mounting companionway hasp and staple

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mounting companionway hasp and staple

Postby dbeck on Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:27 pm


I always wonder why the hasp is mounted at the hood and the staple at the drop board. First, I am afraid to scratch my head at the hasp when entering into the cabin (if the hasp is hanging down). Second, my inner eye sees myself on a cold evening in the cabin, with drop boards inserted and hatch closed, then the hasp drops down over the staple and I get trapped in the cabin.

Probably I am missing something, but why not just swap hasp and staple?

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Re: mounting companionway hasp and staple

Postby slash2 on Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:23 pm

I think you could jiggle the hatch enough to free the hasp if it closed on

I actually don’t care for the hasp - all boats seem to use it but to me it looks like an afterthought. I’m trying this on mine:

Optional companionway latch
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It’s brass sliding door lock that pushes into a cup glued into the sliding hatch.

As I recall it’s a McMaster
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Re: mounting companionway hasp and staple

Postby dbeck on Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:40 am

Thanks Steve ...
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Re: mounting companionway hasp and staple

Postby Bflat on Mon Apr 22, 2024 2:18 pm

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Here's how I did it. It requires two staples. You have to scroll on the images to see the whole thing. I think dbeck's idea has merit.
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