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Old 12-10-2011, 10:26   #1
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Securing Bench Locker Lids

Have a Bene 473.
The internal bench lockers have a horizontal lid which just lifts off, and I would like to find a suitable catch/latch to keep them secured if the boat suffers a knock down,
I'll try and describe what I'm looking for, have seen them fitted to metal panels, but not wood.
These catches are operated by a key, and the latch itself is able to turn through 90 degrees, further movement being prevented by a raised lip.
When securing the latch, it turns through 90, comes up against the lip, then further turning of the key tightens the latch.
Rather than a key, I would be looking for something which could be worked by a screwdriver, the part which operates the latch would be a countersunk set screw.
Not a good description, but if anyone can recognise what I'm on about, could you let me know the proper term for them.
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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

I think what you are describing is used on cabin soles.... to hold the bilge hatches in place....? However, just a little piece of teakwood that turns should do it as well.... if I'm understanding this right...
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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

Thanks,
I think what I am trying to describe is known as a Cam Latch. Seen plenty for metal panel doors, but not for wood, and I need them to be flush with the locker lid to avoid damaging the underside of the bench cushions
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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

It’s a locking hasp.
Find Locking Hasps and other Hasps at Aubuchon Hardware

Or latching hasp.
http://www.sugatsune.com/products/pr...=5&SUBCATID=17
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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

I think he's looking for the ones that sit flush , round with a slot to open with a coin or screwdriver. I've seen some elegant ones on floorboards in boats, but dont see them anywhere on line.
In the past I've been concerned about options that stick out toward the cushion, but stove bolts or turning cams have never really been a problem when I've used them on the seat backs. A lot easier to gain access too. Or there are these type of things in various shapes and forms:




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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

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I think what I am trying to describe is known as a Cam Latch. Seen plenty for metal panel doors, but not for wood, and I need them to be flush with the locker lid to avoid damaging the underside of the bench cushions
You can fabricate retainers for your bench seat locker covers very inexpensively and simply without difficulty. Bene lids typically rest on ledges affixed to the undersides of the bench seats on opposing sides oriented fore'n aft. By adding a cleat to the underside of one end of the lid and overlapping webbing straps that attach to one another with velcro that stretches over the other end of the lid, your lid is held firmly in place but easily opened. See the following sketch.
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A lot easier to gain access too. Or there are these type of things in various shapes and forms:




Cheechako,

Do you have a link to this fastening, looks neat, dont think it would damage the cushions, and would be easier than using a screwdriver or coin.
Could combine this with HyLytes very good idea, with a tongue of wood at one end of the lid, and a single latch at the other.
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You can fabricate retainers for your bench seat locker covers very inexpensively and simply without difficulty. Bene lids typically rest on ledges affixed to the undersides of the bench seats on opposing sides oriented fore'n aft. By adding a cleat to the underside of one end of the lid and overlapping webbing straps that attach to one another with velcro that stretches over the other end of the lid, your lid is held firmly in place but easily opened. See the following sketch.
Thanks, that's given me another option.
I'll go with the webbing/velcro option if I cannot find a suitable latch like the one Cheechako has shown. The tongue of wood at one end of the lid will really simplify things.

I've a whole heap of 3M Dual Lock tape which I could put to use.
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Just spotted them online, not cheap are they??
These are about $100 a bang
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Just spotted them online, not cheap are they??
These are about $100 a bang
A. Not "Cheap";

B. Cannot be counter-set in the 10mm bench seat without a backing plate added to the underside of the lid;

C. The shaft bolt extends into the storage space unless it's chopped off.

1" Nylon webbing is about $.49 USD/Ft. 1" Velcro tape is about $.88 USD/ft and can be attached to the webbing with a home sewing machine in a few minutes.

FWIW...
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Re: Securing Bench Locker Lids

Yeah, that example was expensive, but a good photo. There are cheaper ones, but still not less than maybe $18 a piece. There are simpler ways.
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Any good examples of cockpit exterior seat latches. Still nit happy with my gasp set up. Maybe a new thread. I agree interior a Velcro solution or thumb screw would work
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