Originally Posted by gotchiguy
Anyone who wants in that badly is simply going to unscrew the latch!
We find the ones with a slide to release mechanism much better, the lockable ones are pretty useless because the mild inside just corrodes but the problem is in heavy seas that the catch will simply fly forwards and release the cushion unless you lock them on the move.. (which you won't be able to do after the first season anyway..
Dont have the problem with 'Protex 'latches opening, as used by Ribcraft.They have a patented built in safety catch..and they're made in Reddich too!
They also do a key lockable version as well.
As to security unlike some, 'RC' Bolt most fittings(with nylocks)instead of screws, and you just use dome head bolts..wont stop determined thieves of course,but will stop the''Oppertunist''.
By the way I fitted a lockable glove box to the new RIB,(managed to get one in Black too!).. Now that would take some getting into!...Great add on!!