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Old 03-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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Door Latches

On my wing doors, the door latches are sticky and seem to be wearing out. Does anyone have a good source for door and latch hardware? The closest company I have found are products by Wright but still can't find exact matches. The wing doors are wood and about an inch thick, and I would like to use the existing holes. The boat is a 48 Californian. Any help would be appreciated. I will get to the boat today and remove one so I can post pictures.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Try these folks
The Brass Works Inc - Brass & Stainless Steel Hardware I have seen them at boat shows they have lots of fixtures, latches, hinges, etc on display.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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On my wing doors, the door latches are sticky and seem to be wearing out. Does anyone have a good source for door and latch hardware? The closest company I have found are products by Wright but still can't find exact matches. The wing doors are wood and about an inch thick, and I would like to use the existing holes. The boat is a 48 Californian. Any help would be appreciated. I will get to the boat today and remove one so I can post pictures.
Check out a Perko catalog http://www.perko.com/
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Knothead, can you post a photo of your current latches? I suggest you also remove one and look for a name or marking. Companies that make quality hardware are proud of it and will mark it as theirs.

Brass Works and Perko are good suggestions. Sugatsune and Southco are two others that make marine latches.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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Lots of stuff here:

Southco - Latches, Hinges, Fasteners, Engineered Access Hardware
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Koodos on thebrassworks.com. Talk to Mary.
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If you have good quality hardware, frequently the locks are packed with ancient grease that can be cleaned out. You can then relubricate and go another 25 years.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
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Been real crappy weather here lately so haven't got any pics yet. Thanks for the help I will check out those sources.
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