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Old 05-04-2021, 06:22 PM   #1
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My button is stuck

The only way into our chain locker is through the cabinet type door in the forward stateroom. It has Man Ship latches like every other cabinet door on our boat. Some operate less reliably than others, and the one on the chain locker does not "unlock." What's the trick?
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:32 PM   #2
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Try a lube spray. I have freed up several items with problems like that. NOt your latch specifically but others.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:42 PM   #3
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If you can unscrew the centre button a little and then push the button it should unlock, ours do. I have actually put a washer under the button to shim it out a little.......
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Great tips. Both make sense. I will try them Friday and report back. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-13-2021, 09:20 PM   #5
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I wrapped a piece of duct tape sticky side out and stuck it to the button. The grip was enough to begin unthreading the button. After a half turn or so, the button popped out. Good to go!
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Greetings,
Mr. HtT. Hahaha. I'd forgotten about your sticky button. Good call on the duct tape. NOW is a good time to remove the ornery bugger. Clean and lube it up well.


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