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"Hatch Latch"

Is anyone aware of a US Source for the "Osprey Hatch Latch" or know of a similar product available in the US?

'Hatch-Latch' Security & safety system for yachts

It looks like a pretty cool product, both to improve security while I'm away from my boat and to provide the hatchboard/sliding hatch locking required by offshore racing regulations. With the padlock removed, it secures both the hatch boards and the sliding hatch and still allows opening from inside or out. It would also allow me to use a larger padlock than the hasp that's currently installed.

It is pricy though especially with the weak dollar and shipping from the UK, so I thought I'd see if there were somethiing similar availible on this side of the pond.
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Around here if the lock gets too hefty to break, a crowbar to the hatch frame itself solves the problem for any would-be intruder.
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Around here if the lock gets too hefty to break, a crowbar to the hatch frame itself solves the problem for any would-be intruder.
Yeah nothing is going to stop a determined thief but at least I could put a bigger lock so I could see the numbers on the combination. lol

I'd be interested to hear what others have done to meet the ORC requirements to secure both the hatchboards and companionway hatch so it could be opened from inside or outside the boat. Securing the boards in place seems to me a prudent step to prepare for a longer trip outside. A knockdown or boarding waves that displace the washboards and flood the boat seems it would likely send a boat to the bottom before the structural issues that are endlessly discussed.
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