F32 sliding door lock

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F32 sliding door lock

Post by dab62 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:12 pm

Hello all. On my new to me F32, the rod that locks the sliding door has come loose, thus preventing the lock rod from going into the frame. I don’t see any way to gain access to repair it. I had a locksmith look at it. He said the only way to fix it was to remove the door, which I cannot see how to do. Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by WayWeGo » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm

Do you have a picture? I am not visualizing what you are describing.
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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by prowlersfish » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:44 am

I can't think of any reason to remove the door . I agree photos would help " lock rod going into the frame is not sounding right to me . I sure I am misunderstanding .
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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by dab62 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:26 am

I don’t have any pics at the moment. When you turn the lock, there is a rod that goes up through the door frame, then goes into a hole in the upper track to secure the door. I spoke with Bob yesterday, and he thinks I should be able to access it by taking the lock out. Thanks.

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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by WayWeGo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:22 am

That is quite different from the typical patio door type latch on our boat and other F boats I have seen. When you have a chance, I would like to see what it looks like, especially since it sounds like a more secure locking system.
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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by Stripermann2 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 am

What year F32. They changed the design on the latch mechanism...
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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by dab62 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:41 pm

@ Waywego: I probably won’t be going down this weekend due to this lovely spring we’re having. (Snow showers! Really! :evil: ) But I’ll try to get some pics the following weekend. @stripermann: It’s an ‘87. Maybe it was added by the po???

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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by Stripermann2 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:24 pm

To remove the door, you remove the Phillip screws along the bottom sill plate that the salon door rests on. (they go in horizontally) Once these screws, (may 5-6 of them) are removed, you tilt the door outwards with the framing from the bottom and remove. Takes less than 5 minutes...

If I go down to my boat this weekend, I'll refresh my memory about the lock assembly and let you know.
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Re: F32 sliding door lock

Post by dab62 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks!

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