Lazarette latch

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Lazarette latch

Postby davidr on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:51 pm

The latch on the port side lazarette won’t unlatch. The d ring turns it but the prawl does not feel like it is clearing the deck. Any fixes other than drilling the thing out??
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Re: Lazarette latch

Postby trailertrawlerkismet on Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:54 am

I've had this happen and have had luck by pushing down on the locker panel. This , for me, has released the tension to then let the securing arm loose enough to be able to turn the handle and open the locker panel. Once opened you'll need to readjust the set nuts that hold the locking arm in place. Good luck.

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Re: Lazarette latch

Postby Andrew Custis on Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:14 pm

It sounds to me like the cam on the bottom side might have come loose. When you turn the d ring, the other part free spins? I think if you play with it long enough it will come free. Be sure to stand on the hatch you are trying to open in case it is tight against the underside.
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Re: Lazarette latch

Postby Andrew Custis on Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:15 pm

I have also seen where the gasket on the underside forms a bond to the fiberglass. If you feel any play in between the hatch and the fiberglass, this is most likely not the issue.

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Re: Lazarette latch

Postby davidr on Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:32 pm

Thanks guys! Victory! Turns out there were 2 issues. The gasket and fiberglass were bound up. It took a small prybar and a hammer tap to pop it loose. The second issue was the latch lever was binding on the latch through bolts. A quick adjustment fixed that.
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