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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..."

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

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