I have been giving a bit of thought to security. A padlock with hasp and staple fitted to a door is not the best of ideas. Quite easy to break into when you think about it. a small bar or even a large screwdriver and all the items inside could be taken in seconds.
So waiting out side a shop I saw a shop owner opening up there shop for the day they had solid steel
roller shutters. It was not the shutters I was looking at it was the way it was locked. a barrel lock fitted to the side.
so I thought this was a great idea something that could be used on any sliding hatch
.. A look at a well known auction
site and I found these..
Not expensive and spare barrels in stock and keys...The words marine
or boat are not mentioned so I think the price
will stay the same.. and these will not rust as they are coated and can be painted as well...
They are welded to the side of the shutter side rails and when the door is pulled down the barrels are then pushed into a hole in the door.
So I thought a hole drilled to either side on the underside and tapped with a thread for bolts this could be fitted anywhere.
When the barrel is fitted the long pin would be inserted into the sliding side of the cabin
rails or in my case the lifting hatch
Fitted with a steel
backing plate these would NOT be so easy to remove..And if the pins had to be longer there should be no problem welding another bit of bar onto the bar already there....Plenty of room to either side of the internal bullet holder...