securing companionway from inside
Since I'm living aboard, I thought it would be prudent to be able to lock the companionway from the inside (note that I already have combination locks for locking it from the outside). I went to Home Depot tonight and I found a couple of things that I believe were called "surface bolts" that looked like they could be made to work, but I'm wondering if there is a better solution. My companionway is somewhat different than most. The top slides back like on a normal one, but the front, where most boats have dropboards, I have two panels that fold to the side. They're hinged in the middle to each other and on one side to the hull (it's not saloon doors, where they open in the middle; mine both fold to one side). Any ideas?
1979 Gulfstar 37 Laissez Faire