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Old 08-25-2015, 12:26 PM
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Note the base plastic door has no slide latch or any latch upon closing. The wind and windshield keep it closed. It does have a latch to keep it locked open against the observers compartment wall.

Wondering if a billet latch for the billet doors would cause damage if bumped in the same manner? I suppose if the latch were thick and long enough, it would work wonders. Pun intended.
If you are referring to the frosted lexan looking one on newer MC's there is a metal PC that stows between the two door halves that you flip up and it locks the door in place like the black plastic one on the billet doors.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:01 PM
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^Duh, did not see that, thanks Eric.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:42 PM
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^Duh, did not see that, thanks Eric.
It's not very obvious in its stowed position I will admit and took me a moment to figure out how to deploy it. Glad I could help!
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:49 PM
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I have replaced mine once already and now am having a tough time coughing up another $100 for the piece of plastic because my 35lb 6 year old bumped into the door when we had to slow down suddenly. If anyone wants to find a source for Aluminum ones I'm in.
I'm in too if someone can make an aluminum one...

I still haven't ponied up the squash to buy a new one yet. I Gorilla glued my broken one. Actually lasted about a month and broke again.

I'd be happy to mail mine to you as a template to make an aluminum one if the cost is less than $65...
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:05 AM
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3 Latch slides

I made three latch slides in an hour out of Maple wood in my basement (scrap pieces from old parquet floor). Still think Mastercraft couldn't find a vendor to make them cheap and/or sell them to us cheaper than $65-$100?

Any hardwood would work. Once I stain it Black nobody will ever know and the wood is many times stronger than the plastic.

I did epoxy my original slide (photo). We'll see if it holds.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:15 AM
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I'm in too if someone can make an aluminum one...

I still haven't ponied up the squash to buy a new one yet. I Gorilla glued my broken one. Actually lasted about a month and broke again.

I'd be happy to mail mine to you as a template to make an aluminum one if the cost is less than $65...
If I had a bridge-port I'd make them for everyone. Seems like it would be a fun project.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:23 AM
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There are many online machining services. Draw it up and get a price.

Volume is going to be a huge factor.

I am not familiar with the door, but would a strong latch just mean something else potentially more expensive breaks when the door is bumped?
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:03 PM
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^nice diy work ryan. interested to hear how it holds up. is that the latch that holds the door open against the observers wall, or the one that holds it closed across the bow entry?
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:14 PM
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here is what i did

Epoxy glued it together
Drilled two small holes laterally through both pieces (after glue hardened)
glued in two finish nails
cut off excess nail and ground flush the bevel edge

works perfect ... cost ... zero
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:22 PM
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Moose, This is the latch for the bi-fold billet doors which open just below the walkthrough section of the windshield. This flimsy plastic component of the latch is the only thing that keeps the doors folded closed into the side walk though wall. What I don't get is... MC puts a set of expensive billet doors in these expensive boats and use a 10 cent latch system, Then want to charge their customers a ridiculous sum to replace this faulty part.

Have some pride MC. Enough of these latches are breaking under minimal stress. MC should redesign the latch and let owners know they can get a free redesigned latch from the dealer. It would cost MC minimal and gain them some customer satisfaction...IMHO.
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