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Old 14 March 2016, 14:07   #11
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Get new cushions made as a force fit with Velcro stitched on the cushion but not on the fibreglass then you have a back up plan if they start to open again or have press studs sown on instead of Velcro (Velcro better)

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Old 14 March 2016, 14:45   #12
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I don't like Velcro. My old scorpions back seat worked with Velcro for a while then it became a balloon with near miss mob. Having said that I am faced with almost identical dilemma. Trying to decide if fabric/foam interference is enough or I may ask upholsterer to leave a sunken recess and fit one of these. Means the upholstery will have a circle in it which mostly worries me about water ingress under lid.

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I don't like Velcro. My old scorpions back seat worked with Velcro for a while then it became a balloon with near miss mob. Having said that I am faced with almost identical dilemma. Trying to decide if fabric/foam interference is enough or I may ask upholsterer to leave a sunken recess and fit one of these. Means the upholstery will have a circle in it which mostly worries me about water ingress under lid.

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You could out one of those in rear face. They come with a l shaped bracket for catch to catch on. Very neat range at cquip
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Due to time, and ease I have decided just to go with one of these on the wall of the locker.



And the keep mounted on the lid.
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Sorry for the delay, Steve;
The attached image is what I meant:




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I have a front locker lid held down with a length of bungee. I drilled 2 holes in the lid and passed a length of cord through and tied knots. The loop then stretches over a plastic mushroom I made. You could use a few small then a large plastic or steel washer instead of the mushroom.

Second option is a tab on the cushion with a press stud that goes onto the mating half screwed to the locker. I have both as I made the hatch long before the cushion arrived and I don't always take the cushion with me.

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Hadn't realised how filthy the locker was. Time to get scrubbing I guess.

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Good idea with the flap and popper Phil - I will see how I get on with the latch I have ordered.

I am in the same situation with the filthy boat - but bring on the Easter weekend and she will be getting a good clean and all the little jobs sorted.
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In my head I had planned to have the lid, then the keep, then the foam and re-trimmed seat top - and thought it would work perfectly and fit flush - but last night when I was playing with all the bits I had a thought...Balls - didnt think about the bolts heads on the keep...


Due to the lip on the locker when I mount the keep on the lid the bolt heads will be in the flush gap that should be between the lid and locker.

My only idea is to drill two holes in the lip of the locker that will line up with the bolt heads - but I dont like this idea of lots of holes.
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countersink the holes and use c/sunk bolts?
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I thought about that - but I don't have the thickness in the metal of the keep - But I will see if I can get some lower profile nuts first
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