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Old 26-03-2009, 14:18   #1
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floor board latch

I am still getting the boat ready for the jump south this summer and need to secure the floor boards in the main cabin and want something flush or recessed but can't decide which way to do it any suggestions? cheers
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Old 26-03-2009, 14:48   #2
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These perhaps: PYI Inc. Max-Prop PSS Shaft Seal Seaview Radar Mounts R&D
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those look sweet!

wish they were around years ago.....
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I think those would work great. I may get some of those for my floorboards. You know where else they would work great is on drawers. I'd like to have something like that set up so that when the seas got hasty I could seal the doors closed with those. I'll put them on the wish list.
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Good suggestion!
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Old 27-03-2009, 12:52   #6
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perfect I new there was someone with some good ideas cheers
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Thanks for that link Christian VH. I was looking for these to attach my engine room floor panels
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They look like just what I needed.
anyone get the video to play?, not supported for me.
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I usually use HELICOILS, 5/16 od 1/4 inside, the ss coil is screwed into the floor beams, whatever you have there
the floorboards countersunk to take hex drive machine screw which screws into the inserted helicoil
This is best method I have found for boards that need lifting only from time to time
here that size coil is 78 cents, be cheaper in USA They are most commonly used on alloy castings that has a stripped thread, they come in many sizes, but I found them an excellent solution for fixing stuff in wood
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Thanks for that link Christian VH. I was looking for these to attach my engine room floor panels
No problem Lancer! Us Motorsailors have to stick together!
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I like PYI but these are really just 1/4 turn panel fasteners. They can be bought for much less from an industrial supply house.

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My teak and holly veneered plywood sole has several removable panels to gain access to the bilge where hoses, wires and pumps are located. They have OEM standard bronze lift rings and fit fairly snug so without them you would have a very difficult time to remove them.

Under all sailing conditions I have encountered offshore, even in severe conditions these floor board have never moved, or come up. I have small oriental rugs over much of the sole as well.

I am not sure the need to have a positive yet easily operable latch on them since they aint goin no where except if I get knock down or worse. I suppose if condition are looking like that's a possibility I would simply bit a screw through them into the stringer and remove it if I lived through it.

How about DualLock instead?
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I like PYI but these are really just 1/4 turn panel fasteners. They can be bought for much less from an industrial supply house.

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Joli, far as I can tell, they are not the same thing. fastening a sheet of metal down is not the same as a large piece of 3/4" or more wood.
I can't see tht these fasteners from milspec would do the trick, although I agree they look great for sheet goods.
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I have used various screw in devices which accept machine screws. I use them to hold my nav station panels together.

There is very withdrawal little load on sole panels and these would work fine. My issue is that you need a driver to remove the panels and check the bilge. Now if you leave them lose (unfastened) with the ability to screw them down, this might be a clean way to do it.

But why? Why do you need to latch your sole down?
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