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Old 29-08-2008, 14:31   #1
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drawer catches

I have a four-year old Moody and several of the drawer and locker catches have started to give trouble. These are the kind which are activated by pushing in a button which shoots the bolt and then is supposed to stay in the depressed position with the door locked. To open, they need to be pushed again, at which point they release the catch and revert to their protruding "ready" position. Except, not all of mine do that! They refuse to stay in the depressed position after closing the drawer/locker door, which means the bolt doesn't stay in place doing it's specified job - which means in turn knives and forks all over the cabin sole as a musical accompaniment to throwing a tack
I have detached the mechanism from the drawer front to see if it's a simple adjustment but I can't see how to disassemble the thing without the risk of breaking something. Anybody got any experience/tips on this one?
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Old 29-08-2008, 14:43   #2
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The only things I can suggest are
1. Find out who the manufacturer of the latches is and see if they have a website. You might be able to get information from the site or by emailing them.
2. I understand that Moody has been made by several different boat building companies so it may be difficult to find out.
3. Is there a Moody owner's forum? If so you might be able to get help there.
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You can get replacements through the usual suspects (Defender, WM) but they are not cheap, usually around $30 ea. The bright side is that they arre generally better quality than manufacturers use. I used them on drawers when I rebuilt my galley and after 10 years still going strong.

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