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Old 09-10-2018, 05:32 PM   #1
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@#$&*!!! perko mortise lock set 0927!!!

So I replace this 18 months ago and the spring is gone in the handle set. The last one lasted 30+ years. Anyone with experience with these? Iím going to phone Perko and see if itís on warranty. It wasnít cheap!

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Old 09-10-2018, 05:54 PM   #2
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Ah yes, Perko locksets! I found remnants of 8 of them on board (counting handles!) Not sure why the PO kept them? Based on his ownership a Perko lockset will last about 4 years of light usage. Seems like you were unlucky Jim, or you use your boat a lot!

I currently have one that is partly broken (one arm of internal cast lever mechanism broken) and will be sourcing alternatives at the end of my current cruise. I think the lockset mechanism from a security screen door should be suitable. I intend to replace all three of the Perko mortise crap I currently have.
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Jim,

Same problem, mine didn't make it that long. The spring is not a “replacement part”, they did send me 2 for free, already broken. I went to mcmaster carr, for something close, but also broke.

Looking to replace all three with something else even if I have to modify teak.
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The replacements seem like a cheap copy of a copy of the original. I ended up taking a good original off the fwd door that is always open and swapping with the problem child.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #5
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I have found suitable springs at the local Ace that I cut shorter and worked fine. My problem now is that three of mine have worn out cams inside. Found replacement parts at Fisheries supply in Seattle.
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The replacements seem like a cheap copy of a copy of the original.
Yes! We replaced a badly pitted original (30+year old) Perko mortise set and I wish I hadnít or at least kept the original inner workings. The door handle doesnít work smoothly at all, always sticking. The handle doesnít retract the lock all the way, no matter how we fiddle with the spring, screws etc.
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Perko lock sets....at least as now sold....are absolute rubbish. Replace with something else when the next failure occurs (you won't have to wait long ). But in the springs, if you call up or email their service center, they will often send you a replacement for postage or less.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:24 AM   #8
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Sad to say but Perko white boat hardware is junk.

The Euros do a good job on SS lock and door hardware but its Euro priced , and the REAL nice stuff is made for the folks with a 40 meter boat , not a 40 ft boat.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:13 AM   #10
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I had to literally pound open one of my head doors earlier this year when the latch set broke.
I get about one a 1/2 seasons out of one.
But I did find a spring at ACE that I'm sure will work.
But they are JUNK for sure.
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I see misery loves company! What are the substitute/replacement options?

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Cr@p, both of my head doors have Perko locksets. They may be original but they still work. What's the hot set up if one fails?


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I see misery loves company! What are the substitute/replacement options?

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After three sets of Perko door units, I installed a high quality lock lasp and went with a high quality padlock. Looks good and does the job. The Perko door handle will work in one direction which fortunately, is the open direction. The lock is useless.

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Cr@p, both of my head doors have Perko locksets. They may be original but they still work. What's the hot set up if one fails?

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All of my interior doors work fine for the moment. Perhaps because they are older units and better construction.

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After three sets of Perko door units, I installed a high quality lock lasp and went with a high quality padlock. Looks good and does the job. The Perko door handle will work in one direction which fortunately, is the open direction. The lock is useless.



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Thanks Al. Do you have a photo of your replacement?

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"What's the hot set up if one fails?"


Search for an old chrome plated brass one at the local boat salvage place.
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Has anyone tried one of these from Marine Depot? I'm considering it to replace the old skeleton key system on our salon entry door.

https://www.marinedepotdirect.com/st...-with-key.html
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All of my interior doors work fine for the moment. Perhaps because they are older units and better construction.




Thanks Al. Do you have a photo of your replacement?

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Sorry JD, Just saw your post. No, I am one who can't get his mind around posting photos. Damn hard for me to find them on the phone photo app.
But the hasp is a high polished chrome unit. I mounted the receiver post over the door and the hasp proper on the door. Looks like it was meant to be, not a eye sore. Nice quality padlock

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Has anyone tried one of these from Marine Depot? I'm considering it to replace the old skeleton key system on our salon entry door.

https://www.marinedepotdirect.com/st...-with-key.html
I had a look at the website. They seem to only deal in Stb door sets. What if I need one on my Port door?
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you can always just use a surface mount standard house type lockset. Probably more secure too.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:22 AM   #20
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Check Martin Marine in North Van? Also Wolfe Marine nr Shelter Island has tons of door locks in their upstairs storage area. Probably different than Perko but very solid. Its been a while since I was there but tons of nos locks.
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