Marine-Grade Latch targets nonlocking applications.

Press Release Summary:

Southco® TM Swim door latch features marine-grade corrosion-resistant construction and electropolished finish. It has CF-8M body; 304 SS spring, screw, and nut; and PA6 and EPDM components, ensuring durability in harsh environments. Low-profile handle releases with push of button and swings 90° in either direction. Unit's O-ring provides positive engagement which is adjustable to compensate for differences in mounting planes between door and frame.

Original Press Release:

Marine-Grade Latch from Southco Enhances Look, Grip, and Feel in Non-Locking Applications

Rockledge, FL, April 23, 2009 - The new Southco® TM Swim door latch provides sleek, stylish design with an ample grip and a solid look and feel for applications that do not require a keylocking swing door latch. Its marine-grade corrosion-resistant construction offers longevity and durability for transom doors, flying bridge doors, windshields and other above-deck or below-deck marine applications.

With a CF-8M body - the nominal cast equivalent of 316 stainless steel - a 304 stainless steel spring, screw, and nut, and PA6 and EPDM components, the TM Swim door latch has the durability to withstand even the harshest marine and outdoor environments. Its electropolished finish adds an attractive highlight to the sleek design. And a low profile handle minimizes protrusion to prevent snagging of people, clothing and gear.

The handle releases with the push of a button and swings 90 degrees in either direction, to offer mounting and operating convenience in any swing door application. An installed O-ring provides positive engagement and a solid feel throughout the full range of motion. Adjustable engagement compensates for differences in mounting planes between the door and the frame of the installation, while the hidden mounting hardware further enhances the installed look of the latch.

For more information about Southco TM Swim door latch performance and specifications, visit Southco Marine's website at; e-mail their 24/7 customer service department at; call 321-638-4990 or fax 321-638-4979.

Southco Marine is a global integrator and designer focused on marine hardware and a wide range of distinctive marine products. Southco Marine combines its unique business structure and marine product portfolio with specialized product training, industry knowledge, and customer service to help OEMs differentiate their products in the marketplace and enhance the value-added experience for their customers.





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