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decking/hatch latches

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checkoutmyjunk
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decking/hatch latches

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I need some help selecting a latch.

I use my boat for transporting and found myself using boards to make the center seat and front deck one big deck. I got the idea to make a removable deck that I could just drop in when I am hauling stuff and remove when I'm not.

I don't like the idea of using wood but I had a a few sheets of 3/4" plywood around. The Plywood is resting on 1/8" thick 1"x1" angle. I added some cut down 2x3 for strength. Then coated it with kilz and what ever exterior paint I found firs in the basement.

Here are some pics:

Boards in resting on the angle
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Here is a shot of the angle and the edging I put on it for safety
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Ribbing made it much more ridged
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Prime
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Paint
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My current plan is to add a piece of z metal to secure one side to the angle on the boat
Like this
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For the other side I thought maybe a nut-cert, but would rather a latch like this
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Problem is I need one that will work in a 3/4" price of plywood and latch over a 1/4" or so angle with edging on it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank in advance

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Scott F
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Re: decking/hatch latches

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The hatches on my fiberglass Ranger are pretty thick. They are this style. Available at Amazon, it’s a Perko 0932DP1 works on decking up to 1 1/8 inches thick.
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checkoutmyjunk
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decking/hatch latches

Post by checkoutmyjunk »

Thanks Scott, They are a little spensive at $28 each, I appreciate the suggestion!

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