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 Post subject: Cabin and galley finger latch replacements
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2019 18:58 
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Anyone have suggestions or suggested replacements for replacing the finger latches used throughout in the cabin and galley? Would like something safer for fingers Smile

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 Post subject: Re: Cabin and galley finger latch replacements
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2019 09:07 
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Some of the new boats are fitted with push button latches, but I do not see how you would retrofit them. And the location of these lockers behind cushions further complicates things. Finding something that has a positive lock and, at the same time does not risk your fingers in a lurch seems like a lot to ask. I have not seen a good alternative and have not really had a big problem with the arrangement in my 24 years of ownership and a lot of miles. But I understand your concern.
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 Post subject: Re: Cabin and galley finger latch replacements
PostPosted: 21 Jul 2019 15:55 
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I get a little irritated every time I go at one of those, but I've been doing it for 40 years, so I guess I've got no answers. I DO however, wonder occasionally whether anyone has put piano hinges on some of the salon cabinetry. I just don't like the doors coming out. They don't seem like they'd loose in a seaway, but I like things tight, unable to shake free. I've only been knocked 90 a couple of times, but what a mess. I'm getting the flush fittings to secure the cabin sole bilge boards down as well.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Cabin and galley finger latch replacements
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2019 12:27 
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Ah, the only other T-37 I've been aboard had the push button style. Just assumed that was aftermarket since hull number was close.

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