Beyond The Pale
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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.