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What to add to make cabin sea worthy

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Noa Ramot, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Noa Ramot

    Noa Ramot New Member

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    hi all ,

    Anyone has a clever idea of how you can make regular kitchen cabins and drawers lock stronger for sea sailing ? We have regular kitchen and when we sail everything opens up , any idea and link for options of locks etc will be helpful . Thanks
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    If you don't want outside latches or small hooks, you can find hidden push pull cabinet locks. Push the button in to lock, push it back out to unlock

    Works well

    If the content of the cabinet are secured by pegs and fiddles on the shelves then simple spring loaded catches work too
  3. bigbill

    bigbill New Member

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    try baby proof latches, they have plenty of styles.
  4. Opcn

    Opcn Senior Member

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    That sounds terrible, how did you end up with those on your boat?

    Anyways, make sure the doors are sturdy enough that they won't tear out of the hinges when you heel and instal some latches.

    There are many varieties to choose from.
  5. Boatbuilder

    Boatbuilder New Member

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    We used drawer slides at San Juan for the last boats that you had to push in to spring them open, and then just push to latch closed.
    Other than people trying to rip the drawer front off due to lack of a pull, they worked great.
  6. Opcn

    Opcn Senior Member

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    The one problem with push to release doors and drawers is that you can open them accidentally leaning against them in some chop. Having a button or latch gets around that problem.