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Old 03-04-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Those of you who have the front storage box, a simple question: do the hasps accept an ordinary padlock shackle? Not too small an opening? I won't need a "tiny" lock?

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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Those of you who have the front storage box, a simple question: do the hasps accept an ordinary padlock shackle? Not too small an opening? I won't need a "tiny" lock?

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They use standard locks.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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I don't know if things have changed over time, but I had to purchase smaller than standard locks for my 2013 21'. I wouldn't consider my locks tiny, but they are certainly smaller then standard in my opinion.
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Those of you who have the front storage box, a simple question: do the hasps accept an ordinary padlock shackle? Not too small an opening? I won't need a "tiny" lock?

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I ordered these because I wanted a "smaller" lock for cosmetic reasons, and because they're marine grade and solid brass. Got the idea from looking at Cypher's mods. They are 2" tall.

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:20 PM   #5
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I agree with Tom, certainly smaller than "standard" but still provide some protection.

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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hummm. I think the locks are cosmetic. I've spent a lot of time viewing the insides of the front storage box. The hasps has mounted by fiberglass blocks on the inside. Probably will never be a rot problem.

BUT, give me 30 seconds with a pry bar and I could steal everything inside. Batteries, not so much.. they're heavy. Everything else.. mine. I think the locks are for the owners peace of mind, not for someone that wants what you own.. YMMV
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:26 PM   #7
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Yep, pretty much so but that applies to the trailer door locks as well. These things aren't too secure. If a thief wants it he/she will find a way to get it.

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:33 PM   #8
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Cosmetics are important. I've visual! But honestly a padlock won't really secure the front storage box anymore than a cheap clip. As I've said, it's more about your level of comfort.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:40 PM   #9
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Ours did not take a standard lock. On our maiden voyage we picked up a lock made for a locker, it had a thinner shank. Wasn't much to it. When we got home Dave drilled the hole a little bigger so it would take a better lock. Doesn't hurt to stop the opportunists walking by.
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The holes are too small for any of my "small" locks, then I decided I'd not worry about locking the box. If someone really wants what's inside I'd rather they just take it than have them break a $700 box and take $200 worth of stuff.
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