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Ripple

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 02:10:20 AM »
If you have the same push button locks we have then I just punch out the two pins that hold the assembly together, clean out the track and coat the track with Sailcote, then put it back together. Pretty simple to do. JR

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2019, 08:09:09 PM »
We have numerous sticky latches on board. Does any one know how to maintain these with out replacing them?
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Steve

S/V Lokelani H49 #33

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 06:14:15 PM »
A little update - I discovered that the problematic catches all suffered from the same problem. The door / drawer was slightly too thick to allow for the push button lock to engage. I removed the push button and then using a Dremel router, I reduced the door thickness inside just enough to ensure that the lock engaged completely. We have had a few bumpy sails since making the small adjustment and so far, I am claiming success. (I always say that quietly so as not to displease the gods that seem to add to my to do list!)
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Merrill and Maryse
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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 02:06:06 AM »
Timely thread. We have a couple of these problematic door/drawer locks on Beleza (H46 #44). One appeared to be a very loose screw not holding the lock into place securely (we'll see for sure next sail). Replacing the lock did not resolve the issue on our trash door, as we went out for a daysail yesterday and it came raging out as soon as we heeled over hard. I had changed out the lock the night before fully knowing that a 60 second fix NEVER fixes a boat problem! After further inspection, the catch and the plastic that gets locked into place are not even close to being aligned correctly. I'll be filling and drilling some new holes to realign. Anyway, I think that's our problem. We have several spares of these locks from QL, and I can't tell any difference between the new ones and those that have been in operation for years on the boat.

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Chris

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2017, 06:01:15 PM »
Interesting.... I played around with a couple of the problematic door locks and I discovered that the reason they do not lock is that the door is too thick for the lock to engage! I did a little "whittlin' with the Dremel and was able to reduce the door thickness by about 3/16" and low and behold, the lock now engages!!! Next is a test this while sailing - results to follow!
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Merrill and Maryse
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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 08:28:57 PM »
Thanks all for the feedback and sure enough when the button is pressed in the catches can easily be depressed - the doors and drawers will never stay closed like that! Sounds like the start of a new order to Queen Long! At least they are very good at parts supply for our boats!
Cheers from the sunny island of Montserrat!
Merrill and Maryse
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curtandkt

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »
Hi Merrill and Maryse,

The push button latches just wear out and don't hold after a while. I think there good latches. I tried repairing them with no luck. The solution I've found is to just get new replacements and replace them when needed. I got them direct from Queen Long but you might try MMI http://www.mmimarine.com/mmi/index.php. I recommend biting  the bullet and getting a bunch of new replacements to have on hand. Good luck.

Curtis & Katie
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joel

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 03:24:24 PM »
My 44 has no latches, so I added these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KDFMWE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2IU0UKFMMIICK&coliid=I15O0I8YV6C0YQ&psc=1

I have not been out to test them, but they are not visible when the cabinet is closed. 

Joel

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Re: Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 02:55:00 AM »
I do not think there is any adjustment to the lock mechanism, only to the outer frame. If it is pushed in, should not open if square stopper is out over outer frame. My complaint is at times it can be hard to pull open with such a small knob to pull on.
Lance and Pam Johnson
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Ambition

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Cupboard Door Locks
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 01:40:36 AM »
On board our 2002 Hylas 46 all the cupboard doors and drawers use the same "push button to lock" type mechanisms. We have a few doors and drawers that will always open up when we heal over hard. I have tried to adjust the frame side catch but that didn't result in any success. I am surely missing something in the adjustment process and would be grateful for any tips on how to resolve this short of adding sliding bolts to all the offending doors!
Thanks,
Merrill and Maryse 
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