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H26 Companionway latch

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by rade0041, Apr 15, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. rade0041


    Joined Mar 23, 2016
    33 posts, 9 likes
    Hunter 26
    US MN
    I need to install a latch of some sort. The Previous owner used a regular hardware store hasp with a padlock. I wasn't a big fan of that set up. Has anyone used one like this:

    Or is there another good option that I am not seeing?


  2. Fred


    Joined Sep 27, 2008
    351 posts, 19 likes
    Hunter H26
    CA Nepean Sailing Club
    I don’t know about that hasp but I would caution that you require a solution that affords a good amount of dimensional tolerance. I know that on my boat the companionway dimensions change significantly when on the water vs on the trailer. (i.e. the gap between The companionway slide and top hatch board can vary by 1/2 inch) If your latch is too tight you risk not being able to lock it or breaking something.

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  3. BrianW


    Joined Jan 7, 2005
    816 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Guntersville Lake, (AL)
    I agree with Fred about the changes in tolerance. Also, on a trailer, the fit is different with the mast up vs. laying down. A standard hasp works well for me in all configurations. BrianW