Sometimes, in the line of duty, we encounter some unique challenges. While most of our repair and installation work takes place on land, there are occasions where we are called out onto the water as well.
In this recent example, we were contacted by the Operations Manager of a marina in Bayview who needed us to look at a glass sliding door lock on a syndicate boat they manage. The companionway hatch lock needed some urgent repairs and, unfortunately, there were no parts available for this particular lock which presented us with a dilemma.
What Is A Companionway Hatch Lock?
A companionway is an opening in the deck of a boat or ship. It’s typically used for entering and exiting, but it can also serve as an emergency exit or for access to storage. These hatches should always have locks installed so that people cannot enter without permission.
The best way to secure your companionway hatch is with a companionway hatch lock. This will prevent anyone from opening the door unless they know how to open it properly and have the key in their possession at all times. It’s essential not only for safety reasons but also because you want your belongings secured.
These latches are typically made from marine grade stainless steel, and they’re designed specifically for ease of use without sacrificing safety or security.
How We Overcame The Challenge
Here at Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths, we have been building our reputation as a quality locksmith service on Sydney’s North Shores for 24 years. Replacement parts and locks are always a viable solution, but we have the experience and knowledge to repair existing locks. Our licenced and qualified locksmith was able to fix the companionway hatch lock in an efficient manner so the customer could access and secure their boat once more.
Are You Looking For A Reliable And Trustworthy Locksmith In Sydney?
When it comes to your security, we take it very seriously. That’s why our team is always on standby, ready to help you out no matter what time of day or night it may be.
At Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths, we offer an extensive range of services, including emergency lockout assistance, installing new locks and keys, re-keying existing locksets or cylinders and much more. If you are experiencing any problems with your door or lock, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced professionals today.