Anchor Locker handle upgrade

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  1. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Finally received the new latch and got it installed...This looks so much better than the plastic Perko!!! The old one was getting cracked and just didn't look good. Why replace it with another plastic one when SS looks so much better// LOL

    Just needed a little bit of sanding for the new latch to fit the cutout. I used a small drum sander with my drill...easy!!! I ordered th epart from BoatOutfitters.com and is labeled as
    Stainless Steel Compression Latch 3" ~ Diameter SKU: 070-0162
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  2. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Active Member

    278
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    2009 Sundancer 55
    3116 Cats
    MAN 900
    Nice !!!
     
  3. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    That's the kind of upgrade that makes you happy every time you see it.
     
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  4. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Sometimes its the simple things. :)
     
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  5. Raynard

    Raynard New Member

    17
    Aug 22, 2019
    West mi
    1999 Maxum 4100 SCB
    Twin Cummins 6BTA, 5.9
    Wolf, ever come across any thing like this courtesy light in your quest for all widgets in stainless.
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  6. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Hmmm, that is interesting. The closest I can find is 3-5/16" wide...I will keep looking.
     
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    I changed out all of my plastic latches on the 290 DA with stainless steel.

    Small changes like this make me smile.
     
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  8. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    This is an awesome upgrade. Is there any chance a 2.5" latch would have worked? You mentioned some sanding to make the 3" work so I am curious.

    This is now officially on my list. Very cool. Thanks for spending some of my money!
     
  9. TheWolfTC

    TheWolfTC True BOAT nut!!

    654
    Jul 11, 2012
    Elk Rapids
    1999 Sea Ray 460 Dancer
    Highfield 340 DLX Dinghy
    Raymarine a98's and a68 with Quantum 2 radar
    Twin Volvo Penta TAMD-73p EDC
    Hi Jeff,
    This is from my post on the 460 thread:

    I think I found a cam latch in SS. It has a 3" diameter ring, not square, and the cut out size is only 1/32" larger than what we have at 2-3/8". This should work with very little if any modification.

    https://www.boatoutfitters.com/stainless-steel-compression-latch-3-diameter

    Updated after installation:
    Upon installation, the new latch diameter would fit into the existing hole but it was REALLY tight, too tight to get it all the way in...even if I buttered it up it wouldn't seat all the way down. Since I only had to sand out 1/32, it took about 10-15 minutes with several test install attempts.

    I was worried the 2.5" latch wouldn't have enough top side surface area to hold since the cutout was 2-3/8". 1/16" all the way around was just too small for my comfort level.
     
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  10. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Awesome. Thank you!
     
  11. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    2000 380 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizon w/V drives
    Love this, thank you for sharing!
     
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  12. jzanthony

    jzanthony Active Member

    272
    Aug 17, 2015
    Port Lambton, ON Lake St Clair
    400 Sedan bridge 2000 , 2019 SeaDoo RXT230
    Cummins CTA 8.3 diesels
    Thanks, Looking forward to installing this
     
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