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Locking Rod Boxes for Montauk
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posted 05-23-2002 09:35 PM ET (US)
I am making a set of Locking Rod Boxes for a Montauk from the original Whaler plans. The plans however do not show how the boxes are hinged or what kind of hinges or locking device are to be used.
Can anyone tell me what size and kind of hinges and locks are used on these boxes? Placement of the hinges?? Maybe a photo?
The only place I see that is practical to install a hinge, and for it to work properly, is on the 1/2" plywood sides. This does not seem very strong to me and would only use a 1/2" hinge.
Any help would be appreciated.
posted 05-25-2002 02:59 AM ET (US)
The locking rod box on our '69 16 had no hinges. It had a hasp & clasp type padlock latch. When you wanted to open the box you removed the padlock, turned the clasp 90 degrees, opened the hasp and lifted the lid of the box and set it back down on the box after rolling the lid 90 degrees inward. As I recall there was either an elastic strap or bungie screwed to the inside of the lid and looped over the side rail. This held tension on the lid in both the open and closed position, but allowed enough slack to pull the lid away from the box to move it from one position to the next.
posted 05-25-2002 02:16 PM ET (US)
You wouldn't happen to have an old photo of the hasp & clasp???
I have a prototype box made up and it fits nicely over the rail and looks just like the original. All I have to do now is get the correct clasp & hasp locking device and I should be set.
posted 05-27-2002 02:32 PM ET (US)
Is there any way I could get a set of those plans from you? I've been wanting to build a set of rod boxes for a while. Thanks
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