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I think he meant the access boards.
put a small tab on one end so it hooks under the sole, at the other end cut a hole roughly 1.5 to 2 inches wide, then another on the edge to cross that hole and about an inch into the board on the other side , through the small hole on the edge slip a dowel or metal rod so it sticks into the large hole and sticks out about 1/2 inch, and into the hole on the other side by maybe 1/4 inch, a spring to fit around the the dowel/rod, and a small pin or bolt to fit through a hole oin the rod will function as a very easy and secure lock.
put a small dab of grease or something on the end of the rod, hold it back, close the hatch and press the pin against the floor, it will transfer a bit of grease to the floor where you drill a hole for the pin to lock into.
Sounds more involved than it realy is, you can make up a dozen locks in 20 minutes, for maybe $15. You can dress them up as much as you like, or go as spartan as described, simple sturdy and reliable