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    Default New locks for my waterproof lockers

    I wasn´t very happy with the locks at the locker boxes in my Sooty Tern.
    Made of belts with quick relase buckles it was impossible to get them tight enough to be water proof.
    After a while came out with this new idea.
    It works very well and fits into that narrow slot between the boxes and the centerboard case.



    Laminated with carbon fibre and cut out with a jig saw.






    The rubber seal gets nicely compressed when closed. These boxes will be now 100% waterproof.


    Open mode to get some air inside when I´m not using the boat. You can see the filled holes from the former fastening of the belt.
    Now the belt is fastened to the lid and small stuff, sea charts or clothes will be held in place when I open the lid.








    Cheers
    Max

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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    Nicely done!
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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    Smooooth

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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    wow freakin cool .
    Would you show us the "mold" , how you built the 3d corner?
    ohhh, i see you doing all kinna cool tings with the carbon !
    Last edited by wizbang 13; 06-10-2021 at 07:59 AM.

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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    Nice! And beautifully done.
    Simple question: why not placing belts covering lever part of the new hooks?
    As done it's a risk that something will catch that email part...

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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    Nice!

    kevin
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    Default Re: New locks for my waterproof lockers

    Thanks Guys
    That mold was a 25mm piece of waxed MDF with one cornebr /> routed top a light radius Bruce. I laminated a bigger sheet and Cut all off them from it.
    Hi Touchatout
    I'm sorry but I didnt really Inderstand your question. Would you mind to explain it to me ?
    Cheers Max

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