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    Perko latch caution

    The Perko latch on my cockpit storage door suddenly would not open. Key seemed to work fine, lubrication didn’t help. After hours of trouble shooting, I finally removed the 17 screws holding the door in place and discovered that the plastic backing strip on the door frame had broken in such a way that it prevented the latch bar from moving. The latch was working fine, glad I didn’t drill it out. My access to cleaning supplies for a simple boat wash turned into a two day adventure. It’s a boat thing. Click image for larger version

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    "Impasse". 2001 3988
    Cummins 330's
    Puget Sound

    "You don't want to be the richest guy in the nursing home..."

    That's an after market installation.
    1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'