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Old 21-02-2019, 23:13   #1
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Source for high quality latches

I just got a new boat and unfortunately all the latches stick. They are the Encell-type pop out latches, also called "push button latches". They kind of come out half way then get stuck and I have to bang on the cabinet with my fist to make them pop all the way open. I have looked at a variety of pop out latches and finger pulls and they all seem to be made out of die cast metal and/or plastic, which is obviously not good. Anybody know how I can replace my latches with something high quality?
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Old 22-02-2019, 00:42   #2
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Re: Source for high quality latches

I guess there are plenty of other websites closer to you, but here are some items from a German website:
http://https://www.toplicht.de/en/sh...f-verschluesse
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Old 22-02-2019, 02:18   #3
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I guess there are plenty of other websites closer to you, but here are some items from a German website:
http://https://www.toplicht.de/en/sh...f-verschluesse
Yep, that's the crappy plastic latch that is in the boat. At least now I know where they got it.
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Old 22-02-2019, 02:37   #4
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Yeah.
The brass ones seems good though
http://https://www.toplicht.de/en/sh...pf-kastenfalle

I have the same plastic ones in my 2005 bavaria.
But in the Nauticat it is all brass. And they are from 1982, and are still in perfect condition
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Old 22-02-2019, 09:06   #5
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Re: Source for high quality latches

I really like these: https://www.southco.com/en-us/m1-fp


I standardised on them, and they are holding up perfectly to hard teenager use all summer for several years now.





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Old 22-02-2019, 09:42   #6
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You might try Mcmaster-Carr as well. "Amazon industrial & scientific" is another place for some hard to find items.
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Old 22-02-2019, 09:58   #7
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You can also use Google Images, you'll most likely see every one of these latches available and websites where you can order them. Try a few different search terms until you find exactly what you want.
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+1. Southco has a broad range of rugged latches.
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Not sure if this is the type you're looking for, but...

https://www.thehulltruth.com/parts-f...atches-13.html
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I manufacture alot of custom locking cabinets, toolboxes etc. And i use these two wholesalers for my parts

They both have a large selection of latches hinges etc. most are available in stainless of different grades

Lgment.com better prices but less selection

Faucher.ca more to choose from but old school online catolog and typically more expensive
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Re: Source for high quality latches

The phrase quality hatches might be an oxymoron. In the 1990's when I was building my boat, I ordered hatches from Bomar. They looked great. I mounted them on a flat surfaces designed for the purpose. After installation, I thought to myself, there is one item I should never have a problem with. Yah, right. Within a few months the lenses on several hatches began to separate. I sent the largest hatch, a sliding hatch back for Bomar for repair. Well rather that repairing my hatch they sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, because it was a sliding hatch and the base had already been installed, the replacement doesn't quite fit. I can open it about three quarters of the way before it jams. So I wish you luck. Also, be careful of those finger-pulls. Unless there is good ventilation.
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The phrase quality hatches might be an oxymoron. In the 1990's when I was building my boat, I ordered hatches from Bomar. They looked great. I mounted them on a flat surfaces designed for the purpose. After installation, I thought to myself, there is one item I should never have a problem with. Yah, right. Within a few months the lenses on several hatches began to separate. I sent the largest hatch, a sliding hatch back for Bomar for repair. Well rather that repairing my hatch they sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, because it was a sliding hatch and the base had already been installed, the replacement doesn't quite fit. I can open it about three quarters of the way before it jams. So I wish you luck. Also, be careful of those finger-pulls. Unless there is good ventilation.
The OP is talking about Latches on cabinetry not deck hatches...
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