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Old 03-29-2021, 05:25 AM
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Does anyone know if the latches contender uses for all the deck hatches are the 2" gemlux or the 2.5" gemlux?

I reached out to gemlux and the person said they dont keep records by manufacturer.

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Fred

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Old 03-29-2021, 07:24 AM
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95% of what I see on Contenders is a 2.5" latch.
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Thanks Jerry.
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I got tired of replacing the crappy Perko plastic latches every 2 years on my 25 Open. I pulled a latch, measured the hole in the hatch, called Gem and they identified the correct size for stainless replacement latches.
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I replaced all of the crummy plastic Perko latches on my 2000 27 and they were the 2 1/2" FWIW
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Do you know which latch specifically is usually used for the anchor locker for contenders? My plastic one is starting to just spin in place .
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Really need to look closely at the drawings on the Gemlux website. I have a 2008 36 Open, and the latches on it are neither the 2” or the 2-1/2” but something in-between. I’m still trying to locate a replacement. I really don’t want to re-drill all of these holes.
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Originally Posted by tribbsa View Post
Really need to look closely at the drawings on the Gemlux website. I have a 2008 36 Open, and the latches on it are neither the 2” or the 2-1/2” but something in-between. I’m still trying to locate a replacement. I really don’t want to re-drill all of these holes.
Send a picture to jerry@gemlux.com and I can take a look.

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