Originally Posted by donradcliffe
I came close in Sri Lanka--crawled into a cockpit
locker to do some work, and the hatch
fell and latched me in on a really hot day. The space was about 6 ft long, 3 ft wide and 14 inches high. Lost
my voice calling for help, but finally felt an abalone iron I could use to pry and break the latch.
I heard about one like that years ago. Ever since I've rigged the hatches with the hash on the cockpit
side and the staple on the hatch
. That way it can't latch if it slams on you.