern? Question 3: Just to do the standard maintainance like cleaning strainers, etc. I can't beleive I have to remove the cover/floor completely. Am I missing something? It seems to me, you would need to be a midget or a person with 8 foot arms to reach things to use just the hatches!