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I have decided to store my excess gold bullion in my lazarette lockers. The only catch is, they can not be securely locked. What's there now is the cheezy small latch that can accommodate a padlock, but the latch is twisted and broken. (broken into?)

I don't want padlocks because I don't want to loose them overboard, nor do I want them snagging guest's legs or swinging around scratching the gelcoat. I would prefer an internally mounted/integral type lock and a combination lock would be best.

Has anyone found something suitable? I would think that non-rusting internals would be important, but not easy to find.

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Re: Lazarette door lockers

Something like this? Key lock, not combo.......

Stainless Steel Locking Latches

And in case you want more selection........

http://greatlakesskipper.com/boat-do...-alloy-latches

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Re: Lazarette door lockers

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I have decided to store my excess gold bullion in my lazarette lockers...
Being rather heavy, gold bullion would be better stored in the middle of the boat down low to maintain proper trim. The bilges whould be more secure than the lazarette - particularly if given a good dose of old engine oil - because, as everyone knows, criminals don't like getting their hands dirty..

Tell you what, my gold bullion reserves are a bit thin right now so if you ship it over here I'll look after it for you free of charge.

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Re: Lazarette door lockers

I keep my Krugerrands in something like this hidden under the v-berth.....would probably work OK for bullion too.


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I have decided to store my excess gold bullion in my lazarette lockers. The only catch is, they can not be securely locked. What's there now is the cheezy small latch that can accommodate a padlock, but the latch is twisted and broken. (broken into?)

I don't want padlocks because I don't want to loose them overboard, nor do I want them snagging guest's legs or swinging around scratching the gelcoat. I would prefer an internally mounted/integral type lock and a combination lock would be best.

Has anyone found something suitable? I would think that non-rusting internals would be important, but not easy to find.

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Re: Lazarette door lockers

There are things stored in Lazarettes that may need to be gotten at RIGHT NOW!!!, like Man Overboard stuff, a Fire Extinguisher, Condoms...
Anything done in the way of locking, so as to frustrate Gold Bugs will also frustrate you, even more so, at three in the Morning and in a hurry.

Various "Cabinet Locks" are available, and in fact, my boat came with one. The Key is on the same ring as the Volvo Key. Meaning of course, without a lot of fumbling in the dark, the Volvo may need to be turned off just when it is most needed.
A spare Lazarette Key is now taped just under the handhold, and it's on a long length of fishing line in case it decides to try swimming. I unlock the Lazarrette first thing on Boarding, and I lock it last thing before going home. Inside is an innocuous looking Tackle Box, with spares for all the other keys, a flashlight, and various items best kept away from prying fingers.

The best solution for Gold Bullion, or lesser things like the VHF Handheld, Cellphones, iPads, Wallets and House Keys, and wristwatches and such, may be a Lockbox _inside_ the Lazarrette, free floating but chained so that it doesn't get too quickly buried.

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