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Old 21 April 2008, 06:15   #1
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Latches or locking mechanism for bench/Jockey seat

Want to be able to lock my lifejackets etc under my standard bench seat and double jockey. any ideas on latches or locking mechanism??
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Old 21 April 2008, 06:36   #2
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Old 21 April 2008, 07:25   #3
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Thanks Jono which one would you recommend going on your experience of maybe using them or seeing them? It might be easier than me trying to visualise them or judge the correct one by looking on the site.
Want one for my bench seat at the back which is a standard one from humber which opens up.
Also want one or 2? to lock my double jockey seat,the top just lifts off and maybe lock the 2nd jockey seat which has the internal fuel tank under it.
Are they attached by drilling a hole and using a screw and a nut inside?
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Old 21 April 2008, 08:55   #4
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Protex make some nice stuff You can fix them with machine screws and nylocs or pop rivets.

Bear in mind that salt water and little locks don't tend to get on well with each other.
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Bear in mind that salt water and little locks don't tend to get on well with each other.
How true!!

I've got latches on my single and double jockey seats - and lockable latches on my engine box. The seat latches get a little stiff sometimes - but nothing a quick clean doesn't sort out. The lockable ones on the engine box are a pain in the butt - I'm on my second set in 4 years, and they are beginning to stiffen up and be a pain again.

If I was doing it again, I'd use latches everywhere, but make it so you can lock stuff up with a padlock when you leave it.

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Ye Protex have some good stuff. will get one i can pad lock.
do you think the 30-570 one will do.
1 on the bench seat
1 front and back of jockey seats or on the sides?

Just must see whats the best bit to match it? either bracket on outside of seat or up under
obviously with the jockey seats under would look better.
any ideas or what do other people have, recommened?
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That latch looks similar to mine, but the hook thing it secures to is (I think) the last of the 3 that you show. The second one is a bit pointless, as if even if you padlock it, you can still get to the screws/bolts and undo them.

On the seats, mine are mounted on the side of the seat (they hinge on the opposite side) about 20 centimeters from the back - i.e. far enough back that they don't catch on your legs, but far enough forward that it secures the seat lid.

Hope this helps!!

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To be completely honest, if your really after something that secure then none of the above catches are any good, but it will deter the odd passing casual scumbag.
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To be completely honest, if your really after something that secure then none of the above catches are any good, but it will deter the odd passing casual scumbag.
just want something simple to put them off
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That latch looks similar to mine, but the hook thing it secures to is (I think) the last of the 3 that you show. The second one is a bit pointless, as if even if you padlock it, you can still get to the screws/bolts and undo them.

On the seats, mine are mounted on the side of the seat (they hinge on the opposite side) about 20 centimeters from the back - i.e. far enough back that they don't catch on your legs, but far enough forward that it secures the seat lid.

Hope this helps!!

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Must look again see if i can screw up underneath seats.
For the 2 double jockey seats which none of which are hinged will have to put one on either side or fit a hinge, would it be better to put the latches at the back and the front rather than on the sides?
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