Toggles?

Posted by CLC on Dec 1, 2005

Internally they're known as "toggles," "hatch dogs," "hatch tabs," and "those things." Mark Rogers calls them "latches," which is as good a name as any.

One failure mode I've encountered is that if the latches are left in one spot for awhile on a freshly varnished deck, they can become glued in place. Probably a squirt of silicone spray will keep them moving freely. You'll rue the silicone spray when it comes time to re-varnish, but lacquer thinner will cut silicone.

http://www.clcboats.com/images/products/flush_hatch_kit2.jpg

In Response to: Spin tabs by LeeG on Dec 1, 2005

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