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#11264338 - 12/05/15 05:54 PM Bass Boat Latches
CLedbetter Offline
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I just bought a used bass boat but the owner lost the key for the compartment latches. How do I go about getting a key to lock them? Do I have to replace the latches or can a locksmith make a replacement key?


Edited by Consul1855 (12/05/15 06:20 PM)

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#11264356 - 12/05/15 06:05 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Locksmith. Way cheaper. Some of those latches are upwards of $50 each.
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#11264460 - 12/05/15 07:16 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
One fish Bill Offline
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Try North Texas Marine or Cabelas they had spare keys for Perko Latches last time I lost mine.
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#11264465 - 12/05/15 07:19 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
Rayzor Offline
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What brand laches are they? They are either Perko or TH Marine. Send me a PM. I might be able to help you out.
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#11264505 - 12/05/15 07:51 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
BrotherB Offline
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Try your best to get a key. I just bought latches and spent $625 on them.

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#11264557 - 12/05/15 08:18 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
dmr183 Offline
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Well, I have Perko latches in my boat. I recently bought a couple new keyed latches and thought damn, now I'm gonna have to carry 2 different keys....... Wrong..... The key was the same, original locks were from 2007 and il be darn, they are still using the same lock. Guess if I was a thief, I could go to any other boat with Perkos and I could get in there boxes..

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#11264581 - 12/05/15 08:33 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
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Another solution is to install a rod locker bar, problem solved.
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#11265247 - 12/06/15 09:39 AM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: dmr183]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Originally Posted By: dmr183
Well, I have Perko latches in my boat. I recently bought a couple new keyed latches and thought damn, now I'm gonna have to carry 2 different keys....... Wrong..... The key was the same, original locks were from 2007 and il be darn, they are still using the same lock. Guess if I was a thief, I could go to any other boat with Perkos and I could get in there boxes..
that's great for you....but not a good thing to others. Surely it was luck that they fit. Maybe they have a few different patterns for keys and you got lucky? Hopefully.

I do remember once, when I was younger, that the houses on our street were keyed the same by the home builder/realtor. And it was assumed that the new owners would change them out. Most didn't. Haha. It was an"kid thing"'we'd go into all the empty houses and hang out. This was in The Colony. I bet some of those houses still are the same.
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#11265334 - 12/06/15 10:28 AM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
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Just installed LockRbar alarm system from Tackle Warehouse last week. One of the best investments I've made. My Champion lives under a carport, I been sleeping like a baby ever since. Lock jiggled twice within 10 seconds will make the neighbors ears bleed.

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#11266234 - 12/06/15 07:44 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
Rayzor Offline
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I heard Perko only has a few different keys.
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#11266450 - 12/06/15 09:25 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
CLedbetter Offline
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Loc: DFW

I can't find a brand name anywhere on them. Can someone help identify the brand?

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#11268460 - 12/07/15 07:02 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
CLedbetter Offline
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Anyone know what brand these are?

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#11268656 - 12/07/15 08:05 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
Ryan Wags Offline
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Locking those is pretty much a joke! I have the same ones.
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#11268810 - 12/07/15 08:53 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
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Registered: 09/30/12
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Originally Posted By: Consul1855

Anyone know what brand these are?


Those are old TH Marine latches. I actually think you can still buy them.

TH Marine Recessed Locking Latches
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#11270410 - 12/08/15 03:04 PM Re: Bass Boat Latches [Re: CLedbetter]
CLedbetter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
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Loc: DFW
Thanks bbassfishes! That is it. Called them and they want $2.50 per key, minimum order of $10. Can't believe they won't send me a key for free...oh well. Cheaper than replacing or calling locksmith.

Since most of you don't think these locks prevent much, what do y'all use instead to secure your stuff?

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