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Old 03-10-2010, 15:10   #1
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Companionway Security Lock

I need a security lock for our companionway. A few years back I saw one from an Eureapon Co. that was really great, but I have forgotten the co. What do you use for a companionway lock? Any ideas will be greatfully appreciation. Diane
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Diane, is it the Stazo cabin lock?

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Use any basic lock. Unless the rest of your vessel is completely crowbar-proof. If I can't just pop your lock or hasp off I'll pry the expensive woodwork apart with a crowbar. It's faster than fiddling with a lock.

Anchored out once. Fancy California locale. Several boats unattended for the evening. Mine unlocked, open. Three others locked up tight. Local crew went around swiping all the liquor. My loss was a nice bottle of Sapphire Gin and some other stuff causing only a trip to the liquor store. The other boats lost their liquor and had their woodwork destroyed. Hope the crew found ice somewhere.

Do what you can. Don't worry too much about it. If you can't afford to lose it put it in a safe deposit box.
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I use a cheap brass lock that can be opened with a good tap from a hammer. If thieves want to get in, they'll get in. A good lock will result in more damage.
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I use a cheap brass lock that can be opened with a good tap from a hammer. If thieves want to get in, they'll get in. A good lock will result in more damage.
My combo is written on the lock. Helps me remember it.
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I use a padlock to secure this:
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I too used a standard brass lock, on a light duty hasp, and my ignition key was always in the cockpit engine panel.
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Diane, is it the Stazo cabin lock?

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We have one of these and love it! The only problem is they're no longer sold in the U.S., we recently had 4 spare keys made by a company in Texas as your standard locksmith can't reproduce the keys.

Every time we lock up the boat, one of us invariably says "This is the best companionway lock ever....."
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I use a padlock to secure this (image of steel grate)
Those are popular. Good visual deterrent that lets air flow too. And nobody is going to sneak in while your sleeping. It's a good idea for those reasons. I want one. But 6 seconds with a crowbar and a small crunching noise has that or something else on the vessel open.
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. But 6 seconds with a crowbar and a small crunching noise has that or something else on the vessel open.

We had just that happen to us!!!!!!!! This criminal swam up to the boat carrying a crow bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know what he said?

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I too used a standard brass lock, on a light duty hasp, and my ignition key was always in the cockpit engine panel.
My ignition key is always in the panel too. The only time it comes out is when I lay up the boat. Bad enough running on deck at three in the morning without having to worry about where the key is.
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We had just that happen to us!!!!!!!! This criminal swam up to the boat carrying a crow bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know what he said?

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That's some B@lls to swim up with a crow bar. Hard to hide it so I wonder what people say if they saw some idiot with it either on his back or in his hand while swimming?? Hard to deny your intentions with that in your hand?!?! Hey Mark, where did he swim up to and what did you use to crush his head??
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That's some B@lls to swim up with a crow bar. Hard to hide it so I wonder what people say if they saw some idiot with it either on his back or in his hand while swimming?? Hard to deny your intentions with that in your hand?!?! Hey Mark, where did he swim up to and what did you use to crush his head??
Shaddow, I was joking. No one can swim with a crowbar

My point was that with a safety grill a boat is pretty safe. My grill is a security grill extra reinforced by pop rivets each side of each attachment. If someone did have a jemmy it would take them so long and be so loud I would have woken

Then, of course, I would offer them tea and cakes...
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Better not to go to too much effort if they want to get in they will harder to do it the more damage they will cause why I like to live somewhere you can keep the doors unlocked
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