Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
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I've never been a fan of hinges for things that need to seal water tight. The sealing action itself needs pressure, and most hinges aren't able to take the loads required in the direction it's applied. Then when it's open, you often have the 'door' in the way of what you're trying to do.
My preference would be to use the fasteners SVCarolena linked, or google dzus fasteners, available in many styles and materials. Many have captive fasteners with D-rings so you have easy tool free opening and don't have to worry about lost fasteners.
They also have them with toggle type handles, where you secure them then press the toggle down for quick tight sealing.